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Now that the weather is turning colder I've started the fall clean up by scrubbing down one of the outside cages today. There are a few spots on it I would like to refresh before I store it for the winter. Can any of you recommend a bird safe paint for this job, preferably in a spray form? Thanks :)
 

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I need to touch up a few spots on my cage too, and a member of Talk Budgies told me to get "Rustoleum" but to make sure to get the kind that is safe for baby furniture
 

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Thanks for your response, Jill :). I have emailed Rustoleum and asked them if their paint is safe to use on bird items and if they can recommend a particular product of theirs for this job. I'll post when I hear back from them. :)
 

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Just be absolutly 100% positive whatever you use is safe..don't take one persons word for it.honestly there are not to many paints that are safe around our birds...big hugs..
 

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Thanks for your response, Jill :). I have emailed Rustoleum and asked them if their paint is safe to use on bird items and if they can recommend a particular product of theirs for this job. I'll post when I hear back from them. :)
Thanks! :)
 

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Just be absolutly 100% positive whatever you use is safe..don't take one persons word for it.honestly there are not to many paints that are safe around our birds...big hugs..
So true, birdie :thumbsup:. From what I've read so far the Rustoleum thats safe to use around children and the Krylon H20 ( must be H20 ) seem to be safe. I'm still waiting to hear back from the people at Rustloeum, if I don't hear from them today I may go with the Krylon H20, unless any of you out there tell me different. ;)
 

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I have always been told that you could not repaint any cage - that powder coating was the only way :shrug:
 

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Ok I received a reply from Rustoleum
ANSWER:

Thank you for contacting Rust-Oleum. Actually, all of our products are safe and nontoxic once they are completely dry.

Sincerely,
Trisha G.


I've spoken to a couple of other people I know who have used it without any problems, so I think I'm gonna go ahead and do it, it's only a few spots, and the cages are going to be stored away from now til next spring, so I think any possible toxicity will have well dissipated by then. Thank you all for your input :)
 

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I've also heard the Krylon H20 is safe - my manager uses it on her old refurbished breeder cages. Just be safe when spraying it :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks for posting their reply! I feel much better about using it now!

How long should I let the cage dry when I re-paint the few small spots? 24 hours?
 

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I would give it 48, just to be safe, but I always err on the side of caution, sometimes unnecessarily :lol:
 

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I couldn't find the proper Rustoleum, so after more recommendations ( Jenny being one of them :p ),I went with the Krylon H20. I've touched up one of the cages, I'm going to leave it on the back porch for a few days, then I'll cover it and store it in the attic for the winter. They recommend leaving it for 72 hours, so in my case it will be fine as I won't be using the cages til next spring anyway. :)
 

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Haha, glad you were able to find something acceptable :lol: Did it seem to work well? I've never done it, been too nervous!
 

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Yes Jenny, it turned out really well, it looks great :biggrin5:. I was nervous too, lol, but from all the advice I've been given from people who have actually used it, I think it's gonna be fine. :thumbsup:
 

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Thats good that you found something that worked :) I heard that you should not cover a cage at all for 2-4 weeks after painting it, of course that was with a bird in it. I always worry about the safety of things, I read somewhere that a guy bought a new couch that had something to protect it from stains. He asked the store if it would be safe for his parrot and they told him it would be fine. 36 hours or so later after having the couch home his parrot died :(
 

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That's a sad tale, Jamie :(, I have heard about that scotchguard fabric protector killing birds before. There are so many hazards out there for them, it can make you paranoid.
 

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The following is from another site that i found while researching bird safe paints.........The lady had emailed Krylon, and received this reply...


This is the reply I got when I emailed them (Krylon) and asked if the product was safe.

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Dear Tamara,

Thank you for taking the time to contact Krylon with your questions. We appreciate hearing from you. Currently we do not offer a product that is safe for use on a bird cage that a bird will actually live in. Our coatings can only safely be used on an ornamental bird cage. Hope this helps. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me again including prior case history.

Sincerely,
Donna
Krylon Product Support

So I definately wouldn't use it.
 
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