Paint for a coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Luclin999, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Luclin999

    Luclin999 Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm just about finished with building the new coop for our bird and would like to know if there are any paints which should be avoided.

    I just want to make certain that whatever I paint it with will safe for chickens (since they seem to peck at everything).
     
  2. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I painted my coop interior with latex enamel from walmart. I actually used the stuff on clearance that wasn't mixed right. I did no priming. Just slapped it on there and no peeling and no chinkens pecking at it. I of course let it dry thoughly before letting them back in.

    jeremy
     
  3. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    I don't believe there's anything sold today that's going to be a problem for yer chickens once it's dry and the fumes are well gone. So I really would not worry about it. Find odds-and-ends from peoples' basements, or mistints from the store, or pay full retail, whatever you prefer, the chickens won't care [​IMG]

    Have fun,

    Pat, who really *enjoys* painting things, does that make me weird?
     
  4. jubylives

    jubylives Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yes!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] I hate painting. So because of that I let my wife do all the painting of the rooms in the house. That of course has not all gone in my favor as colors are concerned. [​IMG] [​IMG]


    jeremy
     

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