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greys4u

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Will be painting a terracotta pot soon, can acrylic paints be harmful to Valentine, if so I will move to another room
 
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I'd probably paint in a different room just to be safe:) once dry it will be odorless
 
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I can't wait to see it! I hope you'll post it. :pinklol3:

Does painted terracotta have to be sealed afterwards?
 
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Acrylics are water based so they are safe. But... if Valentine were out of the cage and might fly over I'd paint in another room. You can seal terracotta first since it's so absorbant with Polycrylic ( also water based)or not. If you want to have a white base instead of the terracotta natural color to start with you can thin down some gesso and coat it first then paint. I've used trimmed out bits of textured wall border paper to make decorative terracotta pots and used one other product I don't remember the name of or it might have been a thicker mix of gesso with little bumps applied in areas for a raised texture look. I did seal with the polycrylic. I wish I had some close up photos to show the details better.

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