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Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by yellowirenut, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. yellowirenut

    yellowirenut Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Buying the lumber and all that this weekend for the new coop.

    I am going to use T1-11 sheeting for the exterior. Instead of paint or stain I was thinking of using Thompson water seal. Has anyone used it on T1-11?
    If so how did it hold up? I am assuming its going to take on that natural Grey color in a few years even with the sealant.
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I didn't know what it was, so I looked it up. The article I read recommended priming and painting. But again, I don't have experience with it...
     
  3. Chris09

    Chris09 Circle (M) Ranch

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    IMO Thomson "Water Seal" isn't worth the money you pay for it. If it was me I would put one good coat of primer and two coats of paint on it, the primer and paint will do a far better job protecting the wood than Thomson "Water Seal".


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  4. wilbilt

    wilbilt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have used Thompson's a few times. Although it is reasonably priced for what is supposed to do, I have not been very impressed with the performance. I suppose if you reapplied it every year, it would hold up, but who has the time (and $$$) for that?
     

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