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    Bird-Safe Paint?

    I currently have my lovebirds' cage on a brown mini night table in my kitchen.

    It looks SO tacky with it being brown and my kitchen white/blue. So I'd like to paint it white or blue.

    Is there a safe paint to use on this stand to paint it white?

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    Re: Bird-Safe Paint?

    I know when you're painting walls, you want to use low voc paint. I'm not sure if you use the same paint for tables though.

    I imagine any kid safe, water based paint would be fine as long as it was dry and smell free before you put the cage back on it.

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    Re: Bird-Safe Paint?

    Quote Originally Posted by Little Cricket View Post
    I know when you're painting walls, you want to use low voc paint. I'm not sure if you use the same paint for tables though.

    I imagine any kid safe, water based paint would be fine as long as it was dry and smell free before you put the cage back on it.
    i agree...just make sure you paint it somewhere the bird isn't and give it some goood drying time
    is the table painted brown, or is it stained and varnished like woodwork?
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    Re: Bird-Safe Paint?

    Hmmmm...

    I'll have to shop around.. I might ring up my Vet to see if he has any solutions.

    If I can actually find a water resistant paint that would be better that way it can be painted at Chris' parent's house and then left there for a few weeks outside while it dries/looses it's smell.. and then I can bring it home... Plus while being water resistant I can easily wash it down :P

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    Re: Bird-Safe Paint?

    Quote Originally Posted by jokulhlaup View Post
    i agree...just make sure you paint it somewhere the bird isn't and give it some goood drying time
    is the table painted brown, or is it stained and varnished like woodwork?
    Jamie, we posted at the same time !

    I am pretty sure (not a 100%) that it is a cheaply made (BUT HEAVY) corkboard table, and has a ply-wood type of imitation wood over top

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    Re: Bird-Safe Paint?

    ummm if you are crafty then how about vinyl wrapping it?

    i've had some great results... easier if the table is square and blocky.

    i vinyl wrapped a whole fridge and covered all the cabinets in one rented house. two days, one hideous kitchen, measuring table, scissors and a fine needle later i had a really REALLY cool look for about 10

    PS totallly off topic but OMG look at myh profile... i'm a mommy! 4 times!

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    Re: Bird-Safe Paint?

    Helen you crack me up My mom covered a table with contact paper and it looked pretty good and did not stink a bit. I think you could paint it with any kind of paint as long as you give it plenty of airing out time outdoors and away from your birds. The more the paint shines the more odor it is usually has, or it least that is the way it is for enamel house paint which really is the best kind to use on a wooden table you are painting. The high gloss finish is easier to wipe and clean but since its the glossiest of course it smells the most .
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    Re: Bird-Safe Paint?

    Quote Originally Posted by Skittles View Post
    Jamie, we posted at the same time !

    I am pretty sure (not a 100%) that it is a cheaply made (BUT HEAVY) corkboard table, and has a ply-wood type of imitation wood over top
    well, just in case, i'd use a primer first (you can get relatively low odor acrylic primers...give the table a good sanding first), and then put a finish coat or two of any good quality exterior acrylic paint. exterior paint will give it some extra durability...
    rip percy, isabella, and little oliver. i will never forget you...


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