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I have a question regarding windows in a haunted house. The space I have to use has a LOT of windows. We have been using black painters plastic but that tends to still let some light in when we have our daytime hours. The other problem I have is with our plastic falling in the middle of the evening. What is the best way to temporarily black out a window in a haunt? I tried not having day time hours but with the short ammount of time we have (we are only open 2-3 days a season) we have to have daytime hours to facilitate our crowd.
 

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There is a black plastic tarp that construction workers use to block out windows. I suspect our landlord uses it to keep the city from looking in during the construction.
I've only seen it in a rather large roll (25'x10') but you might find it is small rolls. I've purchased it from HomeDepot but I'm sure any major home improvement store would carry it.
 

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What about spraying the windows with black colored liquid latex, maybe a few coats worth, then it would just peel off when you want to remove it.
I was a co-owner of a commercial haunted house and we were able to just spray paint the windows black. I know this is not an option for everyone.

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This might be a little to extream but some people actually paint there windows black. I don't know what kind of paint they use but it has been done. I'll check around and see If I can find anything out.
 

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thanks, the black construction workers plastic is what we use right now but like I said it tends to fall and it lets light in if you don't attach it just right. I'll look into the paint option as well.
 

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How about getting some large cardboard boxes from an appliance store and cutting the cardboard to fit the windows tightly. Tape around the edges with some duct tape.
 

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When I was a teen, we used roofing tarpaper to black out the windows. It's pretty stiff, but not bulky like cardboard, and can easily be cut to size. It will definitely block out the light.
 

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I agree with the tar paper but you could double up on the black plastic. I've never had it to come down but I use a hammer tacker and plenty of staples. You might could use black poster board. I've used it in some situations.
 
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