Painting the inside of the coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Sew the Farmers Wife, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Sew the Farmers Wife

    Sew the Farmers Wife Out Of The Brooder

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    We have recently converted an old shed my husbands father built 20 years ago into a coop. It's previous occupant was a goat (20 years ago), and my SIL never cleaned it out a final time when the goat passed away [​IMG] She gave it to us goat poop and all, I cleaned it very well, but the walls are pretty stained. I would love to paint the walls put because I have moved chicks into the old coop, I really do not have any place to put the big girls while the paint odors fade.

    Can you use a no VOC paint in the morning, run fans all day and have them in it that night?

    Hindsight is 20/20, I really should have painted the coop while we were fixing it up...

    Thanks!
     
  2. Dorte

    Dorte Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it will probably dry up in a day. I would worry less about the VOC levels and get the one that drys faster (or is that related, low VOC = fast drying?). Most paints are dry to the touch after a few hours, so unless you are going to paint roosts and floor you should be fine IMO.
     
  3. bywaterdog

    bywaterdog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just open it up and it should be fine after 4-5 hours. A nice Brown paint to hide "splashes?
     
  4. Sew the Farmers Wife

    Sew the Farmers Wife Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks, the brown is a good idea! I was just worried the fumes may bother them at night. But we have pretty good venilation...
     
  5. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Yeah...they also sell that paint that's a primer and paint in one...which should hide stains even if you chose a light or bright color... [​IMG]
     

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