Originally Posted by lilkitty90
Smrobs. How long does the pepper spray usually last? 2 weeks or so? And you just re do it every 2 weeks? And how much of a coating would you suggest on the wood. I'm not really worried about the trees. Just mainly the poor old barn lol!
If it is inside out of the rain, then it will last quite a while. I don't know exactly how long, I've never tested it but I just spray when I notice them chewing and then spray again if/when I notice them chewing again. I have had to spray twice (each in a different location) in my new barn since I moved the horses in at the end of January. I've not seen the horses chewing anywhere I sprayed since then. With it being an oily residue, it takes some time to wear off and it would also take a very large amount of heavy rain to wash it away. For a coat, I normally just use one swipe of spray thickness. It does discolor the wood a bit but it really isn't that obvious.
I know that a lot of people use old motor oil and have success with it but, maybe it's just my own little tic, I would worry that it wasn't really edible and I would constantly wonder whether it would make him sick if he ingested any of it.