i still need paint help!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Iheartchicks<3:), Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    i posted another thread with my coop pics but no one is answering................... how should i paint my coop?
     
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  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you asking for color ideas or more basic info.?

    I used enamel exterior paint for the inside and out because it will stand up to the elements and is more durable and easier to clean then interior paint. I paid full price for the paint I used on the exterior because I wanted it to look nice and match the other out buildings, but I found $5 a gallon oopsie paint at HD for the inside.

    ETA: I also put lino on the floor and didn't move the chooks into their new digs for a week after it was done so the glue and paint odor could clear out and not cause them any problems.
     
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  3. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    im talking about paint colors.. our paint does match the house.. and icky brown 70's color but i dont want it toooo... color ideas?
     
  4. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You could go with a nice barn red and use the brown for trim so it would still look like it goes with the house, or a dark green with brown trim...
     
  5. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if your house is "Oxford Brown"? I remember my mom having our house painted that color (icky is the right word) and my dad going nuts because he hated it.
     
  6. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    its some 70's throw up worthy color.... we WILL paint it.. i think red with white trim?? not original.... i like bright colors but nothing gawdy..
     
  7. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    help?
     
  8. MakNugget

    MakNugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I chose a really dark green for the purpose of it blending in with the yard and not sticking out like a sore thumb. The run was left unpainted, with 1/2" mesh up the side, then 2x4 mesh coated in black vinyl up the rest for the same purpose.
     
  9. BonnieJean

    BonnieJean Out Of The Brooder

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    Maybe you could paint it colors that you would like to paint your house? Then one day if you paint your house, you can have it match then! Kind of a small scale trial...
    As for colors, we painted ours a light gray/light blue color with slightly off white trim and a wood stained door (maybe you could tie in the brown that way).
     
  10. Iheartchicks<3:)

    Iheartchicks<3:) Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 1, 2010
    Mount Vernon, WA
    i like the wood stain idea!! and i wont be choosing the paint for our house.... im 13 [​IMG]
     

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