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March 11th, 2010, 10:59 AM
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Is it okay for me to paint? Our new apartment really needs it, especially the kid's room. Are there any special procautions to take if it's okay?
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March 11th, 2010, 11:02 AM
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Unless you have some physical restrictions, I'd think it is ok, but I'm not a doctor. If you are going to paint, I'd use low odor or water based paints. That way the fumes won't make you or the baby feel bad.
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March 11th, 2010, 11:02 AM
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I helped paint the little girl's room,we used low odor paint,Olympic from Lowe's.
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March 11th, 2010, 11:03 AM
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Make sure they are VOC free (low) paints - and get hubby to help if he can and keep the windows open!
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March 11th, 2010, 11:05 AM
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Thanks ladies...Hubby HAS to help. I am short and I am definitely not standing on a ladder! I just know if I don't help at all it may not get done I will look for the low odor paints and since it's warming up outside, we'll keep every door and window open since it will only be he and I and maybe some helpers there.
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March 11th, 2010, 11:09 AM
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I plan on painting the nursery and I also painted when preggo with Sydney, as long as it is low odor and well ventilhated I think it is ok?
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March 11th, 2010, 12:07 PM
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I was wondering the same thing lol. Thanks
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March 11th, 2010, 12:10 PM
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DH is so cute and he doesn't want me to help. He is scared it will be too much. We already had some leftover paint that MAY work, so I doubt its water based (its Behr). Im all for not painting!
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March 11th, 2010, 04:12 PM
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we have been painting also. we got all the primer on before move in so we are doing the rooms gradually. DF does them mostly while i'm at work so we opted to get regular paint, not the low VOC as it is uber expensive. i hardly ever notice any smell. sometimes he will do a coat while i am here. we just have a big fan we point at it to help dry and i barely notice any odor at all. i think its fine.
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March 11th, 2010, 06:20 PM
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Wow, things have changed in the last 15 years. When I had dd, nobody allowed pregnant women in a room being painted. I know that they've changed paints a lot and improved the chemistry, but I am still cautious and would not paint a room now. I guess it's been cemented into my memory now.
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March 11th, 2010, 06:29 PM
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We used VOC free paint this time and honestly we couldn't even smell the paint at all.

When DH painted Carlys room last year with regular paint I couldn't even walk in there for like a week because it smelled so bad.
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