painting the in side of the coop??

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by boat309, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. boat309

    boat309 Out Of The Brooder

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    so I was thinkin about painting the inside of my coop with exterior house paint so that I could hose it down when clean. would this be a problem for the birds like will they eat it??
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    No problem. Many people do. Gloss or semi gloss probably holds up to washing best.
     
  3. chickiegrrl

    chickiegrrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used Behr Barn Paint inside our coop. It cleans easily and is non-toxic around animals.
     
  4. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We painted the interior of our coop as well. -no problems at all, and it does clean nicely!
     
  5. Chickens R Us

    Chickens R Us Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have painted walls in my coop but by the roosts the walls are all poopy so this summer I am going to white wash them with a lime mixture and move the roost out a few more inches. I heard that white wash helps with mites and such. I haven't seen any problems with mites but an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Can't hurt right?
     
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  6. jonalisa

    jonalisa Codswallop!

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    I have read that while high gloss is easier to clean, it is also harder to repaint and you have to rough it up before applying a new coat. So I am opting for a semigloss.
     

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