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Painted some boxes
« on: February 08, 2020, 02:42:49 pm »
Got some new feeders so figured I clean up some other boxes and get a fresh coat of paint on it.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2020, 03:57:09 pm by jtcmedic »

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Re: Painted some boxes
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 03:59:55 pm »
 Oh wow, that is a lot of boxes, to me anyway.  Ya been busy.  Looks nice, neutral color. Spray painted no less,  I still use the ol hand brush.

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Re: Painted some boxes
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 04:34:55 pm »
It was the what?s left in the garage color  :grin: and had the sprayer so figured I?d hit all the extra then switch some around for next year and clean them up. Hope this is the color of splits

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Re: Painted some boxes
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 04:56:29 pm »
JT beautiful building in the background.  I?ll bet you have fun.
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Re: Painted some boxes
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2020, 05:02:07 pm »
Looks good. I?ll be painting when we get another warm weekend.


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Re: Painted some boxes
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2020, 06:07:10 pm »
JT beautiful building in the background.  I?ll bet you have fun.
Thank you it is our simple pole barn we keep the bee supplies in it gonna rock the floor soon hope to one day have a tractor,it will come, my wife likes it and I have the backdrop of her Garden
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Re: Painted some boxes
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2020, 06:28:01 pm »
Nice J. As others have said I like the color. So far I have not repainted any of my boxes. (Still Newish) I am thinking next season I will rotate and dig into this maintenance venture lol . I used a spray rig when I painted my new boxes. What did you do about the re-painting the top and bottom edges of these boxes. Or did you?
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Re: Painted some boxes
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2020, 06:49:59 pm »
Nice J. As others have said I like the color. So far I have not repainted any of my boxes. (Still Newish) I am thinking next season I will rotate and dig into this maintenance venture lol . I used a spray rig when I painted my new boxes. What did you do about the re-painting the top and bottom edges of these boxes. Or did you?
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Didn?t paint tops or bottoms.

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Re: Painted some boxes
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2020, 09:19:12 pm »
"Didn?t paint tops or bottoms."

I appreciate your reply jtcmedic. Just to clarify, and you may have understood and answered accordingly, I was asking about painting the top and bottom (edges) of the boxes themselves, not the tops and bottoms of the hives. Was this the meaning of your answer?
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Re: Painted some boxes
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2020, 09:56:40 pm »
Yes painted them stacked I find they stick and chip off more with them painted on top and bottom

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Re: Painted some boxes
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2020, 10:52:53 pm »
Jtcmedic. I noticed the ground underneath your boxes. You can spray paint the grass green all you want, but it won't make the spring come quicker. :wink:

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Re: Painted some boxes
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2020, 12:08:52 am »
jtcmedic I would like to share something with you.
Cao once told me. "I have a block of beeswax that I rub on the edges of my boxes.  It keeps the paint from sticking."

Several of us discussed ideas on the exterior painting subject a while back titled:
Painting a hive's exterior
" on: May 23, 2019, 11:25:32 am "
If you take a few minutes to check this out (if you haven't already) you may find this helpful and interesting.
Best Wishes,
Phillip



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Re: Painted some boxes
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2020, 08:04:44 am »
jtcmedic I would like to share something with you.
Cao once told me. "I have a block of beeswax that I rub on the edges of my boxes.  It keeps the paint from sticking."

Several of us discussed ideas on the exterior painting subject a while back titled:
Painting a hive's exterior
" on: May 23, 2019, 11:25:32 am "
If you take a few minutes to check this out (if you haven't already) you may find this helpful and interesting.
Best Wishes,
Phillip




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Re: Painted some boxes
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2020, 08:06:20 am »
Jtcmedic. I noticed the ground underneath your boxes. You can spray paint the grass green all you want, but it won't make the spring come quicker. :wink:
I?m in Florida always spring.  :grin:

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Re: Painted some boxes
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2020, 06:18:19 pm »
Played around with a stencil today I think it turned out well