Kid safe paint to spray with earlex 5500

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Forum topic by scribble posted 04-03-2018 02:20 PM 1388 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2018 02:20 PM

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I am going to be painting some pine built cabinets for my kids room and would like to use the Earlex 5500 sprayer for it. I am looking at a bright white and a dark brown almost mocha colored.

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#1 posted 04-03-2018 03:01 PM

I chewed on window sills, crib rails and wood toys when I was a baby.
all painted with lead based paint ~ and I terned owt arite alriht alwrite.
well -thank GOD lead based paint has been banned in the USA !!!!

EPA probably has a list of “people safe” paints and coatings on their website.
I would not trust my kids health with information from a forum. (ANY forum).
I would go right to the source that evaluates and approves such items (UL or EPA).
I think it would be irresponsible for anyone to make the blanket statement that all of todays residential
paints and coatings are “kid safe” when they have not fully researched ALL paints and coverings themselves.

jus my Dos Centavos


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#2 posted 04-03-2018 03:39 PM

When I was a paint professional for Sears in the 90s, all the paint labelled for interior use was people safe. So any latex based interior pint will be lead free and is considered safe to use and live around. Things could have changes in the interim, but I doubt they’ve become LESS restrictive.

There may be some organic paint or something oujt there these days, if that is what you re asking. But I don’t know for sure. Paint is pretty inert. Latex, water, and pigments whic are usually some sort of rock powder or ash.


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