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Bat House Finish Options

Our bat houses are certified by Merlin Tuttle's Bat Conservation (MTBC) & Bat Conservation International (BCI) and come unfinished in natural northern cedar. However, you can choose to have yours finished by us with either a painted finish or stained finish all applied by hand brushed application, "not sprayed on". We only use high quality non-toxic products for our finish process.

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In some cases, the customer will elect to do the finish process themselves. We have put together some helpful tips for you, and a list of materials, so your painting or staining process goes a little smoother for you.

When you purchase a bat house that is made out of natural cedar we will include our FREE instruction guide for the painting and staining process.

Hear what an expert has to say!

If you order a hand rubbed lifetime "Copper Roof" you will want us to install a finish on the house for you. If we do not install a finish before the copper roof is installed the copper will tarnish from the oil on your hands when you try to paint or stain the house. You will end up with a very ugly looking finish on the copper roof.

Research Studies conducted by Bat Conservation International ( BCI ) indicate a "92%" Occupancy Rate with a bat house that is painted or stained over houses that have no finish on them.

Painted Bat Houses

We will apply two coats of primer and three coats of non toxic 100% acrylic latex exterior paint that is mildew resistant with superior fade resistance quality. All applications are hand brushed on. You can choose from a variety of quality colors: Black, Bark Brown, Dark Green, Light Green, Dark Gray, Light Gray, Dark Blue, Light Blue, Redwood and Kidskin.

Stained Bat Houses

We will hand brush apply two coats of non toxic solid color 100% acrylic exterior latex stain that is of mildew and fade resistance quality. You can choose from a variety of quality colors: Black, Dark Brown, Dark Green, Light Green, Dark Gray, Light Gray, Dark Blue, Light Blue and Redwood.

Please review the Heat Index Chart so you can
choose the best color for your area.

Bat Houses - Painted

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Bat Houses - Stained

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