Hive body paint -- for resale
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  1. #1
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    Default Hive body paint -- for resale

    Picked up a bunch of new bodies, im assembling them, and im going to paint them all with my paint sprayer.

    I dont care about the color of my hives, but I do plan on selling hive bodies locally throughout the year. Unassembled, assembled and assmebled/painted.

    Any thoughts on what color I should be paint the ones for resale besides white? I can pick up most colors at a discount if I watch the 'oops' table at the paint store, but white isn't a color that ends up there.
    Instrumental Insemination & Northern VSH Queens

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: Hive body paint -- for resale

    The Habitat Store in Port Angeles offers paint for sale. My experience with Habitat paint is that white is the predominant color available.
    http://www.habitatclallam.org/who_we...tat_store.html

    At my location, paint is $7 per single gallon, and $30 in 5 gallon buckets.
    Graham
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  4. #3
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    Default Re: Hive body paint -- for resale

    Quote Originally Posted by Rader Sidetrack View Post
    The Habitat Store in Port Angeles offers paint for sale. My experience with Habitat paint is that white is the predominant color available.
    http://www.habitatclallam.org/who_we...tat_store.html

    At my location, paint is $7 per single gallon, and $30 in 5 gallon buckets.
    I'll check them out thanks! If it is the same price, thats $2 cheaper than oops paint!

    Still leaves the question, is white the best thing to paint bodies for resale?
    Instrumental Insemination & Northern VSH Queens

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    Default Re: Hive body paint -- for resale

    Quote Originally Posted by jcase View Post
    ....... is white the best thing to paint bodies for resale?
    White is the best thing to paint hives for ANY reason.
    But in the event that someone actually prefers a different color, white will be much more easy to cover than say, competition orange, neon teal, aqua blue, etc....

    I have exactly ONE more hive than you.
    That makes my opinion beyond dispute!

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    Default Re: Hive body paint -- for resale

    If you have a supply of white paint, you can always add some colour to make a pascal colour. White is a bit boring and they stand out. a bit of camouflage does not go astray.

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