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  1. #1
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    Default Painting Bee Hives

    What is a good paint for the outside of beehives ? I want to hear the groups views and info on this. I am sure it will be white.

    Thanks,

    casper_zip

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    Sherman Williams Duration. I painted some non-treated wood for a garbage corral with the stuff when it first came out several years ago, and everything is holding up amazingly well despite constant weather.

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    Any good quality exterior latex, 2 coats. I actually do not paint white but use other light colors, easier to identify my equipment as MINE.
    A government large enough to provide everything you need is strong enough to take everything you have. T. Jefferson

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    You could go that route...or I go down to the Lowes and check out the "oops" paint shelf. I get $25 exterior paint for 5 bucks a gallon..color is not really an issue although I did pass on the bright pink!!
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    sponge,
    I was looking for the bright Pink what Lowe's

    Brooklyn

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    Quote Originally Posted by NasalSponge View Post
    You could go that route...or I go down to the Lowes and check out the "oops" paint shelf. I get $25 exterior paint for 5 bucks a gallon..color is not really an issue although I did pass on the bright pink!!
    I use kilz primer and then top coat with exterior latex. I bought the pink oops paint at lowes.
    Don't think you are on the right road simply because it is a well worn pathway.

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    I prefer paint of the paint type. Light colors. Preferably cheap, or free. Check your local recyling center. Lots of times they will have it free for the taking, or almost free. I personally don't like to work with Kilz, but it's tolerable in the open air.

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    Quote Originally Posted by casper_zip View Post
    I am sure it will be white.
    Thanks,
    casper_zip
    Go to your local paint supply outlet, hardware or whatever and ask for their "Oops Paint". You might be able to get it for $5.00 per gallon, unless inflation has brought up the price since I last bought any.

    Get a cpl of gallons or more and an empty five gallon bucket. Dump them all together and there you are. The best paint to paint bee hives. Don't forget the brush.

    You didn't bet on white because of your name, did you?
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    Quote Originally Posted by mothergoosemagic View Post
    Sherman Williams Duration.
    +1.... Awesome paint, but it's not cheap!!

    Cheap paint/primer has hosed me a couple of times. Other say "any paint will do", not for me thanks .

    Coupled with the oil based primer it is dang near bullet proof ; and yes mine are white.

    RKR
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    4 seasons 19 Hives-Camp Branch Bee Ranch. Est 2009
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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    I been going with the natural wood look myself lately! Tung oil is ok, i tried it!! The linseed oil and alil beeswax mixed is ok also but alittle messy! I like the Minwax natural wood for exterior use myself.

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    Quote Originally Posted by mothergoosemagic View Post
    Sherman Williams ...
    I know what you mean, but isn't Mr. Williams' first name Sherwin? Just checking.
    Mark Berninghausen #youmatter

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    When I was a kid, I remember hives painted a metallic grey.
    BeeCurious
    Trying to think inside the box...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    I know what you mean, but isn't Mr. Williams' first name Sherwin? .
    Sherwin- Sherman
    Potatoe- Pototoe (this is a Dan Quail joke........ get it!!)
    Tomato- Tomoto

    It's all the same right? ......Right?

    Fun thing is my wife pointed that exact thing out to me 2 months ago and I had been reading it wrong my whole life!!!!

    Further more I did not catch it when I replied to the post!!!

    That Williams guy makes some darn good paint whatever his name is.


    RKR
    4 seasons 19 Hives-Camp Branch Bee Ranch. Est 2009
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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    I bought some mis-tinted paint to actually use to paint our coonhound's dog house. I went ahead and painted a couple of hive bodies first...its purple. My husband won't let me near his hounds house with it! So I guess I get some funky hives. I now have purple, baby blue, and white hive parts. I just buy whatever is on the sale rack. I guess I'm still looking for dog house paint now...
    Human natural selection= just take the safety labels off of everything and let the problem solve itself.

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    A flame detail might be nice! Smokin!!!!!

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    Quote Originally Posted by rkr View Post
    That Williams guy makes some darn good paint whatever his name is.
    RKR
    His name was Edward...
    BeeCurious
    Trying to think inside the box...

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    I don't paint anything anymore. I doubt the increased life span is worth the cost of the paint, and I know it isn't worth my time.

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    I was going to try that...couldn't bring myself to.
    Mike Forbes
    Red Dirt Apiaries

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    I try to go for anything but white. One I painted a few days ago was dark green. I use a good primer and then 2 coats of exterior latex.

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    Default Re: Painting Bee Hives

    one of my bosses is a professional painter so i asked how will i get the longest life out of a hive.

    he said.
    make the surface smooth. so i am filling the joint ends in with some wood fill and sanding the whole thing smooth.
    then he said to get a good paint and suggested something some sherwin williams and the bear all in one paint with primer in it. he also suggested a semi-gloss to gloss finish because it is more durable.
    i went for the bear, i did one hive with 3 coats and one with 2, now i am working on testing a couple of supers with the wood fill and sanding.
    i got my paint advice first, then the prep advice.

    he also said like a house, you will need to repaint.
    not sure how i will do that besides just having a bunch of equipment a swap out?? have not figured if that is worth it yet or the cost of the paint.

    i will let you all know how it goes in a few years.

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