Besides having a baby, preparing the nursery may be one of the most exciting experiences of parenting. One of the major influences on the overall décor of the nursery is the wall paint color. Painting is affordable and you can choose from a never ending variety of color palettes, which ensure that you pick just the perfect scheme to fit your overall décor and make baby’s room extra beautiful. After spending many hours choosing the right colors, preparing the room for painting and then painting, you want to make a nursery that reflects love, safety and warmth.
When choosing from paint supplies, you want to have peace of mind about the visual appearance of the finished product and the quality of air. Increasing your awareness about traditional paints and VOCs (Volatile Organic Compounds) can assist you make more informed choices at the time of pregnancy and for the newborn.
VOCs and paint exposure
Many paints contain additives that improve binding and overall product performance. According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), these additives release gasses called as VOCs or Volatile Organic Compounds. VOCs can trigger serious health reactions when inhaled. In a study it was found that that sleeping in bedroom that emits fumes from latex paint and solvents enhance the chances of contracting eczema, allergies and asthma many folds.
Low VOC and zero VOC paints
As defined by the FDA, low VOC paints contain 250 grams/liter or less and zero VOC have 5 grams/liter or less. Earlier, people were reluctant to use low and zero VOC paints due to their past poor reputation- mainly less durable that other paints and being hard to apply. Today, the performance of these paints has improved.
Pregnancy and painting
There is no research that tells about effects of household painting on pregnancy and developing babies. You should limit your exposure to traditional paints, especially latex paints that contain ethylene, glycol ethers and biocides. Avoid using oil-based paints, as well as paints that contain lead and mercury.
Reduce paint exposure
Whether you decide to paint the nursery or hire professional painting services Gold Coast, complete the project at least two months before the expected date of delivery, even when you choose an eco-friendly paint to give enough time to paint fumes to decrease before the newborn arrives.
As a new parent, before the arrival of the baby, you have many things to take care of. Take the stress out of painting the nursery by calling the professionals at Repaint Pro or by scheduling a free estimate directly on our website. We will do the painting, and you can sit back and enjoy the experience.