I have painted 2 of my Flow Hives but with the new Flow2 Hives, I would like to make the most of the timber finish. So I asked around about using Tung Oil to seal the outside of the hive.
The advice I got was that Tung Oil is not suitable for outside use, that it should be used for internal painting/oiling.
I used to have boats and used Intergrain Varnish, or Cabots Natural on the “bright works”, however I don’t think these products would be suitable for a hive due to their chemicals.
So question is:
- Tung Oil : Can it be used for the sealing of the outside timber of the hives or not?
- If you recommend Tung Oil, is there a particular one or are they all the same?
- How often will the oil need to be re-done?
Thanks for any advice.