Caulk/paint?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by frog522, Aug 5, 2010.

  1. frog522

    frog522 In the Brooder

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    Caulk then paint? Or paint then caulk?
     

  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Not so sure about caulking....chickens will peck at it and eat it, I think.
     
  3. CorporateGranola

    CorporateGranola Chirping

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    Don't use caulk unless its absolutely necessary. If you really insist on caulking, IMHO you should wait until after you've painted.
     
  4. chickendude

    chickendude Songster

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    I disagree. You should caulk then paint. The paint will hide the caulk. Just make sure you use paintable caulk. By the way what is it you will be caulking?
     
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  5. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Songster

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    I caulk and then paint. I did it on the whole outside but nothing on the inside.
     
  6. CorporateGranola

    CorporateGranola Chirping

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    I was thinking he was probably going to use stain versus colored paint.... for stain, I would still suggest caulking afterward because the caulk won't allow the color to get into the grain of the wood. For other types of paint, callemin is probably correct.

    Side note: most people recommend caulk only for waterproofing of roof panels, in which case the chicks won't really be in danger of ingesting the caulk. I wouldn't be comfortable caulking anywhere else.
     
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  7. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Songster

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    Prime>Caulk>Paint or Stain>Putty>Finish Coat.
     

  8. chickendude

    chickendude Songster

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    Quote:You got it Chook
     
  9. frog522

    frog522 In the Brooder

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    Quote:I'm planning to caulk the outside of the coop (seams and also gaps between perpindicular plywood boards). The information on the caulk tube I was looking at was specifying no more than 3/8" or 1/2" gap depending on the type/brand of caulk. Otherwise they say you need a "backer rod" whatever that is. Some of my gaps come close to 3/8" but don't exceed it.
     
  10. frog522

    frog522 In the Brooder

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    Quote:If it turns out to be a good idea, I just plan to caulk the outside. I'm attempting to keep water from leaking into the coop from rain and then causing slow rot inside the coop where I can't see it.
     

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