We have all heard about it, and now I am going to talk about it. We now know how important light is in our grow room, and for our marijuana plants, but do you know what the best reflective material is? Do you know that 35% of your light comes from the reflected edges of the light radius, and not just from up above where your lights are hanging? Do you know how to maximize that reflective edge, or verge to the best of your ability? We are going to talk about that now.
Why Mylar is not the best choice for your marijuana grow room walls and surfaces
There are a series of problems with Mylar, and I am going to spell some of them out right now. While Mylar has a high reflectivity factor, it is also a very flammable substance, prone to igniting under less than ideal circumstances. Here’s another thing about Mylar, it does not reflect light evenly. It tends to collect “pools” of light and then reflect those pools in a far too narrow and focused fashion. I have notice this effect with Mylar when I used it, and it is not fun to try to figure out, or retro-fit in the middle of marijuana grow. You might be better off just painting your walls and floors a flat white, and I am going to tell you how to pick that paint.
A high quality white paint is a good way to go for your marijuana grow room
Here’s how to get your high quality white paint. When you go into a big box store, ask for a flat white paint, a true white paint. What constitutes white in paint is the amount of aluminum oxide in that white paint. The more aluminum oxide, the whiter your paint will be. Ask for paint with the highest amount of aluminum oxide in it that you can get. Although it has a slightly less reflective value than Mylar, (approximately 5% less) the light it is reflecting is dispersed far more evenly and coolly, which is all good for your marijuana plants. It creates a grow room that will produce far more evenly and consistently throughout its’ cycle. If you are reflecting your light more evenly, your plants will like that. Really, avoid Mylar if you can, it just isn’t the best material out there.