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Offline bailey

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Painting woodenware
« on: January 15, 2013, 12:18:50 PM »
Does anybody other than me use a 4" paint roller to paint woodenware?   
 I tried this method and love it.  For tops and bottoms its a quick easy method. 
For boxes I stack them upside down and I can get the inside do the handles pretty easily. 
This has saved me a lot of time when compared to a paint brush! 
I love my mini roller!!! :-D
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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2013, 12:46:15 PM »
Thanks for the info, I plan on trying it, I have lots of boxwx to paint.
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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2013, 03:19:37 PM »
I usually spray the boxes but a good layer takes 4=5 coats.

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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2013, 03:24:07 PM »
You using an airless sprayer Scott?   
Thought about using one but hate the noise and I'm deaf enough as it is. 
The roller does pretty good with 2 coats.  One to seal wood then another to thicken the paint layer.
Glad your back online and hope your luck turned to the better!!   
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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013, 03:34:05 PM »
I also spray paint but then I let everything sit for at lease a month with two weeks outside. No reason for the drying process just that what I do. (I like to get the sun on the new paint before the bees get to into them.)  -Mike
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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2013, 05:37:14 PM »
I roll and bush.  Just depends on my mood and just how much I have to paint. 

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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2013, 06:08:38 PM »
I absolutely hate painting bee hives.  I use a brush.

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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2013, 10:30:59 PM »
Man Scott, all those things sound the same. Pile them up and have at it. I dial mine down so they don't run. So then I have to get them a couple extra coats. It helps to have a cooler close by too.
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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2013, 10:45:05 PM »
In the past I painted with a roller, but this year I am planning to spray them. When I painted with a roller and didn't have something to separate them they would get glued together. Do you have similar problems when spraying? Or you have a trick that works slick.
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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2013, 01:12:38 PM »
BabcockFarms, when I spray I put a toothpick in each corner for separation. I have had some minor amount of paint on the top and bottom of the boxes but no paint has ever gone inside or even half way (note I spray up and down, never directly at the cracks.) -Mike
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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2013, 02:05:38 PM »
I see I'm not the only one to discover the little rollers.   I don't have alot of hives, but not a fan of painting.
Using the small roller does a super job in no time at all.  In my case, I spend more time in preparation than I actually do painting. 

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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2013, 07:20:25 PM »
Yeap, me too I use a roller and hit the hand holds with a brush.  A couple of coats and put them up until needed, usually 2 to 3 months.  Not always but try to have some ready to use.




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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2013, 08:45:48 PM »
I absolutely hate painting bee hives.  I use a brush.

Ditto. The only thing I've found that makes the process easier is to buy a good quality paint and forget about the $5 cheapo mis tints.

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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2013, 10:31:18 PM »
How about good quality mis tints?
I scored some $7.00 a gallon exterior that normally sells for $28.00. It's a nice light color.

I prefer stain and would really like to set up a dipping station someday.

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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2013, 11:09:24 PM »
I would also like to set up a dipping station, a wax dipping station. Do it once and you are done.
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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2013, 12:00:25 AM »
Mikecva

Toothpicks is what I used last year. My mistake was not driving into town to pick some flat ones. I used the box of round ones I had in the kitchen and the hive bodies were going all over the place like a circus act. LOL Lesson learned
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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2013, 03:43:39 PM »
New at the whole Beekeeping thing but have been a contractor for years. In my experience, go with a 4" cigar roller to get the paint on and then have someone else come right behind you to brush it out... Its called laying it down. Makes a smoother finish, but i wouldnt use my sprayer because although it coats it fast, it does not obtain the same MIL thickness as a roller will....It would take two or three coats with the sprayer to get the same protection that the roller will give. Roller= longer life for your boxes.   8-)
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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #17 on: January 17, 2013, 04:59:17 PM »
Jim if you get the dipping station going let me know. I would pay you to let me dip my boxes. I have 40 to start on tomorrow I normally use a 4in roller. I take a long 4x4 and put it on some saw horses. Then put the boxes through the 4x4 so you can just turn the boxes to get all four sides. On a nice day by the time I get to the end the first one is ready for the next coat.

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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2013, 09:50:07 PM »
New at the whole Beekeeping thing but have been a contractor for years. In my experience, go with a 4" cigar roller to get the paint on and then have someone else come right behind you to brush it out... Its called laying it down. Makes a smoother finish

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For five summers I worked helping painting and wallpapering when I was in school.

Still cant stand it when I see that some one has not brushed out there paint and it looks like a stormy sea.  :drowning: Not that i really maters on my poly hives, the painting is just sunscreen, but I still have to do a good job  :brian:

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Re: Painting woodenware
« Reply #19 on: January 17, 2013, 10:07:11 PM »
He you can see a way to paint boxes without bending and getting paint, on your hands, multiple boxes and boards will make it easy to spin them around to paint all sides. A roller might speed things up.

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