There are some safety precautions we should take into account while we are painting children’s bedrooms. These guidelines are essential if we want to avoid our health being jeopardized, in particular when it comes to children. Moreover, if we follow the steps carefully, we will be able to paint the bedroom and put our minds at ease at the same time. Hence, we will know that in the long run the paint will be harmless.
Painting a child’s bedroom will not take too long in comparison to a an adult’s or a teenager’s room. Why? Many paints have solvents that are not recommended or are bad for us if we breathe them. We surely have to be much more careful with children. Moreover, when it comes to children that have some some kind of breathing problem.
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Safety Tips When Painting Children’s Bedrooms
- When choosing to paint small children’s bedrooms, all types of solvent paints should be avoided, specially those that may include heavy metals such as lead and chromium.
- These metals are particularly harmful when it comes to children, because at that age their nervous system is in full formation and they are very vulnerable to the harmful effects of these substances. As a result, they may suffer some respiratory infections that can also end up leading to serious health problems.
- We can not forget either way that children put everything in their mouths, that is why it is essential to choose water-based paints washable to paint all kinds of surfaces. From baby cribs and furniture up to toys – which the little ones will surely suck or bite – make sure they are painted with lacquers or non-toxic impregnants.
Paint you should buy for children’s bedrooms
- We can currently find on the market paints with very low odor and non – toxic raw materials – so-called ecological paints – because paint manufacturers take into account all these safety factors when developing new products, not only for children but also for all types of people and people of all ages.
- The ecological paints are these paints that we have said that are free of heavy metals in their composition. It is necessary to mention that when buying them we can differenciate them from the rest of the paint because they have a label that is known as ” European Ecological Label”.
Painting the children’s beedroom
- When the moment of painting has arrived, we recommend the children stay in houses of relatives or neighbors during the days you need in order to paint the bedroom will plus up to 3 days more after the work is finished. This measure will prevent children from“smelling the paint” (although they do not really notice the smell), avoiding allergies or breathing problems.
- You should really considered our recommendation because children tend to sneak around. Even if we avoid going inside their room for a couple of days, surely if they are home they will want to go in and will end up staining the walls or actually touching the paint, something they should never do.
- Last but not least, we should point out that it is always better to buy the paint when we decide to paint. Don’t use paint you once bought and you have at home. Why? Well, if you use it you might not be able to figure out if it has expired and you will put your child’s heatlh at risk. This is quite dangerous, moreover when it comes to young children.
These tips can be applied to other home repair tasks such as plasticizing floors, wallpaper, using adhesives for carpets, parquet, etc. These can also require having to use aggressive substances for children.
Video on how to paint children’s bedroom
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