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What do members use to tone down white Apidea's ?
I have so water based fence stain and was thinking of using it.
 

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Same as any poly. some say gloss and some say emulsion.

Pick your shade and slap it on.

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Cuprinol Garden Shades is quick drying, water based and not too expensive to buy.
 

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I have made some bait hives out of poly boxes I got from our local aquatic outlet, I painted them with brown water based fence paint to give them a camo effect but it doesn't sink into poly like it does in wood, and when it rains it comes off When You handle them, :dupe: I should have realized.
 

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If You can smile when things go wrong, You have someone in mind to blame

So, Hyde Ranger - you blaming the paint then??
 

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I forgot.

Strong colour, and at least two to make it stand out as "home" the virgins need all the help in returning back.

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