DE As White Wash.

by Regan Baird
(Woodstock, ON, Canada)

I used to mix it with water to a thin paste (not quite like paint but this is the idea) and I would paint the walls of my chicken coop using it like a white wash keeping the amount used air born down to a min.

I also had a neighbor who used this same method on the bottom part of his trees.

Comments for DE As White Wash.

Average Rating starstarstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Jun 17, 2014
DE As White Wash
by: Pauly

Ah Ha! Very interesting. I imagine when it dries that it would be stuck to the walls pretty good without coming off easily.

This would keep insects down to a minimum. Am I correct?


Jun 24, 2014
white wash
by: Regan

Yes though they say DE does not work once wet I think that once it is applied and allowed to dry is sharp qualities return and so when bugs try climbing the walls you get the same result bugs get cut and fluids drained.

The end result less bug's bugging, lol.

Jun 24, 2014
DE As White Wash
by: Pauly

Yes that's a popular application. To spray in a liquid form so that it sticks to every nook and cranny.

When the water evaporates the DE is dry once again and you're back in business.

Very cool and thanks for sharing!

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Have A Great Story About Diatomaceous Earth?.

Search This Site

All Products

Line of Products

Available NOW!

Over 760 Pages

No More Excuses!


Below Are Products I Trust

All New 

2019's Newest

Worm Composter

The Garden Tower
50 Plants In Just
4 Sq Ft of Space

Order/Learn More

What Is The Garden Tower

Take Your Worm Farming Hobby to the Next Level

Don't tell me you haven't thought about it!

Start your own Business with GLOBAL Support.

Learn More

Extreme Vermicomposting

Create Amazing Compost Even in Extreme Conditions


Learn More

Build a CFT Worm Bin


The Most Efficient & Effective Worm Bins on the Market


Who's the Man Behind all the Worm Composting Products?

Get To Know
Pauly "Dr Worm"

An Interview by
Urban Worm Company


Gardening Know How