My dd is alergic to latex and all the other paints seem to be highly toxic. Any ideas on what we could use in home for walls?
http://www.milkpaint.com/path_safe.html. Has anyone used this?
can i ask how the allergy reacts to the paint in various stages? is it just when wet? the fumes? how long would some sort of off gassing happen for?
cause i have never heard of folks that were allergic to latex having to be careful around painted walls. i worked in a field that used latex gloves a lot and had 2 folks work for me that had developed pretty bad allergies over many years of exposure, so i heard them talk about it a lot and i did remove latex from our shop completely for them. but we remodeled at one point and painted everything and they never seemed to have any issues with it. (they did not do the painting, but were in the shop just a few days later)
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Thanks Idenity and jgall.
Adorkable, I am really not sure. She has lots of issues and cross reacts very badly with avocado, banana, pineapple, etc... even though no detectable allergy to those. She reacted to latex on my husbands clothes when he was doing plumbing work and they used it on piping. Most likely she would be fine, but I can't afford to have to pull it all down and start over if it is a problem and with all her issues I'd like her living space as clean as possible.
seems that latex paint shouldn't cause issues with latex sensitive folks....atleast according to mayo etc. I'd still keep kiddo out of the house until dry and paint smell has gone if you go this route.
I was thinking of the new chalk paint line, but I believe thats latex as well.
It's a PITA, but what about wall paper? there is a reason why victorians loved it so much....they were cleaning fanatics back then :)
i have heard something about the glues they use in wallpapers, dont quote me on it just look it up, not sure what it was about. maybe off gassing timeframe
technically you can go really old school and just do flour paste for wallpaper :)
I think the offgassing is for the crazy vinyl type papers. the paintable/washable that was all the rage in the 80s. GAG...
and from someone who has hideous WP applied directly to drywall with no sizing (ie, near impossible to remove) and whose mom spent hours and hours and hourse removing hideous WP from her house....suggesting WP is pretty amusing.
You'd have to go kinda old school and get actual PAPER...vs the washable/wipable hybrids they started pushing in the 80s....
I love the idea of casein paint or clay alis if you can make that work.
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