Painting a dog house is a good start for those who have never painted anything before. A dog house is not too small nor not too big to start with. It gives you all the options you want like your choice of color, your choice of paint, and your own color combination. And what’s nice about painting a dog house? Well, only your dog gets to complain (lol). So if you plan on painting your kitchen interior, leave that to the experts. You can easily find them by Googling ‘painting colorado near me’.
So let’s get started with the dog house. Get your paint and brush ready and let’s go.
How to Paint a Doghouse
Have you had a new wooden kennel constructed? Or purchased a kennel out of rough wood? It is best to paint it. Painting your wooden doghouse will not only make it look attractive, but the wood is also sealed by the paint so that it is more protected from the weather.
Select high-quality outdoor latex paint to paint your kennel. Make sure you don’t use lead paint. This type of paint can be harmful if your dog chews them.
If you reside in a cold environment, paint the dog house dark colors or just plain black. Dark colors attracts the heat of the sun and absorbs it. This will help your dog stay warm.
If you reside in a warm environment, paint the dog house with light colors or just plain white. Bright colors help reflect the heat of the sun. This will help your dog stay cool.
Consider treating the wood with linseed oil and not painting it if you know that your dog is a chewer and will mostly likely chew on the doghouse. Linseed oil is a good protector for the wood and is not harmful for the dog if ingested.
Some dogs are a chewer and if your dog is one of them, they could chew on their dog house. To avoid this, treat the wood using linseed oil rather than painting the dog house. Linseed oil is known for its characteristics to protect the wood. And if your dog happens to chew on the treated wood, it will not harm your dog through ingestion.
Apply one coat of paint to all sides of the doghouse using a paint brush. Leave the doghouse in a clean dry area until the paint is fully dry. Paint the bottom of the house too as a layer of protection between the doghouse floor and the ground.
Use a brush to paint one coating on all sides of the kennel. Keep the dog house in a clean, dry place until the paint is completely dry. The floor of the house will have to be painted too as a protective layer between the ground and the kennel floor.
If necessary, apply the second coat as soon as the first coat is completely dry.