This is one way to paint hive boxes (or supers). Hang them between two saw horses (like Rusty does at Honey Bee Suite) and paint them:
We don’t have any saw horses, but we managed to improvise something like this:
Here’s the video:
We painted our hives with linseed oil when we first got into beekeeping because we were all hung up on being as natural as we could be. I still like the look of the natural wood, but the linseed oil doesn’t last. We’d have to repaint the hives every two or three years if we stuck with linseed oil. We use 100% acrylic latex paint now. The colour isn’t important, but we picked a dark green. I think we’ll go with yellow for the next few boxes.