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Safe paint during pregnancy?? Kady 5 kids; Texas 2696 posts
4th Jan '13

I'd love to find a good quality paint that doesn't cost an arm and a leg and one that doesn't smell so bad. Anything that is safe during pregnancy. Any ideas ladies? TIA

love my boys Xs three :) Due July 29 (boy); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; keystone heights, FL, United States 582 posts
4th Jan '13

I don't have any suggestions, but i did paint while 26wks pregnant with my son and he's perfectly healthy.. i just opened windows and had fans pointed outside to suck any fumes outside.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
4th Jan '13

Any of them can be safe as long as you take proper precautions. Make sure any windows in the room/area are open and keep fans up to help keep the air circulating. I painted DS room while I was pregnant and had no issues.

Andi+Andy=Marley+1 2 kids; Fredericksburg, Virginia 4564 posts
4th Jan '13

Painting is fine during pregnancy. You don't need a special kind. Just take a few breaks

Kady 5 kids; Texas 2696 posts
4th Jan '13

I'll probably end up doing the same cuz all the paint I found was more than $40 a gallon!!! There is no way I can afford that. Especially since I need to paint a 2,000 sq. foot house.

xrawrr 1 child; 3 angel babies; Toronto, Ontario 741 posts
4th Jan '13

not sure about specific brands but i painted my sons room when i was about 35 weeks. just keep the windows open and dont do too much at once, like take breaks especially if the smell or anything else starts to get to you.

Kady 5 kids; Texas 2696 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting xrawrr:" not sure about specific brands but i painted my sons room when i was about 35 weeks. just keep the windows ... [snip!] ... the windows open and dont do too much at once, like take breaks especially if the smell or anything else starts to get to you."

I'm pretty sure I'll have tons of help cuz everyone one both sides of our families know how bad we need to move. I guess I'll go with Wal-Mart paint and try to get it done with as many volunteers as possible. Hopefully it won't take more than a week. Thanks for all the replies!!

xrawrr 1 child; 3 angel babies; Toronto, Ontario 741 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Kady:" I'm pretty sure I'll have tons of help cuz everyone one both sides of our families know how bad we need ... [snip!] ... try to get it done with as many volunteers as possible. Hopefully it won't take more than a week. Thanks for all the replies!!"


yeah my parents helped me with the painting so i didnt have to do that much by myself but i was still there supervising them lol and i did some of the work myself cause i really wanted to be involved. good luck :)

Kady 5 kids; Texas 2696 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting xrawrr:" yeah my parents helped me with the painting so i didnt have to do that much by myself but i was still ... [snip!] ... but i was still there supervising them lol and i did some of the work myself cause i really wanted to be involved. good luck :)"

Thanks! Iove, love, love to paint and since I can't help with framing, drywall, or anything else really, I can hardly wait for it to be ready for me to paint!! I just need some color ideas for my kitchen and master bed/bath.

Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF] 2 kids; West Virginia 15190 posts
4th Jan '13

Just paint with a window or something open. As long as you're not sticking your face in the can and huffing it you're fine.

Kady 5 kids; Texas 2696 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting Uh-Nis-Uh [EBF]:" Just paint with a window or something open. As long as you're not sticking your face in the can and huffing it you're fine. "

I really don't know how some people can do that to themselves. I don't mind the smell of paint but it's also not something that I would just love to smell all the time. I love it when the new paint smell wears off of a house.

TheyCallMeMOMMY♥ 3 kids; Albuquerque, New Mexico 6820 posts
4th Jan '13

You can use any paint during pregnancy. Just keep the window open. Or if your really concerned they sell whats called Zero VOC paint now, basically it has no volitle chemicals in it to harm the ozone and it has to odor. But its double the price of regular paint. Your choice.

Kady 5 kids; Texas 2696 posts
4th Jan '13
Quoting TheyCallMeMOMMY♥:" You can use any paint during pregnancy. Just keep the window open. Or if your really concerned they sell ... [snip!] ... it has no volitle chemicals in it to harm the ozone and it has to odor. But its double the price of regular paint. Your choice."

Yeah I looked into it earlier today and wow the prices are outragous!