Pets & Animal Dog Breeds

How to Paint a Doghouse

Instructions

1

Choose a good quality exterior latex house paint for painting your doghouse. Be sure that you do not use a lead based paint which would be harmful to the dog if he chewed on it.
2

Paint the house black or a dark color if you live in a cold climate. Black and other dark colors will attract and absorb the heat from the sun to help keep the dog warm.
3

Use white or a light colored paint on your doghouse if you live in a warm climate. White and other light colors will reflect the sun and help to keep your dog cool.
4

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.
5

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.
6

Brush on a second coat of paint if needed after the first coat is thoroughly dry.

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