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Applying Spar Varnish?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by WaldensRidge, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. WaldensRidge

    WaldensRidge In the Brooder

    Dec 28, 2011
    Red Bank, TN
    Anyone have any suggestions on applying spar varnish to the interior of a coop? I've read that you can thin it 30% and run it though a hand pump sprayer and achieve good results, but I figured I see what you guys thought first.

    Thanks in advance
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2012

  2. wilbilt

    wilbilt Chirping

    Feb 20, 2012
    Nor Cal
    I would be concerned the thinner and solvents in the varnish would destroy the seals in the sprayer (assuming you are referring to a plastic spray bottle). What size is the coop? Can you use a brush and roller?
  3. DadOfFour

    DadOfFour In the Brooder

    Mar 15, 2012
    We used to put marine varnish on an old wood boat using rollers. Just do multiple thin coats if you're wanting to ensure water protection. 1 thick coat will run and the "texture" will be weird.

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