Envirotex and Variations

Discussion in 'The Inspection Pit' started by Flash Blackman, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    I looked at some past threads and I am not clear on parts of this issue.

    As I check the internet, I see that I cannot purchase Envirotex at Lowe's or at Home Depot. I can purchase Envirotex at Michael's and maybe Hobby Lobby. True or not? Anyone with actual experience?

    Envirotex Lite seems to be the only thing available? I guess Envirotex was too toxic. [​IMG] (Probably was.)

    Some have use Famowood? Is this a type of Envirotex substitute?

    Thanks for the info. I am not so much interested in its application or use, but the actual purchase of the item seems to be in doubt, at least in South Texas. Thanks again.
     
  2. Powersteamguy1790

    Powersteamguy1790 Permanently dispatched

    Famowood works equally as well as Envirotex or WS Water.

    You can buy it at Home Depot.


    Stay cool and run steam..... [​IMG] :cool: :cool:
     
  3. Bruce-in-MA

    Bruce-in-MA TrainBoard Member

    Can't speak for South Texas, but here in the Boston area Envirotex always seems to be in stock at Michaels.
     
  4. SecretWeapon

    SecretWeapon TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Flash,
    Here in NJ,I go to AC Moore,Michael's or Pearl Paints.All are Art supply shops.If you check out my track to nowhere(my railimages acct),there are 2 pictures,Enviro-tex lite was used.It was easy to use.
     
  5. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Okay, that does it! Michael's tomorrow for Envirotex Lite. I'm checking the website. Thanks.
     
  6. Fotheringill

    Fotheringill Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Famowood worked for me and is cheaper than Envirotex.
     
  7. ncng

    ncng TrainBoard Member

    I have never tried Famowood. I am in the process of putting in a log pond for a new sawmill. The best price I found for Envirotex light was at Jerry's Artarama. I just bought my second gallon from them (big pond).

    Their price on a gallon is $46.99 if I remember correctly plus $11.95 shipping. That is about 1/2 the price that I found at the local Micheals store. They didn't have the gallon size at the Micheals.

    Web Link: http://www.jerrysartarama.com

    David
     
  8. Pete Nolan

    Pete Nolan TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Watching for replies . . .

    Envirotex here in Albuquerque is sometimes availbale, sometimes not. My local art store carries it (on and off) in the small quantities, not the larger ones. I'm looking at Famowood from Lowe's. But I've never seen large quantities there.
     
  9. Flash Blackman

    Flash Blackman Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Okay, that does it! Michael's tomorrow for Envirotex Lite. </font>[/QUOTE]I did get the 8 ounce Envirotex at Michael's. Cost about 9 US$.

    ncng, that is a good price compared to what I paid. A gallon is a lot! Pete Nolan, did you use a gallon to make all your water?

    [ September 14, 2005, 07:05 PM: Message edited by: sapacif ]
     
  10. Fotheringill

    Fotheringill Staff Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Unless you are making Lake Superior in scale, a gallon is a hell of a lot of mix. From the pictures Flash has posted it doesn't look like much more than a quart will be needed.
     
  11. Pete Nolan

    Pete Nolan TrainBoard Member TrainBoard Supporter

    Flash,

    I'd guess about three quarts. I think I've spent about $100 on the stuff--IIRC, it's about $32 a quart. And that's for a pretty thin coat. I do like the new WS stuff for some of the ponds and seepage pits away from the harbor.

    The East Harbor is going to need another quart; and then I need to recoat some of the West Harbor, and the bay.

    It may be months before I get to it. I'm fully booked (overbooked?) through December with some daunting projects, and the first half of next year looks just impossible.
     

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