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Paint for Pine Flow Hive


I have painted my flow hive with Taubans Sunproof Exterior in Low Sheen Neutral. Will this do the job? I live in the Tablelands QLD where it gets quite wet and mouldy. I would like to avoid getting mould on it, however being low sheen it doesn’t feel as if it’s covered it enough. Should I coat it with something else?


If you followed the manufactures instructions you should be fine. If in doubt do another coat.



Thanks AdamMaskew :grinning:


I would give the timber an extra coat of paint more than is recommended. That will at least make the finish last longer.
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Thanks you Peter48, I have given it about 3 coats. It should last like you suggest, it just still feels raw so I might give it a coat of varnish as well. There is so much information on here, I am looking forward to reading everyones posts.


l wouldn’t apply varnish over paint, don’t be nervous about putting an extra coat of paint on, I apply two very thick coats of paint and sometimes a 3rd.
Paint is a cheap option than the timber becoming damp and rotting in a few years. I plan on by hives lasting at least 10 years with a single repaint in that time if it is needed. A good time for painting and a good drying time with water based paint.