1. moodusnewchick

    moodusnewchick Songster

    Feb 15, 2008
    Hi, I'm building a new coop with 2x4s (I don't remember which type of wood, but it's not cedar). What should I be aware of for sealants? i feel like some people are telling me that water based polyurethene is fine. I also have a link to some natural "life long" stuff from Canada. I want to be as natural and organic as possible. any ideas?
  2. rdranch

    rdranch Songster

    Apr 13, 2007
    Well our coop is part of steel barn but inside was done with 2x4's and OSB. I used a premium deck sealer with a little bit of color. I would not recomend paint out side as it would eventually peel off causing lots of problems. Most any type of clear wood sealant should be fine just make sure it has completely dried before giving animals access to it. And natural is ALWAYS better.
  3. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    I use oil-based stains and sealers.

    The one I prefer is Australian Timber Oil, available from Lowes.

    Any decent oil-based finish will work well.

    Polyeurathane is ok until it cracks, then it traps moisture and your unprotected wood rots.

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