Waterproof Liner

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by TheAmundsons, Apr 5, 2018.

  1. TheAmundsons

    TheAmundsons Songster

    Mar 11, 2018
    Vermillion, SD
    We finished our coop and have moved everyone in, but the floor is wood (it's raised off the ground). I'm worried about the cleanliness and smell long term. Is there something we could put down that would be easy to clean that would be waterproof so nothing can penetrate it? Right now we just have a tarp lining the bottom and part ways up the walls (it was bigger than the floor). We don't think this will be a good permanent solution for us though. Any suggestions/tips/advice are welcomed and appreciated! Thanks!
  2. Jessicanesh

    Jessicanesh Chirping

    Feb 5, 2018
    Wilton, CT
    Congrats on finishing your coop! Some people put scrap linoleum on the floor and lower walls, some paint a few coats of exterior paint, some lay those peal and stick vinyl tiles from home improvement stores. It all depends on what you prefer but it is definitely a good idea. Our coop has HDPE plastic on the floor and up the walls about 12” but we should have gone 24” with it. It’s amazing how messy the girls can get!
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  3. rosemarythyme

    rosemarythyme Crowing

    Jul 3, 2016
    Pac NW
    My Coop
    Also look into paintable compounds like Black Jack 57, which is a waterproof rubberized coating. That's what I'm planning to put on my floor.
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  4. Alaskan

    Alaskan The Frosted Flake

    I have a plywood floored coop... 10 years old now, and it has held up great.

    3 years or so back I put some leftover interior paint on the floor to help it last longer.

    My point... don't over think it.
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  5. Spartan22

    Spartan22 Crowing

    Sep 2, 2014
    NE Ohio
    I use FRP boards on the floor and half up the walls, kept smell of the wood walls and floor and made it easy to clean, been almost 5 yrs C2BF6A78-12D0-4E32-A5C4-B04055161FC6.jpeg
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  6. TerryH

    TerryH Songster

    Mar 12, 2016
    NW Arkansas
    My Coop
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  7. blackdog043

    blackdog043 Crowing

    Feb 19, 2017
    Charlotte, NC
    Black Jack 57 needs to be put on clean wood for it to adhere properly and takes about 5 - 7 days to fully cure, I did 2 coats (Re coat after 24 hrs) I used it on my floor and up the walls about 12" It's great stuff.
    Edit: Turn the can of black jack upside down 1 or 2 days before you use it and it will mix a lot easier. I used a piece of 2 x 3 to mix the 5 gal can I used.

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