Non-toxic paint for HT/bedroom?

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  1. Brian Harnish

    Brian Harnish Screenwriter

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    Is there any non-toxic paint available? A yellow-headed amazon bird is in the next room and I'm rather concerned about the harmful effects regular paint will have on him. I'm planning on stripping all the wallpaper off (icky wallpaper) and painting the walls (the HT room will also double as my bedroom). Can any of you recommend decent wall paint that's non-toxic to birds?
    Apologies if this has come up before. I did a search and the search yielded no results (unfortunately).
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  2. Frederick_Falk

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    As long as the bird isn't allowed to chew on the walls, any paint will do. However, you will need to find a place other than your home while you strip your wall paper (when using solvents to strip the glue) and repaint the room because of the fumes that will permeate the home. I would even give it a week before bringing the bird back home just to be on the safe side.
     
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    Frederick hit it on the head.
    When I read your post I was thinking it would be about children but in this case I am sure it is close enough to children right? [​IMG]
    Make sure that you take the bird to a friends or families house before starting anything even removing the old wall paper. Then redo the room and make sure the fumes are completely gone (not real good for you to inhale either.) After moving your bird back into the next room keep a close eye on it to make sure there are no adverse affects to it.
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    i have read that if you add a few drops of vanilla to your paint it will reduce/remove the smelli guess if you add enough your room would smell like vanilla
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  5. Burke Strickland

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    The vanilla will make the room smell better, but it is only a "mask" for the other odors. It does NOT eliminate any toxic effect of the "bad smells".
    According to test results in a leading consumer magazine, one paint brand that has reletively less fume release than other brands is BEHR. And it is readily available at Home Depot. I used several gallons painting inside my house, and even though I am usually sensitive to paint fumes (chemical allergies) I had no ill effects from using this brand.
    I did run a large exhaust fan (normally used to keep air moving in the garage) during the time I was actually painting and let the house "air out" (left the windows open for several hours thereafter), but that is a precaution I would advise with any paint or solvent use indoors.
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    Although I'm inclined to agree that any paint will do, I would hate to be responsible for any harm to your bird..... I would recommend you ask the same question to a vetrenarian [​IMG]
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