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 Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    South Carolina
    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

    Apr 20, 2007
    Ontario, Canada
    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,

  3. Judy

    Judy Crowing Staff Member Premium Member

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia
    Home Depot sells a stain/sealant line that is intended for use on treated wood.
  4. chickens4me

    chickens4me Songster

    Jan 1, 2008
    South Carolina
    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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