Not-So Extreme Coop Makeover

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by ShelterFarm, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. ShelterFarm

    ShelterFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    We bought our coop a month or so ago and I've been waiting for a break in the weather to paint the old, weathered plywood (fortunately it was exterior grade and NOT OSB so it has help up well, just old looking. I used a can of the "barn paint" from TSC and the wood was so dry and weathered that it just soaked it up - barely covered it using the entire gallon. In a few weeks I'll probably put another coat on.

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    After: (Will be putting tin signs back on tonight.)
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  2. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    have to admit I'm a sucker for the old worn look of aged wood. But it looks nice either way
     
  3. ShelterFarm

    ShelterFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Had I built this coop myself I probably would have used some sort of wood sealant or lacquer finish that would have preserved the old look. Some of the wood was so weathered that it really needed moisture protection. I'm excited to see how it looks once I get my tin signs back on it.
     

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