Paint it on

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by abcfamily, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. abcfamily

    abcfamily LawnSite Member
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    O.k. so I am tired of waiting for a calm day to spray around my mulch beds. And I have a paint stick that I haven't used in years, so I got to thinking why not just load it up with some round up and roll it on the weeds.
    Only problem is I tried just using water (as a trial to see if it would leak) and it is to thin and wants to drip as I walk between the beds. Now I could carry it around in a bucket but that would be a pain.
    This brings me to my question. What can I add to it to thicken it up enough not to want to drip? Thanks for your suggestions.
  2. kbrashears

    kbrashears LawnSite Senior Member
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    Pay it by the hour. Guaranteed to slow down.
  3. knox gsl

    knox gsl LawnSite Fanatic
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    corn starch
  4. greendoctor

    greendoctor LawnSite Fanatic
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    RoundUp as a paint on application may be kept as concentrated as 1 part RoundUp to 3 parts water. I use a 4 oz bottle sold for applying grout sealants. It is a squeeze bottle with a small bristle brush at the top. It does not take much touched to a weed and it is way safer than a sprayer to desirable shrubs.
  5. cgaengineer

    cgaengineer LawnSite Fanatic
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    I suspect this is a similar bottle to the one that come with a Permagreen but has a TeeJet nozzle in it...I use the PG bottle with my mower to blast weeds as I see them and have been looking for a lower cost alternative.
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  6. gqnine44

    gqnine44 LawnSite Senior Member
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  7. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
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  8. abcfamily

    abcfamily LawnSite Member
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