Paint or not?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by pambaum, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. pambaum

    pambaum Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it a good idea to paint the inside of a coop & if so, what type of paint would I use? Thanks!
     
  2. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Use a good primmer and interior paint. Any color is good as long as it's white. At night with a flashlight you will appreciate white. [​IMG]
     
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  3. ScottM

    ScottM Chillin' With My Peeps

    My first preference is free, the second preference is eggshell finish (easier wipe down)
     
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  4. pambaum

    pambaum Out Of The Brooder

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    Should the inside of nest boxes also be white or something darker?
     
  5. OCpeep

    OCpeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used a semi-gloss exterior primer+paint in white for the inside of our coop.
     
  6. In2Ice

    In2Ice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We went with Artesian Brown for the outside and inside plywood parts and the framing and roosts in Cherry cream cola (I have an 11 year old daughter...this is what we settled on. She wanted lots of pinks, yellows and greens) [​IMG]
     
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  7. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    I will paint mine inside and out with a nice light yellow with white trim. Do yourself a favor and paint whatever you can BEFORE you put it all together . This way you dont have to worry about getting trim color on the coop or vice versa. And its faster too. Not sure if i will paint the nest box insides in a diff. color. I might have to check what the oops section holds.
     
  8. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I did paint the inside of the nest boxes a deep brown. The ceiling is unpainted with the walls white.
     
  9. pambaum

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    It makes sense to paint the nest boxes darker i think...
     
  10. pambaum

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    Thanks for the help everyone....
     

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