To Paint or not to paint?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by msdliteful, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. msdliteful

    msdliteful New Egg

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    I am in the process of transforming half of our concrete floor shed into a coop for our much awaited fuzzy babies arriving this spring. Should I paint the floor with some sort of concrete paint/sealer? Will the concrete absorb a lot of smell if I don't? If I should paint it, what kind of product should I use? Some sort of concrete epoxy? Sooo overwhelmed! I really want to do this the best/right way!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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  3. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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  4. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California, not sure about the painting question.
     
  5. atownchicks

    atownchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi - I'm new also!

    I rehabbed a coop and the cement floor was painted but chipping badly. I got all of the loose paint off and did not paint it again. I use pine shavings in the summer and pine and straw in the winter. Once a month (except 4 months int he winter) we empty out the coop and scrub it down with soap and water. I notice no difference in messy or smelliness of the areas with the paint or without the paint.

    I have sesn the ladies pick at some of the new chipped paint areas and paint on the wall. After seeing that I will not be repainting the floor. I do not know if a concrete sealer was ever put on the floor but I seriously doubt my grandfather put any down. We have not resealed the areas where I have removed chipped the paint.

    Cement floors rocks. You can scrub that thing down so easily and your coop with smell great!
     
  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, msdliteful, and [​IMG]! Pleased to have you aboard!
     
  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and :welcome from Ohio. So glad to have you aboard. I wouldn't paint it. Just cover it with shavings. It will be so easy to clean. :thumbsup
     
  9. rockinpaints

    rockinpaints Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Cheers from Ohio! [​IMG]Glad you could join us!
     
  10. VentuckyChick

    VentuckyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome from Southern California!
     

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