Should I paint the inside of the coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by DreamsInPink, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. DreamsInPink

    DreamsInPink Songster

    I've tossed this back and forth and I've still not come up with what I want to do.

    I was told by someone that painting it would cause it to hold more moisture. Is that true??

    So should I or shouldn't I? And why or why not?

    Thank you!
  2. Edenbridget

    Edenbridget In the Brooder

    Nov 23, 2015
    Clinton County
    I would think that with proper ventilation, holding moisture wouldn't be an issue. I know a lot of people paint it to make cleaning easier. I personally didn't paint it only because my chickens were weeks past putting in the coop before we got it built, so I didn't have time to wait for it to dry
  3. DreamsInPink

    DreamsInPink Songster

    I didn't think it would make a difference either. I think I got weird information. Lol

    I hear you on the chicks being beyond needing to be in the coop!! Mine is almost ready. I'm praying to have happy cluckers by the weekend! :)
  4. TerryH

    TerryH Songster

    Mar 12, 2016
    NW Arkansas
    My Coop
    I can't think of a reason not to paint the inside of a coop. Will certainly be easier to clean, brighter, and way easier to see mites or whatever if you have an infestation.
  5. DreamsInPink

    DreamsInPink Songster

    Thank you! I never thought about being able to see mites easier!

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