I haven't painted a bunch of my equipment. Of course we only get about 12 inches of precipitation a year... The sun is hard on the wood though.Is there anyone who doesn't paint?
I have been told the biggest reason for not painting the inside is that the bare wood asks to pull moisture out of the air and this is especially helpful in cold weather. I do not know if that is accurate or not. If the bees are going to coat the inside anyway that would seem to negate the theory.Also... about painting the inside. I have read advice on both sides (pardon the pun). What are the advantages and disadvantages?