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  1. paul87

    paul87 New Egg

    Jan 22, 2012
    Hi Guys and Girls
    I am looking at protecting my coop and then want to paint it so it looks nice in the garden. Please can someone tell me what i can use that will not harm my hens. Also when is the best time to do this.
  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 29, 2011

    The best time to paint is when the weather is about 50-60 degrees Fahrenheit. Any latex paint that is water based should be fine for your birds. They have a lot of great new fast-drying paint products out there. The dryer the weather, the better.
    Take Care,
    Sunny & the 5 egg layers
  3. hemet dennis

    hemet dennis Chillin' With My Peeps

    And use exterior semi gloss even in the worst conditions will last 5 + years

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  4. SydneyLorpa

    SydneyLorpa Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 10, 2012
    If you want to save a lot of maintenance down the road, I would recommend a semi-transparant latex stain. Paint is problematic when it deteriorates..lost of scraping and prep etc

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