1. ChcknLady

    ChcknLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to paint the outside of my coop, which will be accessible to the chickens (if they decide to peck it). What kind of paint should I use that would be safe for them?
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Anything you use will be safe for them once it is dry and the solvent fumes are gone. I'd recommend priming well first and then using a good quality exterior latex. Mistints from the paint/hardware store, or (not too old) remnants from a recycling store or from neighbors etc, are an economical way to proceed; don't skip priming though. And apply several thin coats rather than fewer thick ones.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    My coops are painted with the $5 paint from Lowe's and Wally World. It usually sets by the paint counter. I think it's the mis-tints or what ever. Some of it is the expensive brand paints ($25+) I get all kinds of wild colors this way.
     
  4. Appaloosa Hill Farm

    Appaloosa Hill Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used Valspar paint sold at TSC for my coop. It covered in one coat. A friend's husband, who is a painter by profession, came over to paint the top (me on a ladder is SOOOO not a good idea...) and said that it was the best covering paint he's ever come across. It was more expensive ($20/gal) but the time and work it saved me was well worth it. We used "Ranch Red"! [​IMG]
     
  5. ChcknLady

    ChcknLady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone. I was thinking Valspar from TSC too. It is actually on clearance at the stores now!
     
  6. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Check Lowe's & Home Depot. I've got the mis-tint stuff in Valspar and Olympic for $5 a gallon. Painted my bathroom with some that I found in a pretty blue and sand for the trim
     
  7. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Valspar is nice paint. Make sure you prime first. This is very important and will save you paint/time when it comes to your color...
    have fun!
     

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