Whitewash the Inside Of Your Coop: Recipe, Cheap and Easy

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by mobius, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Tooshay89

    Tooshay89 Out Of The Brooder

    73
    6
    43
    Mar 25, 2016
    Central Florida
    Oh, yes! I'll most definitely wear gloves. I can't wait! I love anything vintage looking and the whitewash look is definitely in that shabby chic category. I was just looking at our local Rural King ad and it had "Pelletized Lime" in a 40 lb bag on sale. Is that the same as Hydrated Lime?? Seems like a really good deal if it is...

    [​IMG]
     
  2. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    @Tooshay89 I really can't tell if that is hydrated...my hydrated lime was a powder...I got it at a hardware/feed store in their gardening area. Lowe's didn't have it...be sure to ask and make sure it is the HYDRATED stuff...it can be very confusing cause different limes are called all different names...and has different properties and uses....talk to someone at the store that KNOWS THEIR STUFF....hint: it is NOT dolomitic or dolomite lime...
     
  3. Tooshay89

    Tooshay89 Out Of The Brooder

    73
    6
    43
    Mar 25, 2016
    Central Florida
    @mobius no, it's not the right stuff. I've looked EVERYWHERE. Apparently no one sells it here locally, which is odd because I'm in a huge agricultural/horse capital area. I ended up having to order it online, which is fine, but paying $50 to ship a $10 bag of lime sucks. It better be the best bag of hydrated lime you've ever seen ;)
     
  4. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    Absolutely, that is AWFUL! So sorry...and yes, my bag cost about $10...
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2016
    1 person likes this.
  5. woods79

    woods79 Chillin' With My Peeps

    67
    2
    51
    Dec 8, 2015
    Maine
    What is the consistency of this could you put it through a paint sprayer
     
  6. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    I would not cause the lime is a bit granular and leaches out of the water if you don't keep it mixed frequently...sounds like a cool idea but I think your sprayer would get clogged.And we don't want THAT!! A garden pump sprayer MIGHT work! Hadn't even thought of that....mix some up and you will see what I am talking about....
     
  7. henlady777

    henlady777 Chillin' With My Peeps

    158
    7
    66
    Apr 12, 2016
    MA
    This is what I will do thank you !
     
  8. Tooshay89

    Tooshay89 Out Of The Brooder

    73
    6
    43
    Mar 25, 2016
    Central Florida
    My coop and the hydrated lime are both being delivered on Thursday. It's fate ;) I'll post pictures once it's done!
     
  9. henlady777

    henlady777 Chillin' With My Peeps

    158
    7
    66
    Apr 12, 2016
    MA
    [​IMG] im going to use this thank you !
     
  10. mobius

    mobius Chillin' With My Peeps

    Let us know how it turns out, henlady!!!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by