1. Iowa Roo Mom

    Iowa Roo Mom Resistance Is Futile

    Apr 30, 2009
    Keokuk County
    What can I use on the inside of my coop to seal it? I'm guessing Killz is too toxic... has anyone heard of a lime whitewash? A lady I work with was telling me that her dad used to use it waaaay back in the day inside his chicken coop, but isn't lime toxic? Any suggestions or other ideas? [​IMG]
     
  2. StrawberryHouseMouse

    StrawberryHouseMouse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 23, 2009
    Cleveland, Tennessee
    I use Kilz on my coop. They are doing fine. I always use that when Im using white paint. Or light colors. Cause it doesnt take as many coats if you do. Its really good paint imo.
     
  3. kristenm1975

    kristenm1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Boiled linseed oil is a good sealer, I'm told, and is also nontoxic. I haven't used it personally so I can't say for sure but the guy at Catawba coops recommended it to me and he's been building coops for a while now.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd say Kilz is WONDERFUL... I've never had any ill effects.... I just painted my breeder pens with it and the juvies in there are doing great.
     
  5. CityChook

    CityChook Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I primed the interior of my coop with Kilz Oil Based Primer. It's smelly, but irrelevant once it's dried. I painted exterior latex over the top in a semi-gloss so that it's easy to clean. The oil base seals up the wood nicely and hides any knot marks in the wood.

    I have boiled linseed oil/mineral spirits 50/50 mixed on my patio furniture for years. I will use it inside my coop when the roost/nest box needs to be recoated. The linseed oil will need to be reapplied annually.

    Hope this helps.
     

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