Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Painted Rain Barrels

Scroll down for examples of designs we've done on rain barrels and descriptions:

Price list:
$65 each - Solid colored 55 gal barrels. (usually brown, green or black - state your preference)
$75 each - In stock barrels with ecological designs (55 gal) See above for examples of designs.
$85 each - Custom painted barrels (for barrels with designs that we don't have in stock; Note: Custom barrels may take up to two weeks, depending on schedules of painters.
Visit our shop Recyclique at 2811 Hillsborough Rd., Durham [open: 3-6 pm Thur and Fri or 10am -5 pm Sat.] to view barrels we have in stock; or email for more info:  yikes.contact@gmail.com
For orders of two or more, we give a discount of $5 off per barrel.
Delivery locally (Durham city) for $10 (max of two/trip), or free for Watts-Hillandale or Old West Durham.  $15 for outside city, up to 15 miles.

Barrels are re-used industrial food grade plastic, previously used for water-soluble, non-toxic materials. They are lightly sanded and primed, designs are painted with acrylic or latex paints, and finished with a clear urethane finish coat. Faucets (w/ threads for garden hose) are brass, installed into a no-leak conduit, barrels have an overflow installed at the top to which you can attach a hose and run back into your drain system. They have a half-moon opening on top for gutter flow, covered with a nylon screen (secured by a bungee and cord or re-purposed rubber bike tire inner tube) which can be pulled back for dipping out of the barrel. In addition to the screening, for maximum mosquito protection, we recommend use of one-quarter mosquito dunk (or a cup of vinegar) per barrel per month during summer weather.

Rain barrel sales support CommunEcos's sustainability education and green job creation projects - We involve teens and adults in painting rain barrels at festivals and community events; and we produce environmental workshops.
 Visit us at our new website is http://www.communecos.org

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