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paint color for inside coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by wahmommy, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For ease of cleaning we are painting the inside of our open coop/run (one combined building) in semi -gloss. Just wondering if anyone has found a color that doesn't show all the chicken poop as much (I do not want to paint the inside of the coop the same color as chicken poop, that's not an option people!) is it better to go with a medium color or a light color? Any particular color? The exterior is going to be painted the same color as our house - a medium to dark sage green.
     
  2. TheSpeckledRoo

    TheSpeckledRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you use a medium color you wont notice the poop as much, but if you paint a bright yellow the inside will be a lot brighter and the egg production can increase.
     
  3. CMYates

    CMYates Out Of The Brooder

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    You don't like Benjamin Moore "Coq au Poop"?
     
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  4. wahmommy

    wahmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:...and there it is. Thanks for playing ;)
     
  5. dirtsaver

    dirtsaver Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. GardeNerd

    GardeNerd Chillin' With My Peeps

    Poop comes in all sorts of colors, grey, white, black, brown, green, so there is no perfect shade to hide it all. Paint a camoflauge design or a bunch of decorative stuff and it will draw your eye away from the poop marks. We have a medium tone of tannish brown inside my coop with a bunch of murals my daughter did and it has held up well. Everyone notices the murals more than the poop marks.
     
  7. FishCreekFarms

    FishCreekFarms New Egg

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    Here's how we painted the inside or our coop. Not sure about "hiding" the poop but I think it keeps the girls happy during our rainy gray days near Seattle!

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  8. TheSpeckledRoo

    TheSpeckledRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keeps them happy pretty much every day then [​IMG]
     
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  9. TheSpeckledRoo

    TheSpeckledRoo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On a more serious note. That is an amazing paint job! I wish i had skill like that
     
  10. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WOW, Looks like the inside of the daycare my kids went to years ago.
    I just painted the inside of my coop with white porch paint I got from Lowes. Painting it a light color like white, helps to reflect light and really helps brighten up the inside of the coop. You really want to avoid dark colors if you can. I was going to put up a picture, but after the one above, no.
    Jack
     
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