Interior coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Justhatched, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Justhatched

    Justhatched Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This weekend I started painting the coop (not complete yet) and now I am thinking about the interior. My goal is to "preserve" the wood and make cleaning easier. I was thinking of putting wallpaper up on the inside walls. What are the pros and cons to doing that? Should I do something better to preserve the wood?[​IMG]
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I think a gloss or semi gloss paint would hold up a lot better. If a corner of the wallpaper loosens, they will pull it off and probably eat it.
     
  3. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we used FRP on the walls and floor of the coop. On the walls we put the FRP about 3/4 the way up and then painted the other 1/4 with white paint. It really makes for easy clean-up. I just wipe the walls down once a week with vinegar and the floors I do monthly with vinegar. So far so good, they have been in this coop for 8 months now.

    I posted a picture below showing the inside with the FRP in it.
     
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  4. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG][​IMG]TThis is the inside of the coop when we were just about done with it.
     
  5. jdeoliveira74

    jdeoliveira74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the idea of frp I was debating that myself. Cleans easily for sure! thanks for the pics. Wallpaper not a good idea with the cold and heat it will begin to peal and then they will find areas to pick at. I say semigloss paint is a better idea then wallpaper. Frp better for sure!
     
  6. dustyroad

    dustyroad Out Of The Brooder

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    I wouldn't suggest to go out and buy this when in need, but something that I've found very useful to have stockpiled is old hard-side above ground pool material. It can be picked up cheap at fleamarkets/Craigslist/classifieds and is great. Smooth on one side, dense (easy to clean) plastic and large in size. The only drawback is that it can get wavy during storage, so I try to keep it tightly rolled and out of the sun.
     
  7. horseshowmomnv

    horseshowmomnv Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is FRB? I am sure it is obvious, but my brain just can't seem to figure it out this morning.
     
  8. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    FRP is fiberglass reinforced plastic. It comes in sheets similar in size to a sheet of paneling. And it is glued on to the surface.
     
  9. jdeoliveira74

    jdeoliveira74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can find it at any homedepot or lowes... its 4'x8'
     

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