Here's a joke: Knock, knock. Who's there? A dairy goat. A dairy goat who? A dairy goat who ate all your paint. hahahaha
March 29, 2011 8:42 PM Subscribe
Not a joke: What kind of paint do goats prefer?
posted by librarina to home & garden (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
... and I don't mean to munch on.
Getting some dairy goats this weekend. They will be living in a shed that was here when we moved in, which has bare wood inside and out -- I think it is cedar. There is a window in the east wall, but the shed is in the woods, more or less, so it's pretty dark inside. We will be putting artificial light, and opening it up during the day and whatnot, but I thought it might be good to paint the interior white, as well, to reflect what light there is. But I don't want to make them sick from the fumes when they arrive in 4-5 days.
Anyway, the goats are just for context; obviously you are not required to be a goat expert. I am looking for paint that is low-odor and/or non-toxic, easy-to-clean, reflective?, preferably mildew-resistant, and quick-drying if possible. We would like to be able to spray it on with a rented paint sprayer, too, for faster application. It would be best if we can hose it down and possibly scrub when we muck out the shed. We are OK with reapplying every few years or whatever if needed.
(I know nothing about paint, obviously. This is outside of Seattle and it is supposed to rain for the next several days. Will this affect drying time? We can certainly leave the window and the top half of the Dutch doors open for it to air out. Should we put a fan in there or something?)