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LyzzaRyzz 05-30-2012 10:43 PM

Using window screen mesh to make java moss wall?
 
Saw a few java moss walls, and figures id give it a try!

Can I use window screen mesh? I've got a whole roll of it, it's made of fiber glass, and it seems clean and free of dust.

If not this, what else do I use?

TwinDad 05-31-2012 01:18 PM

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Originally Posted by LyzzaRyzz (Post 1101156)
Saw a few java moss walls, and figures id give it a try!

Can I use window screen mesh? I've got a whole roll of it, it's made of fiber glass, and it seems clean and free of dust.

If not this, what else do I use?

I would be very carefully of using window screen. Some of them contain aluminum and lead.

I have seen some people post of using a nylon scrub pad that is free of chemicals and looks like a hair net. Basically a plastic net that looks similar to a window screen.

redchigh 05-31-2012 01:30 PM

You can buy plastic screens in the sewing/craft section of hobby stores that work well.
I think they're sold for needlepoint.

LyzzaRyzz 05-31-2012 11:32 PM

Ill have to look it up and do a bit more digging if i want to use it. Ill look at my lps and my local craft store for other stuff to use..Ugh..and i thought i was gonna have it easy!

marshallsea 06-02-2012 11:51 AM

have you ever gotten into fiberglass, yourself? its excessively irritating. it may be safe but if its not you're in trouble.

LyzzaRyzz 06-02-2012 08:35 PM

Why is it irritating?
i looked it up and it says nowhere about it containing lead or leaching chemicals.

sparkyjoe 06-02-2012 08:51 PM

Heh, theres nothing like running around swinging a stick only to have your hands start burning. Then to look at them and see them absolutely glistening from all the little glass fragments. Ugh!
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LyzzaRyzz 06-02-2012 11:15 PM

Oh god! Thats gotta sting!

Ive accidentally fallen into a cactus..one of the little ones, with lots of little thorns! So Painful!

marshallsea 06-05-2012 01:18 PM

its the fiberglass itself thats irritating.


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