New chicken coop paint protection is one of the first things anyone considering a new wooden chicken coop this spring should consider.
It can make a tremendous difference in how well the coop performs through the years.
Why Consider Chicken Coop Paint Protection?
By painting the interior wood surfaces of a coop before adding chickens, you help protect the wood, make it harder for chicken parasites to hide out, and make the coop easier to clean.
It’s much easier to accomplish this before you add bedding material and chickens to the coop and the benefits of new chicken coop paint protection will last for years.
What Product To Consider For Paint Protection?
When we got our first wooden coop (see New Chicken Coop), someone suggested that Minwax (Helmsman) Spar Urethane. They said that it was a product that was safe for use around livestock and that would be good for protecting the inside of the coop.
We did a little research, called the company and asked questions, and concluded that it would be an excellent product to protect the coop interior.
So, we painted the inside of the coop (floors and all) with the “Clear Gloss” version of the product. The pictures below show the before and after pictures of how the coop looked inside.
Chicken Coop Paint Protection Results
It’s now over 10 years later, and I can tell you that the coop doesn’t look nearly as pretty inside, but it still has a nice protective coating of urethane on it’s surfaces.
The coop is holding up great, we’ve never had parasite infestation problems, and it’s still pretty easy to clean.
I sure am glad someone bothered to suggest new chicken coop paint protection for the interior. And that we listened! You can purchase the exact product we used from Amazon: Minwax Spar Urethane