So i've decided to build a coop

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Gridguru, Jan 30, 2016.

  1. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That looks pretty cool......but...I have not had much luck with 'painting' PVC, even the 'made for plastic' paints end up chipping/scratching off.
     
  2. Gridguru

    Gridguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It isn't painted, it's stained. I read the same about painting PVC. Then I read stain will actually retain its color. We'll see.

    I used a file to scratch the heck out of the PVC in irregular patterns, then applied a few coats of wood stain over the course of a week or so.
     
  3. Eps32

    Eps32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing's better then building your own stuff. Looks great and your wife will be really happy when it's done. Win win!!
     
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Huh! Never heard that one.
    Any particular kind of stain?
    I hope it does, let us know how it holds up.
     
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  5. Gridguru

    Gridguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Regular ole wood stain I had left over from another project. From what I read, it will fade some, but it won't chip off or peel, so it can be restained as needed down the road.
     
  6. aart

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  7. dirks

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    [​IMG] this is what I have started I am going to do osb on wall and floor with a lift top
     
  8. Tumbling K

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    why OSB?
     
  9. Gridguru

    Gridguru Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OSB doesn't usually hold up very well in the weather from what I've heard. Probably okay for the floor, if it wont be getting wet, but the walls might have issues sooner or later.
     
  10. Tumbling K

    Tumbling K Overrun With Chickens

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    my thoughts exaclty.....I would be very careful about what I used osb for.
     

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