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    Question Painting a room...

    I'm going to be changing bedrooms soon, and we're planning to paint the walls first. Does anyone know how long I need to wait after painting them before I put my bird(s) in there?

    And, a less important question... Are there any wall colors that birds might like better than others? My brother painted his room deep navy blue, and he thinks Rocky feels more relaxed with the darker color. Does anyone know any more about this?

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    Re: Painting a room...

    Ha ha same as my brother navy blue room! it looks dark at any time, I know a little about feng shui, light colors like lavender, light green or light yellow they have a relaxing effect for some people...

    I may have to go back and read the feng shui book again because i dont remember too much, may be you can google and find out!

    I think Rocky is trying to figure it out why is so dark in that room when in other parts of the house is lighter. I think you have to wait three days for the paint to complete dry out and leave windows open and fans on. It is a Lead free paint?
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    Re: Painting a room...

    Three days to dry? Does that mean 3 days before you can touch it? I am just thinking that the smell must last a long time. That's why I'm worried about the birds.
    It is a Lead free paint?
    I don't know... we haven't bought any paint yet. I imagine it will be lead-free though. 'cause lead is mean...

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    Re: Painting a room...

    No no lol! I may not posted clearly for you but i will try to make it clear! he he
    It may take 2 hours or more to dry completely but to ventilate from the smell may take 2 days or more thats why u need to have windows open and fans on, also depends on the paint u buy!

    I had an experience when I moved out with my brother to a rental community he decided to paint his room dark navy blue! I was so mad because he was going to leave soon to his flying school so I was the one that had to do all the painting back to White!!! It was really a big pain, from navy blue to white.... imagine how many coats of primer i have to paint it!

    So i remember the smell was giving me headches, so i opened all the windows in the room which actually had one freaking window so i close the door and i leave it open for 24 hours then i coated again and close the door, I could smell this paint as close I get to the door, so we know that our birds has very small lungs and if we get sick from smelling the paint imagine what will be like to our birds.

    Actually it took me about 4 days because i used to do it a little bit at a time when i came home from work, i couldnt stand the smell.

    Ok i hope i made more clear for you. you can go ahead and paint but make sure it dry faster have enough ventilation and keep your birds away from it for at least 3 days.... good luck!!
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    Re: Painting a room...

    Okay... I guess that is kind of what I was thinking.

    Is it safe to assume that if you can't smell the paint anymore, it is safe for the birds?
    The only problem with this is that my mom says she can smell the paint for 3 MONTHS after it's done. And that seems like a long time to me. So I just wondered if there was a standard recommended time or something.

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    Re: Painting a room...

    Your mom and I have something in common! We have Doggy noses! We are good sniffers....

    Latex paint is safe, it is water based!
    Enamel paint is bad
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    Re: Painting a room...

    I can smell new paint for a long time too. But it's just that "new-paint" smell. It doesn't make me feel sick though. So I assume it must be safe.

    As for paint colors, I would go with a color that compliments my birds. A light blueish grey, or a light purple. I prefer light colors anyhow, I'm not sure about my birds. I haven't asked yet.




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    Re: Painting a room...

    When we've painted, we always tape a bag over the air vents, keep doors closed, and opened windows if possible.

    I'd say wait atleast a week, and make sure there's no smell of paint.

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    Re: Painting a room...

    good idea about the vents, I didn't even think of that.


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    put some vinagar ina bowl and place itin the room you are painting, it will absorb the some of the smell.

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