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Old 11-30-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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Does anyone have any experience painting the tops of crowns with spray paint or any other type of paint? I'd like to use different colour crowns to distinguish between batches.

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:12 PM   #2
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Never tried painting caps, they might scratch when capping them. My LHBS still different colored caps, or just could try doing cap labels which is what I've started to do - http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f46/chea...labels-125410/
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:53 PM   #3
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See also: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f46/exce...labels-265575/

where I suggest a place to buy colored round labels in literally dozens of colors in increments as small as one sheet at a time. I still use them and print beer names on them with a laser printer. The color really does help me find beer in the darkened basement. Paint is a hassle, go for the stickers.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:55 PM   #4
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I always stamped or used round stickers.

They make waterproof ink pads and millions of interesting stamps.

 
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Old 11-30-2012, 09:09 PM   #5
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If you don't like any of the above terrific suggestions I'd suggest colored permanent markers before paint.
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:25 PM   #6
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Great ideas. Thanks guys!

 
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Old 12-01-2012, 02:41 PM   #7
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If you have a Michael's Crafts (or similar MEGA craft store..) Just wander down the sticker and stamp aisles. You will be inspired!!

My favorite was a tiny spider stamp I would use with RED waterproof ink.

Just one little red tick on top of the bottles of a certain batch.

There are also stickers that look like they were made for bottle caps. One of my favorites had 5 different fall leaves. I used each different leaf for 1 of 5 different fall beers.

 
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