paint yes or no?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by questions543, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. questions543

    questions543 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm designing/building a coop and my mum wants it to look good, I would like to paint it and I'm wondering if i could use general outdoor paint from a place like the home depot.. if i shouldn't is there a paint that I should use? Thanks
     
  2. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i plan on using outdoor paint on the outside of the coop, I dont know if it is safe for them on the inside so that will stay raw wood. I LOVE some of the colors I have seen painted on some coops shown on here! I want it to look nice too :)
     
  3. Kaitie09

    Kaitie09 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used outdoor paint on the inside, mainly because that is all I had. Definitely paint if before they move in, it is a lot harder to do once they are there and the whole place is dirty.
     
  4. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My coop is painted inside and out to protect the wood and facilitate cleaning. Modern paints are inert once cured. A good coat of paint means that I could turn the hose on the coop and not fret about water damage. Most of the wood was painted prior to assembly. It is all exterior paint for durability. I used a primer coat and two finish coats, the same as I would for a dwelling.

    I have not noticed any evidence of the chickens pecking the paint off of the wood.

    Chris
     
  5. mikecnorthwest

    mikecnorthwest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Home Depot paint inside and out would be a good thing for your coop. Take the time to do it right and you'll be glad you did.
     

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