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Child-safe paint/varnish?

I'm building some wooden furniture for my daughter and want to paint it. Any ideas where to find child-safe paint and varnish? I haven't found much at Bau und Hobby or when browsing the other DIY shop websites. I can get milk paint sent from https://oldfashionedmilkpaint.co.uk/ but it's fairly pricey when you factor in delivery and duties etc.
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Re: Child-safe paint/varnish?

There is a shop near Langstrasse that has low/no emissions oil maybe they have paint. Can't remember the name but I will see if I can find the tin tomorrow. The alternative is getting it painted professionally using 2 components paint and put stickers on it as 2K paint is emissions free after a couple of days.
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Re: Child-safe paint/varnish?

I think I saw some at OBI once, in various colors. They have a much better paint selection than Coop Bau & Hobby, I think.
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Re: Child-safe paint/varnish?

The product I used on a child's bed was Auro Holzlasur which is half way between an oil and paint in white colour which was a bit transparent. I still have a couple of litres if you are close to Meilen. auropaint.co.uk
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Re: Child-safe paint/varnish?

Isn't regular acrylic paint child safe?

According to the safety information on the stuff I use from Hornbach (hybrid lack), the only items which are listed tiny amounts of anti-bacterial and anti-fungal preservative, the rest is acrylic base and inorganic and heavy-metal free tints like titanium dioxide.
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Re: Child-safe paint/varnish?

1. newtoswitz said, read the safety pamlfet for paints, but basically:
- if it' a paint for inside, it is safe after it dries
- if it's paint for toys, it is also safe to bite / lick etc
- if it's only for outside, it is probably smelly
2. find some natural product, that is sold here, for example:
https://www.kreidezeit.ch/holzbehandlung/hoelzer-innen/
you can read it in English here:
https://www.kreidezeit.de/en/products/wood-treatment/
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Re: Child-safe paint/varnish?

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1. newtoswitz said, read the safety pamlfet for paints, but basically:
- if it' a paint for inside, it is safe after it dries
- if it's paint for toys, it is also safe to bite / lick etc
- if it's only for outside, it is probably smelly
2. find some natural product, that is sold here, for example:
https://www.kreidezeit.ch/holzbehandlung/hoelzer-innen/
you can read it in English here:
https://www.kreidezeit.de/en/products/wood-treatment/
Don't assume natural = safe!

For example turpentine, in the products you link to, is toxic through inhalation and ingestion, also potentially carcinogenic.
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Re: Child-safe paint/varnish?

heh, I always thought that there is no particular child-safe paint (because all indoor paint have to be safe for humans), but instead, there are child-proof paint which means that the paint is the type that if the child crayons the wall, you can easily clean it off and the paint stays intact.
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