The exterior of all wooden bee hives must be protected from the wet otherwise the bees must use their energy to dry it out. You will understand the importance of this if you stand outside in wet clothes. Wood Stain & Protector is a multi-purpose, water-repellent quality coating that colours and protects the whole garden - provides weather-proofing protection to all types of timber and is so good that it will even adhere to masonry and terracotta pots - water-based wood stain with very low VOCs (volatile organic compounds) creates a quick-drying micro-porous coating that contains a mould inhibitor to protect the coating. Once dry it is not harmful to plants, children or animals making it the ideal choice not only for fencing and sheds, but playhouses and animal housing.
The nature of a wood stain is to allow some of the grain and colour of the timber to show through. So from a white wash to a solid opaque finish it may take a few coats to get the effect you are looking for if you are painting over other colours or dark timber.
- coverage at 8-12 m2 per litre