opinions on painting inside of coop...

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by AlixS, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. AlixS

    AlixS Out Of The Brooder

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    We are in the middle og building our coop. Should the inside of the coop be painted or not? Or does ot not matter?
    Or, stain it with a wood stain? I was not planning on doing anything to the inside, but I wasn't sure what the norm was as far as that goes.
    Thanks for any opinions!
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    paint it. much easier to clean, and you can de-dust it with a leaf blower.
     
  3. Carpe DiHen

    Carpe DiHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes paint it![​IMG]
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Prime and then paint, preferably with exterior semigloss in a lightish color. (Paint remnants or mistints are fine)

    MUCH easier to keep clean! Poo cleans off painted surface MUCH better than bare wood.

    Good luck, have fun,

    Pat
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh, those Rules For Coops, I remember wondering about those.... *teasing*

    It's your personal choice whether you paint the interior or not. I painted MINE because I wanted it a bit brighter in there, less gloomy from the plywood color. Also, using exterior semi-gloss paint can be cleaned more easily than plain wood. It helps seal the wood, too, thereby keeping down mites which find cracks in which to dwell.

    If the wood is nice, then staining it might look nifty.

    Some folks actually DECORATE the interior of their coops, with different colors and wall paintings (by the family kids, for example). It's all up to you!
     
  6. AlixS

    AlixS Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone! ....think I am definitley going to paint it!
     

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