Give your dog’s kennel a custom look with a colourful coat of paint and a few dog-friendly accessories.
Tip: To paint a kennel, choose an exterior paint brand designed to stand up to the weather, and which has low VOCs and low odour.
First, pick your exterior paint colours. Consider choosing a main colour as well as a trim colour for a fresh and snappy look. Have your chosen colours mixed up in-store with a good exterior paint as the base.
Apply a three-in-one undercoat with an angled brush, running the brush along the grooves and corners. Paint the entire kennel and the roof and leave to dry thoroughly.
Before you begin, tape over all the areas that are not to be painted with painter’s tape. Start with the lightest colour and use the angled brush to paint along the tape lines, cutting into corners and along the grooves. Fill in larger areas using the brush or mini microfibre roller. Apply two coats, leaving to dry after each. Peel away the tape.
Repeat this step with each additional colour.
Leave the paint to cure for at least 12 days before setting up the kennel in a suitable spot. Add dog-friendly accessories to customise your kennel.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.