What's the easiest way to light proof a room?

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  1. Floyd

    Floyd TPF Noob!

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    well? actually I'll add to that what's the easiest way and as a second question what's the cheapest way? and what's the cheapest/easiest equilibrium?
     
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    It really depends on the room, if its going to be permanent or temporary, the size and whats inside it.

    Duck Tape is good for covering small cracks of light, use a black cloth to cover windows (attach it by velcro - easily removable). To cover large areas you can use boards, or as a more temporary measure, suspend black cloth to make giant curtain type walls.
     
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    Go to your local film lab and see if they will save you the bags that their rolls of paper come in. These can be cut and spread out to about 2' x 3', and of course are absolutely light proof. Tape them together overlapping to cover your windows.

    I went to the hardware store and found a roll of black plastic that was about 8" wide. I don't even know what it's really for. I secured this around the edges of the door so that 6" sticks out blocking the cracks around the top and sides. I use a rolled up towel to block the crack between the door and the towel.
     

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