New Coop - Paint Inside?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by BetterHensandGardens, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. BetterHensandGardens

    BetterHensandGardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so the new coop arrived (see pictures here if interested - http://www.betterhensandgardens.com/2010/06/13/new-chicken-coop-with-surprise/) [​IMG], and DH asked, "should we paint the inside - maybe it would help protect the wood?"

    And I had no idea as to whether it's a good idea, is it worth the work (chickens won't care), or should we leave it the way it is? [​IMG]

    What's the best thing to do?
     
  2. shopchicks

    shopchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, paint it! 6ou can use exterior satin or kitchen and bath paint and it will be easier to clean and protect the wood.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    VERY nice coop! And chicks, too! [​IMG]

    I would paint the inside, and use a latex paint, not oil-based. Reason? Paint will help seal the surfaces for easier cleaning and close places where mites might hide.
     
  4. Keene's coop

    Keene's coop Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i did. i painted the floor and a foot up the side walls to protect.
     
  5. somissemilyy

    somissemilyy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i didn't do mine, but hey, i like yours! :) i think it's all according to the person.
     
  6. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We painted the part around the roost area with a clear sealant. We also put down vinyl flooring. That has been the best idea ever!!!!!!!!!
     
  7. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wow - that's a nice coop. Definitely paint inside. Prime first (I like to use oil-based kilz primer on bare wood and then latex exterior semi-gloss color, 2-3 coats). Do the floor while you're at it. You'll be so glad you did when it comes time to clean out your coop....
     
  8. chickerdoodle

    chickerdoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice coop (and great surprise)! We painted ours indoors and put vinyl on the floor--love it!! The shavings just slide off the floor and any dirt on the wall or roost come right off. [​IMG]
     
  9. Knock Kneed Hen

    Knock Kneed Hen California Dream'in Chickens

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    Did the same as Chickerdoodle and it's making clean up a breeze!! I highly recommend it. I can't believe some of the places poo shows up (insert smiley scratching it's head)
     
  10. SarahBeth9394

    SarahBeth9394 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I'm dying to know where you got it from and how much it was.
     

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