Painting Question ??? Inside the coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by UrbanChick101, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. UrbanChick101

    UrbanChick101 Chirping

    Aug 9, 2010
    Eastern Iowa
    I posted a message earlier, although I don't think I titled it properly. I need to paint my feeding box (my husband built today) and the nesting boxes he is going to build tomorrow. Hopefully, our city will start letting us get permits within the week and we can get our 6 Buff Orpingtons at the same time. However, the little house we have for the girls is not painted inside, i have read some that YOU DO want to paint, it helps with moisture? And I have read something about painting with Lyme in the paint. Just wondering what the best paint is to use for the things that will be in the girls' coop. I would l ove any information one may have, especially about lyme or vinegar in the paint.
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens


    Sorry I don't know...maybe someone will answer soon?
  3. natalie katja

    natalie katja In the Brooder

    Aug 11, 2010
    Bay Minette, AL
    I don't know but... Free bump!
  4. chickendude

    chickendude Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Dutchess County NY
    Not sure about Lyme or vinegar in the paint but I painted the entire inside with 2 coats of floor and porch paint. Clean up is very easy when it is painted.
  5. @~rosecityfarmgirl~@

    @[email protected] Chirping

    Jul 17, 2010
    I'm just in the process of painting my coop! I'm using an interior/exterior latex paint, 2 coats of white, that I picked up for free at the chemical waste depot [​IMG] It's the best place to get free paint! In the spring when I need to do a deep clean, I can just hit it with a hose and some soap [​IMG]
  6. bobzilla58

    bobzilla58 Hatching

    Aug 4, 2010
    I don't know about the Lyme or vinegar either, but I would suggest Behr Premium Plus Exterior Satin Enamel, available from Home Depot. I think it is supposed to be primer and paint in one product. I used Utra Pure White on the coop I built this past May and I am overjoyed at the result. It is like a coat of armor on the wood. You will want to apply 3 coats on any surfaces that require periodic scrubbing.
  7. jaj121159

    jaj121159 Songster

    May 27, 2010
    Northeast Nebraska
    The doctor said mix the Lime with the coconut!

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