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Painting Chicken Coop & Run

Postby ontombose » Mon Aug 26, 2013 9:03 pm

Hi,

What does everybody use to paint chicken coop and runs? Is standard Fence Paint ok or is something else better?

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Re: Painting Chicken Coop & Run

Postby Margaid » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:37 pm

if you can get it Creosote is best for the coop - keeps Red Mite at bay. You can dilute it a bit with diesel or paraffin and you need to let it dry thoroughly before putting the hens in. Wear gloves, goggles and if in a confined space, a mask. Wash it off straight away if it gets on your skin but the modern stuff doesn't burn like the stuff I used as a child.
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Re: Painting Chicken Coop & Run

Postby ontombose » Mon Aug 26, 2013 10:44 pm

Thanks for the reply,
I recently brought some Creosol for the shed which is similar to creosote and smells as bad :-) do you think this would be ok?
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Re: Painting Chicken Coop & Run

Postby ontombose » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:38 pm

Sorry to keep on but can anyone recommend a clear treatment? Quite like the colour of the coop already.

Have found a couple but just wondering if anyone has tried them.

Cuprinol Clear Wood Preserver
Ever Build Wood Preserver

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Re: Painting Chicken Coop & Run

Postby Margaid » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:40 pm

They'll preserve it but don't know what effect they'll have on Red Mite. My big new hen house was coated with a 50/50 mix of creosote and red diesel earlier this year and has already faded to a nice golden colour.
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Re: Painting Chicken Coop & Run

Postby BabyBantam » Wed Aug 28, 2013 11:52 am

Try Burgess Marine Clearsealer if you want non toxic treatment... paints on wet too. Won't stop redmite, but can put your chocks in as soon as its dry - about 1hr in good weather. Flyte so Fancy sell it amongst others.....
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Re: Painting Chicken Coop & Run

Postby Icemaiden » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:38 pm

That's worth pinning, BB. Those of us with just one coop need something that'll let the girls go back into their coop the same evening as we've used it...
Can you pin the post for us?
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Re: Painting Chicken Coop & Run

Postby ontombose » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:04 pm

Thanks for the replies guys!! Will avoide the clear stuff for now and get a good coat of something else on it.

As above but called it the wrong thing, recently painted the shed with Creocoat which I think is similar to Creosote link below!! Do you think this will be a good start and ok?

Not got any hens yet still setting up so drying time is not an issue at the moment.

http://www.larsenbuildingproducts.com/p ... oduct/212/
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Re: Painting Chicken Coop & Run

Postby BabyBantam » Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:32 pm

Icemaiden wrote:That's worth pinning, BB. Those of us with just one coop need something that'll let the girls go back into their coop the same evening as we've used it...
Can you pin the post for us?

How on earth do I 'pin' a post?
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Re: Painting Chicken Coop & Run

Postby Icemaiden » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:54 pm

Marigold? Foxy? Can you help please?
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