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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2014, 06:32 AM Thread Starter

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Need advice about painting

2014 is going to be the year I completely gut out the outdoor building. It has aviaries in there at the moment and I intend to take them all out and use the panels to fence off one end of the building where my freezers and work benches are. My plan is to get some wood and put it on the walls so I have a flat base to work with. At the moment it's all brick. If I get the wood I'm going to want to paint it. Now I know paints are unsafe and don't worry, the birds will be removed. I am intending on having cages in there now and I want to make sure that the paint will be okay for them. They won't be able to chew it or anything, don't worry

Here is the paint I've been looking at (not necessarily that colour but I do like it!)

It's supposed to be durable and easily washed down... what do you think?

Thanks in advance!

- Alexandrine parakeets Kona, Peaches, George (missing), Holly (RIP), & Orange winged Amazon parrot Paulie
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 02-12-2014, 09:50 AM
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Your link is not working. Paint is fine and safe as long as you use the correct paint. Latex paint is fine. I just had this discussion with a lady that has a bird store for almost 30 years. Although i would not paint with the birds in the room but she said it would be safe. If you use the low VOC i think it is, i have to look at my invoices because we are trying to get our house painted at the moment. Low fumes low oder and latex and air it out a couple of days and you will be fine.
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Ditto, the link is not working. I use a non-toxic, zero VOS sold in Home Depot (it's called Freshair, I think). The colors are not the prettiest or brightest (I like to use a bright yellow in the birdroom because it reflects the sunlight and makes the entire room seem flooded with sun) and it's not as durable or as washable as an oil-based gloss enamel but I would rather have to paint more often than use something iffy.
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That's funny , it worked fine for me yesterday and now it is not.... Sorry daisy I have no advise on the paint tho.
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I went and bought some paint to paint our house on the inside and i went to Sherman Williams..They said the paint that has the least amount of order or smell is the paint they use in hospitals..It is expensive..I got mine on SALE for 35.oo and that was on sale but i guess it is best in the long run..Hey is the smell isnt good for birds i would say it isnt good for kids or adults with breathing or lung problems..
hope this helps..
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You could use colors for kids' wooden toys, they should be safe.
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