Painting inside nesting boxes?????????

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    Did anyone paint inside their nesting boxes with exterior paint? I hear that the plywood can hold mites in so is it ok to paint the boxes or not? Just wondering......We are painting HOPEFULLY this weekend.
     
  2. Jillylam

    Jillylam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't answer for sure if it's ok or not but I didn't paint the inside of mine. I guess if I ever had a problem with mites I might paint inside them. Several times throughout the year I spray the coop with Orange Guard to help ward off pests. I did paint the inside of the coop and the rafters. I used a paint by Sherwin Williams called Harmony. Low to no VOC. It was very expensive and requires at least two coats to cover well. If I painted the inside of the nest boxes it would be with something that has low or no toxicity. Also, when I painted in the morning, there was no smell later in the day. Here's a link to Harmony.
    http://www.greenhomeguide.com/index.php/product_detail/162/C134
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    Anyone else have experience with this? Did you or didn't you paint?
     
  4. tricia

    tricia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't paint anything in my two previous coops. The one I am building now I plan on painting every square inch of. Not sure if that helps you any.... [​IMG]
     
  5. Hangin Wit My Peeps

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    As long as painting won't hurt the little girls I think I will paint....much cleaner that way and I can just spray it down. I will used the same paint ALL over...exterior inside and out.
     
  6. tricia

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    Thats what I was thinking too. It'll be easier to clean and easier (I think) to see if mites come in or anything.
     

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