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  1. #1
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    Feb 2002
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    Clifton Park, NY, USA
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    I have a lot of cans of interior latex paint and instead of tossing them out I thought I might use it on nuc boxes. Anybody know how well the interior latex will hold up outside.

  2. #2
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    Feb 2005
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    Albuquerque, NM
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    Well... it is called interior for a reason [img]smile.gif[/img] .
    It may work as long as you keep it out of the weather and are willing to repaint fairly often. In all likely hood it will be more trouble than it is worth.
    If you really like the color of your paint, you may be able to give it a coat or two followed by a coat of UV / Weather protestent clear varnish.

    just my $.02
    -Robert<br /><a href=\"http://photos.bobsbees.com\" target=\"_blank\">Photos and Such</a>

  3. #3
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    Oct 2002
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    The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
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    &gt;Anybody know how well the interior latex will hold up outside.

    I see no problem with it at all, it should hold up a long time. In the interior of your hive.
    Bullseye Bill in The Scenic Flint Hills , KS
    www.myspace.com/dukewilliam

  4. #4
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    Jan 2004
    Location
    Bridgewater VT. USA
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    interior paint has no uv resistance and will breakdown in a single season of sun and rain, leaving you with a spotty mess and a lot of peeling paint.
    Stuart

  5. #5
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    Sep 2004
    Location
    Devils Lake, North Dakota
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    Don't use it.......... You will find you wasted your time and paint.

    Check and see if your community has a drop off for hazordous material like paint. You can drop off your interior and help yourself to exterior paints other folks left behind.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Erin, NY /Florence SC
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    I'm just preaching to the choir but I'm with everyone else. Painting equipment is one of the real annoying parts of this business. It's worth it do it right. Most counties in NY have a hazardous waste pick up day and Sundance is right, you can get rid of what you have and get paint that will work, usually in some really unique colors. Call your County Soil & Water Conservation District, they usually schedule the day in NY&gt;

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