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Paint for inside chicken coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by grullablue, Jul 29, 2008.

  1. grullablue

    grullablue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 27, 2008
    Madison, Wisconsin
    We're considering painting the inside of our coop...and know some of you have done so...is there any special considerations as to the type of paint we should choose?

    THe coop is insulated, and the walls inside are plywood. If we paint it, we'd paint it white.

  2. Ladysonja

    Ladysonja Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Porter, Texas
    Good Question -

    My DH and I are considering painting the inside of our coop as well. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated as well.
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    I have a perfect answer for you. We got exterior primer and paint and it worked perfectly! We got the high gloss and it makes for GREAT easy cleanup! Just let it air out for a week before adding hens [​IMG] Good luck! Paint the floor too! IT's easy clean up too!
  4. chickenfanatic

    chickenfanatic Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    deming new mexico
    yup exterior latex here i dont usually paint the interiors but if i did id use this
  5. Heather J

    Heather J Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2008
    I'd use latex too. Oil leaves fumes for way longer, and if you get a little water behind the paint, it can't evaporate and you are more likely to get rot, or to have the paint peel off. I would never use oil on anything outside (unless it was free--then I might throw caution to the wind.) but then again, you were asking about using it *inside,* weren't you. lol
  6. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    I used the oil based and have not had problems. The paint guys says it lasts A LOT longer then latex does. It didn't smell that bad by day three. I waited 7 to be sure...all was good. Hens did fine.
  7. cjeanean

    cjeanean Can't Decide

    Mar 5, 2008
    Hubby does pro painting, and I asked him about this one for my 'chicken buddies' LOL!!! Here's what he said to do:

    For exterior:
    Caulk every crack, and caulk nail heads. This seals everything. Raw edges of wood need to be caulked, too. (For nail heads and raw edges just smear caulk over them to seal them up) Then PRIME with oil-based KILZ. Once the KILZ dries, PAINT with a good quality exterior paint. Hubby suggested Southwest Builders exterior LATEX from Sherwin Williams. Bottom line: be sure that all nail holes and raw edges are sealed before priming/painting to prevent water damage and minimize rot.

    For interior:
    This one's easy. He said he would not touch anything other than KILZ oil based for the inside. Your coop needs to be watertight. Make sure everything's coated well and use two to three coats of KILZ. This is both the primer and the paint.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2008
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  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    YUP I used the kilz too! Great paint! Why latex outside?
  9. Ladysonja

    Ladysonja Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Porter, Texas
    Thanks for the paint responses & tips -

    I like the idea of painting the inside of the coop to be water tight. Although my DH is excellent at building the coop, I'm the painter. I think if we are taking the time to paint the outside to appease the neighboors, why not paint the inside to appease me - LOL!

    We have purchased a sheet of anolium floor covering to put down on the floor of the coop instead of painting. I hope that will be easy cleaning?

    Thanks again.
  10. DottieMarie

    DottieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 6, 2008
    South East MI
    When we were getting ready to paint our coop interior, I looked on this site to get some ideas. One person mentioned Sherwin Williams Harmony interior paint due to the very low level of anything possibly toxic. Check with Sherwin Williams, they can give you the real description but that is what we used and it looks great, easy to clean and I'm comfortable with our choice.

    Good luck, post pics when it's finished!

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