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Safe Paint for Children's Toys?

post #1 of 13
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I have been thinking of purchasing a dollhouse kit to put together and paint myself. I have NEVER done any project like that before, so I am pretty clueless.

What kind of paint is good for wood? Also, since I have young kids in the house, there's always the potential that they will put something in their mouth, so I need something non-toxic. I don't even know where to begin to look, so any help would be appreciated! Thanks!
post #2 of 13
http://www.milkpaint.com/path_safe.html
post #3 of 13
Anything else for those allergic to milk?
post #4 of 13
I haven't ordered these yet but I am planning on getting some soon for finishing up holiday presents.
post #5 of 13
Those acrylics look good. So pricey, though. Has anyone used them? I can't find anyone who has-only what look like paid testimonials.
post #6 of 13
^ I just ordered them. I'll report back and LYK if they're worth the $$. I got the no -VOC sealer, too. I have some little peg people I want to paint and seal for my dd who loooves to put stuff in her mouth.
post #7 of 13
I ordered an unfinished dollhouse from Palumba and the man I spoke with (owner I think) suggested using food coloring. I'm wondering if I could use Easter egg dye, too?
post #8 of 13
Everything I've read said food coloring rubs off and stains everything. Unless you varnish over top, but that kind of defeats the whole non-toxic thing.
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by kittywitty View Post
Everything I've read said food coloring rubs off and stains everything. Unless you varnish over top, but that kind of defeats the whole non-toxic thing.
I was planning to put a beeswax finish on it (per the rest of the convo). Sorry I left that out. We talked through having to put a finish on it and he said this was a non-toxic, all natural, option.
post #10 of 13
hmmmm. I thought the making toys website said it still rubbed off. I'll look it up.
post #11 of 13
I'd love a link to that site if you have it handy. Beeswax does have to be reapplied. Definitely not a one shot deal.
post #12 of 13
Sorry! I meant the food coloring would rub off.

http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/finishes-for-wood.html
post #13 of 13
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Originally Posted by kittywitty View Post
Sorry! I meant the food coloring would rub off.

http://www.make-baby-stuff.com/finishes-for-wood.html
Very helpful, thanks!
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