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I'm using coates nuc plans for 5 frame and 2 frame nucs. Using plywood. Was thinking about using two coats of liquid rubber and a coat of latex paint. I'm adding a vent- hole in the back. I don't have access to a dipping tank and the cost of wax is pretty steep. A 5 gal bucket of Ames blue max liquid rubber is around $166. Anyone one else have experience doing this?
 

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With the cheap cost of mis-tints at name paint stores($5-8 gal) I hardly think it's worth the cost.The cut edges of cdx is worth coating with titebond glue.
 

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Rubber coating on wood might not be a good thing. Moisture can travel through the wood and may push the rubber loose or trap moisture underneath. Far too expensive to protect bee boxes.
 

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Good grief. Prime it and then put on whatever exterior grade mistint the Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore paint store had. It will last 15 years if you do that.
 

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If you are not $$ challenged try some. I would think the bottom boards, bottoms and sides would be nice to have rubber coated. coating the corner 2 inches could be nice. Lids also Be nice to have rubberized.

Bees for me is "what" do i spend on,, not should I spend. :) It may be over Kill , but what is a flow hive?....
If you try it let us know how it worked.
GG
 
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