Paint the hen house! how?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Dylon, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Dylon

    Dylon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to paint it, and make it look nice. I have a very large house and I want it to look like one of those cliche red barns .. you know the ones :) my question is what kind of paint should I use??
     
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  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Red barn and fence paint....Home Depot, Lows, Menards...
     
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  3. aaronri

    aaronri Out Of The Brooder

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    What's on there now? If the wood is bare, I would use a solid stain, which doesn't require any primer, and will peel less in the future. For the white trim, I would use a latex primer, then latex paint in satin or semi gloss finish for longevity. If there is already paint on the coop, I would scrape, spot prime the bare wood parts, and refinish with latex paint in the proper color. Again I would choose the satin finish, as it will clean much easier than a flat paint would. (Hose every few months when the girls cover the lower portions with filth) [​IMG]
     
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  4. Dylon

    Dylon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks both of you! I'm going to look at both suggestions ! Off to HomeDepot I go!!
     
  5. DayOldChicksNY

    DayOldChicksNY Out Of The Brooder

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    Red Barn and fence paint is very thin.... You'll need at least two coats - just an FYI
     
  6. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    I agree with the other. Welcome to BYC :)
     
  7. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] Glad you joined us!
     
  8. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  9. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    A couple of coats of red barn paint should set the coop up nicely. Welcome to BYC.
     
  10. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try Tractor Supply. Welcome to BYC!
     

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