Applying Spar Varnish?

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

  1. WaldensRidge

    WaldensRidge Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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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