Re: Is using paint a waste of time?
Painting is something I do when I don't have anything else to do. Or anything better to do. Whether it is necassary or not is debatable. I have plenty of boxes that have been in use for ages that have never been painted or stained.
If you do wish to paint or stain, set 5 or 6 on a bottom board and paint all four sides. Spray or brush.
In the spring, while in SC, I will sometimes go get a bucket of paint and a brush and paint two sides of my hives while on their 4 way pallets, just to spruce them up.
Mark Berninghausen "To float, upheld, as salt water would hold you, once you dared." Denise Levertov, poet