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What do forum members use to "paint" a Poly Hive?

I've read that latex paint can be used, or even that old standby, Cuprinol.

I wondered what others use, I gather that it's not so much a case of waterproofing, but more a matter of preventing deterioration from UV rays.

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Cuprinol Garden Shades works but is not as hard wearing as Dulux Outdoor Masonry Paint. Both are water based which is easier to use and clean up afterwards. A 4" wide roller plus a half inch brush for the corners works fine. You can also just use more or less any sort of paint suitable for outdoors which needs white spirit for cleaning the brush.
 
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For years I used matt paint but Murray recommended gloss so it's now gloss that is in use.

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