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Painting while prego Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
2nd Jan '13

Ill prob wear a mask no matter the paint. and room/house will be ventilated.
but i heard somewhere that there is a safer paint to use while preg rather than another kind.



ideas?
hubby is being like really anal this time around and is sooo excited to paint and get the babies room together. lol kinda cute but kinda annoying... not due until 4th of JULY! lol

cookie monster (a and p) Due March 2; 2 kids; West Virginia 4452 posts
2nd Jan '13

Use a water based paint rather than oil based and make sure it's very ventilated. I helped paint DD's nursery (she's now almost 2) and I just made sure to take breaks from the room as well if I thought I needed it.

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
2nd Jan '13

I painted dean's room, I was like 8 months, lol I had no 1 else to do it so I had to, he already had a birth defect, wasnt going to make it worse, lol I just did 1 wall at a time, in a day, then went back and did the border...

Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1724 posts
2nd Jan '13

I painted two rooms during this pregnancy. I painted the nursery by myself and our master bedroom with DH. Opened the windows all up and put a fan in the window and used water based paint. OB said it was fine as long as it was well ventilated.

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Reise's Mommy:" I painted two rooms during this pregnancy. I painted the nursery by myself and our master bedroom with ... [snip!] ... windows all up and put a fan in the window and used water based paint. OB said it was fine as long as it was well ventilated."


do water based work just as good as oil? last as long? look as good?

Reise's Mommy 2 kids; Kentucky 1724 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Aidan'sMomma!:" do water based work just as good as oil? last as long? look as good?"


As far as I can tell :) Our walls were white and the nursery took one coat with a second coat on a few little spots and looks fine :) We used water based through out the whole house, actually, even before I was pregnant and it all came out fine and still looks fine, but it's not even been a year since we bought the house yet, so I can't say in 5 years it will still look as good.

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Reise's Mommy:" As far as I can tell :) Our walls were white and the nursery took one coat with a second coat on a few ... [snip!] ... looks fine, but it's not even been a year since we bought the house yet, so I can't say in 5 years it will still look as good."


we just bought our house too. in september lol painted our sons room in september. i just hope it doesnt look too different. but thanks for all the tips :)

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
2nd Jan '13

I didn't read any of the comments I'm in a rush, but SO and I just painted our room/nursery. And I wore a mask on and on. But most of the time, and just took a lot of breaks, and only did the small thing SO did most of it (Unfortunately lol)
There's something I think water based paint? I think we used just regular paint. But there is safer paints ask when you go in for the color. :)!



And be careful SO was due on the 4th of July back in '86' and his birthdays the 26th! lol I guess they didn't induce back then!



Good luck!

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Chelsea.J:" I didn't read any of the comments I'm in a rush, but SO and I just painted our room/nursery. And I wore ... [snip!] ... SO was due on the 4th of July back in '86' and his birthdays the 26th! lol I guess they didn't induce back then! Good luck!"


yes water based we talked about it :)
DH is VERY excited thsi tiem around lol its cute but annoying. hes like i want to paint the room and get it ready bla bla bla. like dude, we still have 26 weeks to go! haha
Our son was due November 18th and didnt show up til the 23rd. im hoping i dont go late this time around. 36weeks and on i was like OK GET HIM OUT! lol

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Aidan'sMomma!:" yes water based we talked about it :) DH is VERY excited thsi tiem around lol its cute but annoying. ... [snip!] ... 18th and didnt show up til the 23rd. im hoping i dont go late this time around. 36weeks and on i was like OK GET HIM OUT! lol"


I'm 34 weeks and I'm already like though I definitely want her baking as long as she can. Lol. I got like your DH right before Christmas I told SO to get the nursery DONE and that'd be my Christmas present. Lol though I ended up doing almost everything! His part was paying for it :P!

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Chelsea.J:" I'm 34 weeks and I'm already like though I definitely want her baking as long as she can. Lol. I got ... [snip!] ... nursery DONE and that'd be my Christmas present. Lol though I ended up doing almost everything! His part was paying for it :P!"

with our first i was suuuper excited and re-organized everything over and over. but not until after we foudn out what we were having... so i didnt freak out until like 20 weeks or so. im only 14 weeks (tomorrow) last time he did like nothing i had to beg him to help put the swing together and stuff lol (hes a great guy,husband and father just didnt care to do to much lol) this time hes like nesting or something! its funny!
he came home for his lunch break today and started taping the room to paint! lol
were going to disney/florida for two weeks sat. finding out the sex 3 days after we get back. jan 21st. painting that weekend. its just funny watching him i gues slol

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Aidan'sMomma!:" with our first i was suuuper excited and re-organized everything over and over. but not until after we ... [snip!] ... sat. finding out the sex 3 days after we get back. jan 21st. painting that weekend. its just funny watching him i gues slol"


Maybe he's ready now! Lol the first time might have been scary or he was in denial! Lol. SO has a son already, and he hasn't been uber over excited kind of hurt my feelings for a while, sometimes still does, but at the same time it's whatever it's my first and I'm head over heels in love with her already! Lol. I was nesting neutral items at 12-13 weeks! :oops:

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Chelsea.J:" Maybe he's ready now! Lol the first time might have been scary or he was in denial! Lol. SO has a son ... [snip!] ... it's my first and I'm head over heels in love with her already! Lol. I was nesting neutral items at 12-13 weeks! :oops:"

haha but its also your first. i was super excited and if DH had let me i would have went and got nutral lol but this time... im trying not to shop TOO much until we find out. we have a few neutral outfits but thats it.
if its another boy we dont need alot just a few new outfits because the baby and our first will be different seasons. if its a girl... i want like AALLL PINK! sooo yea lol cant really shop yet :)

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Aidan'sMomma!:" haha but its also your first. i was super excited and if DH had let me i would have went and got nutral ... [snip!] ... the baby and our first will be different seasons. if its a girl... i want like AALLL PINK! sooo yea lol cant really shop yet :)"


This will be SO's first girl, and I thought he'd be excited he's not a very... Emotional person? I guess. And I got ALLLLL The purple things I could find! Lol Never one for pink. But I splurged purple walls, purple outfits, purple all the stuff, stroller, car seat etc., I didn't buy clothes until we found out. But I got a few other things :D

Aidan&Sophie'sMomma 2 kids; Hampton, Virginia 1688 posts
2nd Jan '13
Quoting Chelsea :3:" This will be SO's first girl, and I thought he'd be excited he's not a very... Emotional person? I ... [snip!] ... purple all the stuff, stroller, car seat etc., I didn't buy clothes until we found out. But I got a few other things :D"


haha i like purple too. but i LOOOVE PInk! im sure ill cave with a few things. theres REALLY cute summer stuff thats like dark blue with bright flowers and greens and yelllows. but i just LOOOVE pink! if i have a girl shell be in pink for like, her first year! maybe a diff color once a week or something only if the outfit is super cute! haha i cant wait to find out what were having!