Saved a bundle on coop PAINT!!!

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mmtillman, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    WE finished our coop was ready to paint....I was determined I wanted my coop to look like a vintage barn building back in the early 1800's ??
    ...The color was a very important issue with me and I spent months searching for just the ''right'' shade of red. [​IMG]
    I personally do NOT even like the color red....wont wear it or allow any red item in my house what-so- ever !!! ... I wont even let my hubby wear red!!
    But ..for some reason..the barn just needed to be red....But NOT that ugly red you see in the crayola box...It had to be that special , weathered lookin barn red you see while driving around out in the country.... on the EAST coast ??
    Anyway...I knew when I saw the perfect color, I would JUST KNOW it and that would settle it.
    Then.... one of the girls here on BYC, told me I ought to go to LOWES and check out their ''Historic Preservation '' colors they carried.
    I was SO happy to learn that Lowes might have the color I wanted , so , I roused my hubby out of his easy chair and we went to LOWES , that very evening to look!!!
    WEll...MY hubby insisted we needed to just get the basic BARN RED brand , barn paint that Lowes carried ... He said, it was durable, oil based, cheaper and ,he said the color was just fine....he did not understand my insistance on that ''certain '' red.
    Anyway..when I priced the expensive VALPAR, National Trust for HIstoric Preservation La Fonda Antique Red that I had my heart on .......that paint was WAY more then we could afford.... !! And it was not gonna be oil based exterior that we agreed on.
    I was broken hearted [​IMG] ...BUT, agreed with my frugal hubby that the Plain Old BARN RED would have to do... I was stirrin it up yesterday I dabbed a little bit of it on my fancy paint sample chip....and IT MATCHED perfectly!! [​IMG]
    So , essentially , I got the EXACT color I wanted after all !!! But at way less $$$ !!!!
    WOW!! [​IMG] Deals like that dont happen to me very often ....My hubby was happy and now I have the classic RED barn that I always wanted !!!!! YAY!!
  2. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 21, 2008
    West Michigan
    Very cool!

    Can't Lowe's colormatch whatever color you want mixed into whatever base paint you want? I thought it was the base paint that determined the price...but I'm really not that knowledgeable about these things so it's totally cool if I'm mistaken.
  3. momofdrew

    momofdrew Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] Our coop is painted barn red and so is our barn and the trim on the house... I have always liked BARN Red...there is something warm and cozy about it...
  4. coffeemama

    coffeemama Barista Queen

    Mar 5, 2008
    That's great!

    Also sometimes I find good colors of paint in their discount section, and at my local recycle place for free! Probably wouldn't have found the perfect barn red shade there, but if someone was open to colors, those are good places to look [​IMG]
  5. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ok, first off, that 'ugly red crayola red' is one of my favorite colors, next to crayola orange.. in fact, I adore ALL crayola colors... that said, I painted the interior of my house mostly with 'mistints' from the hardware stores in the area... my upstairs bathroom is a crazy coral orange.. so bright that it makes you see blue everywhere when you leave... cheap paint is so great, much better than paying too much.
  6. RHewitt

    RHewitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Glad you found the color you wanted. Tractor Supply carries a barn red and a nice natural lookng green that they call fence and barn paint. I painted all my coops and outbuildings green to blend in to the surroundings and also because green is my favorite color.

    The traditional barn red is a great look and I see why you went with it. Thanks for sharing!
  7. seedcorn

    seedcorn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    NE. IN
    so where is the picture of the painted coop?
  8. wilds of pa

    wilds of pa Chillin' With My Peeps


    Thoughts on red
    Red is the warmest of all colors. Red is the color most chosen by extroverts and one of the top picks of males. On the negative side red can mean temper or anger. In China, red is the color of prosperity and joy. Brides wear red and front doors are often painted red. Red is Tuesday's color. Red roses symbolize passionate love. Ruby rings should be worn on the left hand. Red is the color of Mars. This planet is known as the God of War.

    Red Energy
    Red is associated with fiery heat and warmth. It can also mean danger (burning).

    Red is the color of blood, and as such has strong symbolism as life and vitality. It brings focus to the essence of life and living with emphasis on survival. Red is also the color of passion and lust.

    Put some red in your life when you want:

    increased enthusiasm and interest
    more energy
    action and confidence to go after your dreams
    protection from fears and anxieties

    Red gem stone properties
    Red gemstones can be used to strengthen the body, promote will power and courage, add vitality, overcome sexual dysfunctions. Carry or place red gemstones around your home or office to stimulate vitality and energy.

    Wearing Red
    Wear a red accent piece when you want to present yourself as bold and dynamic. It can boost your confidence if you are attending a function or interview where you feel unsure of yourself.

    If a woman wears a red dress it usually is associated with sex appeal.


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