So, I built my enclosure about 2 months ago. It has an enclosed pool area with pea gravel around it, as well as their drinking water (great advice from folks on BYC, thanks!) and a sleep area where I plan to add nestboxes in spring. When I picked up my supplies from Home Depot I asked the friendly helper what I should use to finish the wood. I explained what I was using it for, he said, "Most people use this weather proofing stain,". I read it and it was latex based and said it was pet/kid safe. Well, it may be WEATHER proof but it is NOT duck proof. I want to repaint this weekend. I also want to add a linoleum floor to the house area because I don't think there is a paint in the world as duck proof as linoleum. What paint did you use? I know that it has to dry for at least 24 hours and have set up a space in my breezeway to keep the ducks. My S.O. is away for a few days, so I can bring them in the house. Our little secret, right? I want a paint that can be a really pretty color. The ducks and hens and I are the only ladies on the property, or for miles around, actually. I can't paint lovely periwinkles, reds, or purples inside my house, but I can girl up my duck house all I want. I'm adding pretty window boxes to the outside & have a friend coming to make a window and shutters next week. It has ventilation that is covered with 1/4" hardware cloth, but it is shaded and I want it to be as bright as possible through winter. In spring I plan to add a frame to the roof and plant a garden up there, edible flowers and the like.