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  1. #1
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    Default Painting hive parts

    Ihave been using exterior latex paint on my hive bodies etc.. But if i put them into service in less than a month the surfaces seem to stick together from the uncured paint. I was wondering looking for some suggestions on keeping them from sticking

    Dan

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    I have one gal of paint that does that, seams like it don`t dry, won`t buy any more of that.
    Ed, KA9CTT profanity is IGNORANCE made audible
    you can`t fix stupid not even with duct tape

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    off the top of my head, i too will say it's probably the paint. i get the $5.00 gallon color mis-mixed paint at the hardware store when i see it. i had a gallon of it once that never seemed to quite completely dry.

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    Tractor supply has paint hardener. I don't know what type of paint it will work in.

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    A lot of latex paint take a full 30 days to fully cure. I would bet that this what is going on. I wouldn't worry about it just use your hive tool to get them apart. Speaking as a painting contractor.
    My-smokepole

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    I let it dry for a week or two to make sure all the smell is gone, then I put beeswax on the top and bottom surfaces. Problem solved.

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