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The Shed Door

You will no doubt remember my attempt at attracting Moths to my alcohol drenched shed door?

Well first here is the colour that the shed was originally, before any cider was painted on.

So next taking the bottle of Perry Cider and pouring into a dish and painting the door:

This is the result within 10 minutes of painting the door! This has to be the best paint stripper on the market today? No wonder alcohol screwed my liver up after drinking it for all those years. I think maybe a small glass of Nitromorse on ice may be worth a try. (Only joking if any kids are reading…I AM NOT SERIOUS).

So…now I have to paint the whole shed! AND, not a single moth was interested in the very strong smell of  the cider.

  • Bottom line? Need a different type of alcohol to the cider.
  • It’s the wrong time of year.
  • Or, all the visiting moths got so Mozart that they all went on to somewhere else to finish the night off!

Back to the drawing board.


Mozart & List?

Tips & Tricks

I read recently that if you paint a wall say, on a shed  or similar, with any kind of alcoholic liquid, during darkness it will attract moths. Now I haven’t drank for about 12 or 13 years but I still have some odd liquor laying around mainly for visitors. So, I thought why not give it a go. I just pulled out a half bottle ‘Traditional Perry Cider” it had turned from a beautiful golden perry colour to an unfamiliar colour brown! After jamming the screw-on cap in the door jam of the kitchen door to unscrew it, I opened it and it smelt pretty good actually! Very potent. But I don’t drink. So I took it out doors and poured a little into a small pottery saucer and began to paint it onto the door of my garden shed. Nice and near to the kitchen  so I can capture photos of all these wonderful moths that are going to arrive tonight.

Now the shed and the fence is pained in one of these preservative type paints, mine happens to be blue (not my choice by the way).  Imagine my surprise when immediately, I mean IMMEDIATELY, I began to paint on the cider onto the shed door, it removed all traces of blue paint, clean down to the wood!  I have never been able to buy a paint stripper that good.

It smelt really good, and I couldn’t help laughing, although I will have to re-paint the shed now. So watch this space, we will see if actually does attract any moths. More likely to attract a few old Musician friends I should think, with that aroma wafting over the garden wall!