Painting quick rite tubes


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Old 07-22-14, 12:28 PM
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Painting quick rite tubes

We are building "tree" props for a show outside. We are building a 2x4 frame then sliding the concrete tube over it for a round effect. Because th tubes are cardboard I am concerned they will get weak and deteriorate over time. Is there something I can paint on them to make them a little more resilient? They are the cardboard tunes used for concrete forms for decks
 
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Old 07-22-14, 12:56 PM
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Most any paint will help but it still won't last a long time.
 
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Be aware, too Sonotubes are wax impregnated, so it may be a task to get paint to stick.
 
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Old 07-22-14, 02:17 PM
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I didn't think about that a solvent based primer will adhere better than latex primer - latex is fine for the finish coat.
 
 

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