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Question: What are most of you guys using to paint your boxes with?    
Waterbased Paint - 11 (55%)
Oil based Paint - 4 (20%)
Dipped In Beeswax - 1 (5%)
Other - 4 (20%)
Total Voters: 20


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« on: May 17, 2012, 03:18:54 PM »

What are most of you guys using to paint your boxes with?

Ive been using water based but some of my boxes have started warping on the joins, im thinking of switching, yes it takes longer to dry but i think it is probably more waterproof.
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« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2012, 09:12:39 PM »

I am using water based paint at the moment, seems to be working ok, but I do slap a lot of it on  grin
I really want to get started wax dipping as I hate painting, but the expense of getting set up is a bit of a killer Cry
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« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 09:57:24 PM »

I'm the same as Paul and like him I put heaps on, especially over the joints.
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« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 10:13:09 PM »

I use miss match paint.



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« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 01:50:06 AM »

I use miss match paint.



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That's what I do as well. The one benifit of having big hardware stores with poorly trained and low paid staff is there is always plenty of mistinted paint  grin
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« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2012, 01:58:58 AM »

ah you gotta love the big green hardware store...for mismatched paint.

I got 5 liters of water-based outdoor paint for $20.00 the other day.
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« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2012, 03:59:03 AM »

ah you gotta love the big green hardware store...for mismatched paint.

I got 5 liters of water-based outdoor paint for $20.00 the other day.

Thats  a bargain, paint is so expensive now
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« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2012, 04:01:31 AM »

I am using water based paint at the moment, seems to be working ok, but I do slap a lot of it on  grin
I really want to get started wax dipping as I hate painting, but the expense of getting set up is a bit of a killer Cry
Paul.

i was toying with the idea of just dipping the ends of the box in wax, it would mean i would need to heat up less wax and the ends are where most of the problems seem to be..
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« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2012, 09:14:55 PM »

Id have to say i use alot less paint now that i am using oil based primer and then water base top coat. Oil more durable and it soaks in less when u top coat with water base.  Chris
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« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2012, 12:31:30 AM »

I have been paying $5 a gallon for miss tint outdoor paint.  As long as its a light earth tone color I will use it.  Otherwise I love Kilz barn and fence paint.  Wish I had a barrel of it.
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2012, 03:53:38 AM »


   Pure Linseed Oil for the woodwork - need a few coats, and gotta wait between coats to let it dry in.
   Water based primer and paint for the galvanized steel part of the lids, different colour for each hive. I use leftovers that I have in the shed.
  And I've got one unpainted super that I put together and used in a hurry, its actually doing OK, but I don't expect it to last as long as the others.   

   
   
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2012, 08:04:38 AM »


   Pure Linseed Oil for the woodwork - need a few coats, and gotta wait between coats to let it dry in.
   Water based primer and paint for the galvanized steel part of the lids, different colour for each hive. I use leftovers that I have in the shed.
  And I've got one unpainted super that I put together and used in a hurry, its actually doing OK, but I don't expect it to last as long as the others.   

   
   

think im paying the price for not enough paint, things went so fast that i only used one caot now they are warping and buckling.
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