painting water toughs for livestock to drink from

Asked July 23, 2014, 12:17 PM EDT

my water trough is rusty on the inside. I have sanded the rust off for the most part. I purchased an aluminum paint that can be used for feed bends, barns, etc. Can I use it to paint the inside of the trough and not harm my livestock?

Smith County Texas

1 Response

Sorry for the slow response on your question, it was sent around to several Extension experts for review.

You should contact the manufacturer of the paint you purchased with regard to coating the inside of a water container. We can't really advise you to use it or not without knowing the makeup of the coating.