WHICH IS BETTER PAINT OR WHITEWASH?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Fawn and Fam, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting ready to do my coop and am confused on which is better semi gloss paint or whitewash (lime recipe)? I don't care about the cost. Which is easier to apply (I'm sure the paint)? More importantly which is more effective for cleaning and less bug friendly?
     
  2. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Paint is far superior to Whitewash unless you just enjoy reapplying it all the time
     
  3. Fawn and Fam

    Fawn and Fam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I didn't realize I'd have to redo it a lot- definitely not interested in that! Is there anyplace I should avoid putting the paint (ex: roosts) where the chickens will peck and eat it?
     
  4. Bear Foot Farm

    Bear Foot Farm Overrun With Chickens

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    A good paint will hold up even on roosts, and shouldn't peel off for years IF the surface is clean and dry when it's applied, and allowed to FULLY cure before it's used

    I prefer using treated wood for roosts though, and paint everything else
     

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