I went down to the local building supply store and they didn't have anything like what I am looking for. I have an IBC tote system and I am up to the point where I paint it for the sun. I went looking for paint that will stick on a plastic surface and the store didn't have a black coat and a white surface coat.
Anyone have some ideas? I don't want the containers to grow algae.
Krylon Fusion is made for plastics. I've bought it at auto parts stores, walmart, and lowes. I don't think you need specific colors, you just need to block the light.
I think I am going to spray paint the beds sides with some kind of paint. I will also wrap the fish tank with some kind of roofing paper or water proof paper.
First off it doesn't block much light, it doesn't look very nice, and yes it doesn't stick to the plastic, really its a complete failure.I doubt the plastic will last though one summer. I also want the system to look professional when it's complete.
Bummer. Well they do make spray paints specially meant to stick to plastic (though just about anything will come off when scratched or scraped.)
Hopefully you will have better luck wrapping it up with some attractive material. I've seen people use the reed or bamboo screening for such purposes.