Do I need to paint the inside of my coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by greenbaboondesigns, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. greenbaboondesigns

    greenbaboondesigns New Egg

    Jun 28, 2010
    Hi, I'm new here. We're currently painting our coop - although I feel like I'm having a hard time getting to all the nooks and crannies.

    Do I need to paint the inside of the coop? I can't figure out how I'll get inside it. Our coop isn't very big - just enough for 3 girls.
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Hi & Welcome to BYC,

    You do not need to paint the inside of the coop.
    A good coating of glossy paint can help with the cleaning, but is not a requirement.

  3. chickengrandma

    chickengrandma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 3, 2009
    I'm happy that I took the time and effort to paint our coop. Scrubbing poop off the walls and floor is much easier off of paint than an absorbent piece of raw wood. I would recommend painting and consider putting laminate flooring down, also.
  4. Jeeper1540

    Jeeper1540 Chillin' With My Peeps


    We didnt paint ours, but you can if you want
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    IMO, the little amount of time and sweat involved in painting the interior of a small coop will pay off for years. You don't have loose droppings soaking into the wood, and it just makes general clean-up (even just wiping down walls with a damp rag) SO much easier. But many people don't paint...(and many write on various posts that they wish they had).
  6. SparksNV

    SparksNV Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 13, 2010
    Spanish Springs, NV
    For the inside, can you use exterior house paint? or a semi-gloss interior?

    I am going to paint the outside of my coop to match my house and was going to use the same paint (Behr satin exterior house paint with primer) and was going to use that for the interior, too.

    thanks again!
  7. turtlebird

    turtlebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2009
    Exterior, glossy as you can find.
    I actually used (leftover) high gloss floor paint. Cleans up pretty nice.

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