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Rubber spray applied to wood

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by workindog, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. workindog

    workindog Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi, i was wondering if anyone sees anything bad with an idea i have. Im in the process of fixing up a used cage for some quail. I was wondering in the wooden hutch part, would it be ok to spray a nice thick layer of that plastic paint on the bottom part. So when i clean it, i can wash it really good. Its hard to disinfect wood, so if i can coat it with something washable.. would that work?

    Ty
     
  2. catinthecoop

    catinthecoop Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure what product you are talking about, do you have a name or a link?

    I know a few folks have used BlackJack 57 in their coops, is that similar to what you're talking about? The BlackJack is a brush on product, not a spray.
     
  3. JadziaDax

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    We used the FlexSeal spray around the base of our chicken house to seal the wood. We left the doors open and allowed it to air for 48 hours (and then it was another few days before the chooks moved in) and it's been fine.
     
  4. workindog

    workindog Out Of The Brooder

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    This is the stuff that i know about.(screen shot)

    Tho i will look into the blackjack and flexseal..

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  5. workindog

    workindog Out Of The Brooder

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    Looked both up.. i like the flex seal!!!! Probably will go with that! :)
     
  6. flyin-lowe

    flyin-lowe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've never used flex seal. It is one of those products that was made famous on infomercials/TV. I don't always trust those products and often times they are a "gimmick". The blackjack is a commercial type product used by homeowners and in the roofing industry. If you are doing a large area I assume it would take a bunch of cans of flex seal. I just don't like to always go with a cheap fix and then have to turn around and fix it later. Maybe flex seal has a better reputation and is becoming proven in the market. The only time I see it is on some dumb commercial.
     
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  7. JackE

    JackE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Blackjack becomes part of the floor, after it's applied. It's designed to be exposed to all kinds of weather, on a roof. The floor of a coop, is nothing to this stuff. I don't know if I'd trust the flexseal. I'd bet after a few cycles through the seasons, from hot to cold. It will probably start to delaminate from the wood, then the chickens would have it for breakfast. I've had the Blackjack down in my coop over 7yrs, and it still looks pretty much like it did when I first put it down.
     
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