Should you paint your roost?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by OScarlet, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. OScarlet

    OScarlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2x3s on their sides and I've sanded them smooth. Should I paint them?
     
  2. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is just preference really. Painting with glossy paint will aid in cleaning.
     
  3. OScarlet

    OScarlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks -so it won't mke it too slippery?
     
  4. MelissaTXRn

    MelissaTXRn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think so. I have one painted and one not painted. They don't slip and don't favor one or the other.
     
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  5. chfite

    chfite Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I painted all of mine. Primer and two coats of gloss, exterior paint. The paint is now worn off of most of the roosting bars.

    I would probably paint any new ones, but it certainly seems that it does not matter.

    Chris
     
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  6. OScarlet

    OScarlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks!
     
  7. farmgirlroots

    farmgirlroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I painted ours just to seal it a bit to protect from when they poop on them.
     

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