Paint for inside of new coop ?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by J Fox, May 3, 2016.

  1. J Fox

    J Fox Out Of The Brooder

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    What is the latest ideas on white paint for inside of a new coop? I have read Kilz but thought that was primer?
    Also plan to paint coop and run Barn Red with white trim, so hoping the white I use can be the white for everything..
    Thanks in advance for any advice and ideas you could share.
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  2. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I primed with Kilz, 2 coats actually and then finished with a top coat of exterior semi gloss white. I used the same exterior semi gloss white for the outside. Makes the interior very bight and should aid in cleaning.
     
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  3. J Fox

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    Thank you Terry - So that Kilz was the regular oil or the low odor water clean up .. Just wanted to make sure. Thank you again for the reply -
     
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    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We used Kilz 2 latex.
     
  5. Kasilofchrisn

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    I just stopped by my local Sherwin Williams and they sold me some of their top quality($40 a gallon regular price) paint for $5 a gallon.
    They had some that was mis tinted. I got some light yellow for the interior of the coop.
    Then they sold me some other good paint(regular price $20 or $25 a gallon) though not their best stuff that they wanted rid of for $5 a gallon I picked the color. So I matched the color of my house as best I could from memory. This is for the exterior and both paints were exterior grade.
    I just built my coop and was already over my planned budget.
    So this cheap paint helped the pocket book.
    Just an option for you. Check your local paint store for a mis tinted paint or some other discounted paint.
    Of course if you have the budget get what you want this just worked for me.
     
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  6. TerryH

    TerryH Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nice!!! That was an awesome deal!
     
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    I had originally stopped at Home Depot and they couldn't do better than $20 and that was for cheap quality paint. Their service seemed less than stellar also.
    Then I remembered reading on here where someone recommended checking for discounted paint to save on costs.
    It worked out well I guess and the service at the other store was so much better also.
     
  8. J Fox

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    Great idea - I'll check into that and with daughter as to her color :) She is kind of " in charge " as the chickens have been her dream -
     
  9. mixedflocker

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    I just painted ours with an exterior latex paint plus primer. Then I used garage/deck paint for the floor. After all my research those seemed the best options.
     

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