painted or unpainted coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by erindubb, May 14, 2010.

  1. erindubb

    erindubb Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am wondering if I should keep my coop unpainted or paint it. Is there pluses to having it painted or just asthetic?
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    If it's untreated materials, it will last longer if painted, and be easier to clean
     
  3. annie3001

    annie3001 My Girls

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    we painted inside and out. its def easier to clean. [​IMG]
     
  4. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Painted lasts longer and is easier to clean [​IMG]

    Pat
     
  5. urbanfarmer101

    urbanfarmer101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I painted the outside to keep it nice with all the harsh weather. I lined the inside with laminate rolled counter top. It is very thin an pliable. That way, when they poop on the walls (which they do when they roost) I can take a broom and water and scrub it off. Works like a charm. [​IMG]
     
  6. Montana-Hens

    Montana-Hens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A gallon of paint that was "oops" when doing the color mixxing for a few dollars, is time and money well spent
     
  7. hueghy

    hueghy Out Of The Brooder

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    Unpainted inside and out! I decided to go with cedar to avoid having to do this and It's totally fine to spray down!
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  8. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Depend on the wood. Cedar is fine untreated, but you'll get a longer life if you use a water seal.
     
  9. vatterpa

    vatterpa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it good wood just seal it, but if it is just cheap wood paint, IMHO. Sealing or painting can help with odor remaining after cleaning. Also makes it easier to scrub the walls.
     
  10. sandy sea

    sandy sea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Paint it. Lasts longer and look cuter.
     

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