Painted Treated Wood for Coop~~Is It OK to USe?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by chickens4me, May 1, 2009.

  1. chickens4me

    chickens4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What do you think....

    My kids have outgrown their 2-story playhouse & there is quite a bit of great wood I could use from it for a nice Coop & Run for my little Silkies.

    BUT it is treated~~So does anyone know if I painted it with a Non-Toxic paint if it would be OK to use for them?

    I was planning on putting in a vinyl floor for them as well to keep them off the wood that way as well & make their roosts, etc., out of non-treated wood.

    All advice if So Very Much Appreciated. [​IMG] Thanks folks!
     
  2. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Even unpainted it is probably perfectly fine if the wood is in good shape. Painting or other surface sealing can further decrease leaching of p/t compounds from new wood, dunno how much is still *in* old wood to leach out but it can't hurt to do it if youwant. Personally I would use polyurethane or similar sealant, rather than paint, esp. as this is older outdoor wood - paint may get peely kind of quick and need scraping and redoing.

    Good luck, ahve fun,

    Pat
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Home Depot sells a stain/sealant line that is intended for use on treated wood.
     
  4. chickens4me

    chickens4me Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both for your help & "Home Depot Here I Come!"

    I really am excited about not having to buy all new wood, too. It has been there since 1997 I believe so perhaps the chemicals have already leached out, but I am going to seal it to be on the safe side.

    Thanks again! [​IMG]
     

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