Ideas for Painting Your Children’s Cubby House

When you buy a cubby house for your children, the cubby house is unpainted. This is to allow you choose your preferred color. In case it is for a male child, you will go with a color that is in line. If it belongs to a female child, you’ll do same. And if it’s a cubby house for your children, male and female, you’ll get to choose the right colors to show that.

It is advisable that you paint or stain the cubby house as soon as it is delivered. This is so that the weather won’t affect it. Painting it will also make it look more appealing especially after you use the colors loved by your children.

Paint Before Installing

Again, it is recommended that after your kids’ wooden cubby house is delivered, you should paint it before installing it. It will definitely save you a lot of time. It will make things easier too because you won’t have to worry about climbing and reaching hard areas.

If you’re too busy to paint the entire cubby before installing, you should consider painting the roof battens. It will be more difficult to do that once it is installed. Also, the walls that will have a feature color should be painted.

The walls and under the floor frame should be painted before installing too. It will be hard, if not impossible to do the painting when use has started.

If you don’t do most of the painting before installing and the kids move in, it will be hard to move them out. This may stop the painting of the cubby house and may not give it the beauty it should have.

Color Schemes

Your kids wooden cubby house needs priming and two coats. It is advisable that when choosing paints, you go with an exterior UV protective paint. This shouldn’t be hard since paints now have primers included.

The point ratio you need for the cubby should be approximately 1 litre of paint. 1 litre of paint will do two coats and has been known to generally get the job done for the feature walls. If you want to go with an all over white coat, 4 litres of paint should do.


For the flooring of your kids cubby houses, there are different options for going about it. There is the standard paint. We also have the natural decking stain. And some people have started using lino. Another amazing thing to use for the flooring will be artificial grass. It can have a great effect on your kids wooden cubby house.

There are just so many choices to make when it comes to painting your children’s cubby house. You can visit the local hardware store to check out the different paint types available. You can also look at the finishes to see which one you’ll like to emulate.


When you want to paint outside, it’s important that you choose a variety of bright colors. It is for children, remember? Be as imaginative as possible. You can use painting tape and create stripes on the cubby house to bring out that wow effect.

You can also decide to go with a solid color or stain that can fit in with the color of your backyard or garden. It will make the cubby house blend in and can have an amazing beauty.

Interior Walls

For the interior walls, you can use blackboard paint. This now has different colors now and no longer just black. This will give the kids a place to draw when they are in their cubby house.

It will do a lot to add to their creativity and sharpen their imagination. They can play imaginative games using that black board. Some of those imaginative games can be a shopping list, school blackboard, cafe menu and writing letters and numbers. On that black board, they can act like mommy and write down their shopping list. Or they can even write their Christmas wish list on it. They can mimic their teachers and write notes on the black board. There really is no limit to how much places their imaginations can go with that black board.

You can also paint or draw your children’s favorite characters on the wall of the cubby. Or even better, you can choose some of your children’s favorite painting at school and add it to the interior of the house. You can call them to do the painting of the inside themselves. Do not worry about how well you think their painting turns out; it’s theirs. Later on, they will remember it and laugh and you will be happy too.

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