painting wood walls in coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by watchdogps, Jul 4, 2011.

  1. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chickens are going to have a room in the barn, and obviously the barn is wood. I have seen a lot of concern about mites and wood. Should I paint or seal the walls on the chicken room?
     
  2. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Painted wood is easier to clean than bare wood. Paint also fills some of the small fissures in the wood, eliminating some hiding places for pests.

    Chris
     
  3. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ugh. Its a 35x10 room. plus a wood ceiling.
     
  4. ll

    ll Chillin' With My Peeps

    use a roller on a long handle - good luck
     
  5. watchdogps

    watchdogps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, suggestions on a type of paint? does it matter?
     
  6. speedy2020

    speedy2020 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used Sherwin Williams. I heard Ber Ultra also very good. It best to use gloss or semi-gloss.
     

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