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  1. #1
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    Mar 2009
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    Mesa County, Grand Junction Colorado
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    Default Deck Paint vs. Oil to latex ect ect?

    I bought new honey supers and I'm interested in hearing of the different paint options out here for exterior finishes. Ask any painters and they say oil first then latex.

    Any one out their have 2 cents? What approach or efficient methods or products are you using? Any ideas would be great to read!!

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    Riverdog

    PS is't almost river season

  2. #2
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    May 2005
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    chilliwack, bc
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    Most of my supers are painted once with an oil base exterior solid-color stain. i use a brush for the hand holds then a roller for the rest. after 10 years the supers still look quite good. I've been thinking about using a paint sprayer but not sure if I should change that wich works good already.
    Will Gruenwald Chilliwack BC

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Location
    Fairfield, Connecticut
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    Oil, latex, stain, polyurthane, spar, or don't paint it at all. I don't think it matters to the bees. I have been painting for about 20 years, they make latex primers now. I just use whatever extra I have laying around.
    If it isn't broken, don't try to fix it. If you build it, they will fill it.

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    +1 for Grimbee. The bees aren't going to appreciate your work. Equipment that I put 2 coats of quality exterior oil base paint on 20 years ago still looks good. I think the key is quality product, and I prefer paint over stains because I think they protect against UV damage better.

    If you have a bunch of equipment and want to save money, buy the best quality paint that has been returned because the color was mixed incorrectly. If you are a small hobby beekeeper, go through the color charts and pick what suits you. If you are in an area where nosy neighbors or vandals are a problem, camouflage might be in order.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Phelps Co. Missouri USA
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    What ever you can get at yard sales !

    Most of the time FREE, Garbage man won't take it and people are too lazy to take it to a recyle place !

    Dumpster Diving is more fun than shoping !

    PCM

  6. #6
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    Dec 2007
    Location
    Vienna,Maine,USA
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    Maybe try to get mistented Duration exterior paint from sherwin williams its self priming and is about the best latex product I know of.
    That which is not good for the bee-hive cannot be good for the bees.
    Marcus Aurelius

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