Painting inside of coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by carrierme, Feb 7, 2016.

  1. carrierme

    carrierme Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if anybody ever paints the inside of their coop. I thought that painting it would help reduce mildew and mold. Of course, I would paint it way before I put chicks in it to let it air out good.
     
  2. rIrs roost

    rIrs roost Sir Crows A lot Premium Member

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    I painted mine with no problems. I was worried about them pecking the paint. There may be reasons not to but I haven't had problems yet.
     
  3. jt440

    jt440 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I painted the inside of my coop, with the thought that it would make "spring cleaning" easier. So far, so good, and I haven't noticed any paint pecking.
     
  4. angelseternity

    angelseternity Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm planning on painting the inside of my new coop. I am thinking just plain white or tan/light brown to hide the dirt, what color did you paint yours?
     
  5. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been told white is good so you can spot mites, lice, etc.
     
  6. carrierme

    carrierme Out Of The Brooder

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    I am going to paint it with a white barn paint. I live in southeast Texas and it gets very humid here. I think that the mildew and mold might be a problem. Also, I didn't think about being able to see mites or lice inside. Thanks for the answers.
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    White or light colored paint can 'increase' the light in the coop too.......
    .......and make it easy to see pests and glopping the paint to fill tiny cracks and crevices can seal off some mite hiding places.
     

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