Hello all, just got my Flow Hive 2 araucaria in and want to start off right with the best protection for the hive that I can. First off, I would have ordered the cedar hive but for some reason I read or thought that I could only order the flow hive in Araucaria if in the U.S. So I did. Oh well, that’s water under the bridge as they say.
Moving on to my new Araucaria Flow hive now. I’ve been looking at paints to protect the new hive and Behr paint gets really good ratings from what I read. The problem is I don’t know which to chose out of these two paints.
First is the BEHR ULTRA Exterior Semi-Gloss Enamel paint and primer in one. Suppose to be a top of the line, long lasting, exterior paint.
Next is the BEHR PREMIUM Solid Color Waterproofing Stain & Sealer. This 100% acrylic formula seals out the elements, and the sun’s harmful UV rays, for up to 10 yrs. on decks and up to 25 yrs. on fences and siding.
I’ll be painting my hive white because of the high heat we have down here in south Mississippi. And because just about every hive I’ve ever seen in this area is white for that reason I’m sure.
We also have high humidity to deal with also. So any thoughts or ideas on my choices here will be much appreciated.