What Kind Of Paint Is Safe To Use On The Inside Of My Chicken Coop?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Peeps38655, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Peeps38655

    Peeps38655 Out Of The Brooder

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    We are working on our new coop and I would like to paint the interior wood to protect it (it is treated wood) but I want to make sure I don't use anything harmful to my chicks.
    Any words of advise?
     
  2. Opa

    Opa Opa-wan Chickenobi

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    Any exterior paint will work fine.
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Really you can use any kind, just let it cure well before adding the chickens, so the fumes are gone. Most use an exterior semi gloss or gloss as they stand up to washing better.
     
  4. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any water soluble latex will do fine. A question might be about the treated wood you are using which could contain harmful chemicals.
    I have not had any trouble with chickens pecking at wood so this has not be a problem with me.
    Almost all paint today is harmless to living creatures since lead based paint has been taken off the market several decades ago.
     
  5. Peeps38655

    Peeps38655 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you, I need to go buy some today and now I know I am safe with what I was looking at.
     
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