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#1 of 12 Old 05-26-2004, 04:17 AM - Thread Starter
 
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i'd like to re-paint some dressers, my son's bed, and our changing table...

are there any natural, non-toxic, eco-friendly paints out there?

what brands? where can i find them?

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We like the no VOC, low odor paint by Pittsburgh PAints. I found it at our local paint store.

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You can get Milk Paint online. They send it in powder form.
It's made with a very old recipe, and they have some great colors.
Apparently, though, you have to be really careful with it, because you can't quite wipe up spills the way you can with latex paint. It really clings.

Just make sure you remove the old paint in a safe way- I can't believe how much lead paint there is in the world!

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just do a search for low VOC paint, and I bet you'll find a lot of brands are making that kind these days- which makes it cheaper. I think. I hope!
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Glidden makes one- I think its called the spread 2000 series. We have used it many times
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I was asking the same thing recently. Check these guys out:

Benjamin Moore Eco Paints
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I was doing this search recently to paint some things for a very preggo mama and her 3 little ones, I called the HOme Depot and the guy said that every paint nowadays is made non-toxic. The only exception is paint stripper.

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They might be considered non-toxic but if you read the label many say that the State of Calfornia considers them to be carcinogenic. I believe that label isn't on the paint that contains no VOC. I think it's the VOC's that are the carcinogenic agent in the paint.
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and even the "non-toxic" ones are bad for the environment...
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hmm... good to know! glad she had her baby early and we haven't gotten to paint her room yet!

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