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Bird safe wall paint & art supplies?

Discussion in 'Safety Avenue' started by greenytijana, 3/12/18.

  1. greenytijana

    greenytijana Walking the driveway

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    We wanna paint the soon-to-be bird room, I've got a few questions:

    1: Would regular ole' lime paint be safe? Or should I look up companies that sell 0 VOC paints? Not sure exactly what it's referred to as in English so I can't look up safety concerns.

    2: I also wanted to paint a mural - would water-based Acrylic paints be safe for that? Looking up their safety yields mixed results.

    3: Building off of #2, would Acrylics be safe with the birds present? Basically I'm asking if life painting is an option or if I'm stuck with reference photos.

    4: An alternative to murals I've found nothing about - printed wallpaper stickers. Anyone know anything about those?
     
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  2. Clueless

    Clueless Joyriding the Neighborhood Celebirdy of the Month Mayor of the Avenue Avenue Spotlight Award Avenue Veteran

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    I'm wanting to paint a room also. I'll be watching this thread.

    I know @Macawnutz posted a website a while back that we could order paints from.
     
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  4. greenytijana

    greenytijana Walking the driveway

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    Thanks for the site, @Macawnutz ! I've seen these in the articles about safe paint. Though sadly this store doesn't seem to ship to my country :(

    We could try shipping to nearby and having a friend send it over for us, but knowing my parents this is probably not gonna happen... Unless we can find the paints here of course. I'll look into it.

    I was only concerned with the birds' presence with acrylic paints, not for walls but for drawing on a smaller canvas. I would remove them if we were painting an entire room, goodness knows they'd be making a ruckus even if the danger of paint fumes wasn't enough to convince me..
     
  5. greenytijana

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    Would paints up to a VOC 30g/l be alright? I'm looking up low and 0 VOC paints here and that was the lowest I could find so far.

    Also ''lime paint'' is literally just water + CaC03. Anything on that?

    EDIT: Just found a paint company claiming to have <1 g/l, which is interesting to say the least. It's Baumit Divina. I've never seen anything less than 10g/l so I'm a bit suspicious... Any thoughts?
     
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  6. BatmansWife

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    I have used this in our main living area it’s zero VOCs Harmony® Interior Acrylic Latex Paint - Sherwin-Williams it helps reduce VOCs from other sources too. When we paint we always remove the bird from the house and give it a few days but no issues. We are painting a nursery now with the same paint.
     

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