Waterproof INSIDE of coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by iamlisaallen, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. iamlisaallen

    iamlisaallen Out Of The Brooder

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    Should/How do I waterproof the inside of my coop? I anticipate a lot of hosing down of the coop and think it would be beneficial if I did this. However, what should I use? Should I just paint it? Would this be ok for the chicks?

    Thanks!

    Lisa
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Many people paint their coops in preparation for washing, among other things. Use an outdoor rated semi gloss or gloss, not flat. A water cleanup paint is fine.
     
  3. iamlisaallen

    iamlisaallen Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:ddawn: Yes, you say "many people", but what did YOU do? [​IMG]
     
  4. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I painted the inside of my coop with a gloss exterior water base paint. I used white to keep it brighter for the coming winter months.
     
  5. sgtmom52

    sgtmom52 Birds & Bees

    I painted the inside of both my coops in colors that I like. The chickens don't care what what colors you use. The old coop is yellow inside with navy blue nest boxes.

    New coop with light blue (white paint mixed with leftover navy paint) walls, white trim and hot pink (ooops paint) nest boxes.
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  6. NicoleRM

    NicoleRM Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate painting, so I'm going to be lining the inside walls and floor of my new coop with coroplast. It's the corrugated plastic that political signs are made from. I get it from a local sign shop for $15 per 4x8 sheet. Once I panel the walls with it and caulk the seams, it should be super easy to hose out!
     
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  7. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    I have a metal coop. I did nothing.
     
  8. patandchickens

    patandchickens Flock Mistress

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    Paint. (Get dust off surface, then thin layer of primer, then 1-2 thin layers of paint. Semigloss exterior paint is a good choice but really anything is better than nothing).

    However I still do not think frequent hosing-down is a smart idea. Even with *perfect* waterproofing, you'd be creating a lingering humidity boost; and there is really nothing that repeated hosing-down ACHIEVES that cannot be achieved just as well with normal sanitation (spot cleaning with a rag or brush or whatever).

    Thus I cannot see that frequent hosing-out is anything but potentially-mildly-bad for the chickens.

    JMHO,

    Pat
     

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