Anyone painted their hardware cloth black?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by crowdofmyself, Jul 30, 2018.

  1. crowdofmyself

    crowdofmyself Songster

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    Is it worth doing it? What kind of paint did you use?
     
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  2. Mrs Ugh

    Mrs Ugh Chirping

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    I painted mine to match the coop I just used regular outdoor paint I'm glad I did it, but it would have been easier if I had done it before I attached it to my coop!
     
  3. crowdofmyself

    crowdofmyself Songster

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    Okay, good to know. I'll be sure to do it before I attach it to the coop!
     
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  4. BlackHackle

    BlackHackle Gone away, will be back next month

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    I spray paint it white :lau
     
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  5. Shamo Hybrid

    Shamo Hybrid Songster

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    Wouldn't it be more of a distraction if you paint it?
     
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  6. crowdofmyself

    crowdofmyself Songster

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    I'm wondering if it would be worth it with 1/2" hardware cloth. Is the visibility that much different if it's painted black?
     
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  7. BlackHackle

    BlackHackle Gone away, will be back next month

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    I would imagine
     
  8. crowdofmyself

    crowdofmyself Songster

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    Sold!
     
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  9. Ste

    Ste Songster

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    We painted ours the same grey color as our coop/shed. We used a sprayer and painted it after we had attached it.
     
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  10. platypusGold

    platypusGold Chirping

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    Painted mine after it went up and the change is incredible. I still have a section i haven't done (winter here and the weather isn't warm enough often enough to paint) and the difference is night and day.

    Im not sure of the long term robustness, so if anyone did it a couple of years ago i would be interested if its something that has to be re-done often or not
     

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