How to Paint Your Kennel Walls

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How to Paint Your Kennel Walls
Wooden kennels require painting when the old paint has worn off. (Lonely dog watching out of his kennel image by asmik from

Kennels are commonly used in dog pounds and animal rescue shelters. They are even designed for homeowners with large dogs. These kennels have been built using a variety of items, although the most commonly used is a chain-link fence. Plywood and other wood surfaces have been used to build dog kennels. Painting the wood to match the your home's exterior or garden is a great way to beautify the dog kennel so it doesn't stand out.

Skill level:

Things you need

  • Electric sander
  • 120-grit sand paper
  • Painter's tape
  • Non-toxic paint (light shade)
  • Paint brushes or rollers

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  1. 1

    Sand the surface of the wood to remove all splinters and rough spots on the wood. Sanding with an electric sander and 120-grit sand paper will simplify this task.

  2. 2

    Tape off any surfaces that do not need painted, with blue painter's tape.

  3. 3

    Paint the entire wood surface using non-toxic paint. Light shades will not attract the heat from the sun's rays. This will prevent the animal from overheating from the extra heat produced by dark colours.

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