Child Safe Paints for home's with little ones

April 8th, 2021

Your home’s full of hustle and bustle thanks to modern family living but wait... you want to re-decorate! You want to be sure that your little ones rooms are a safe environment so need a Child Safe paint. 

What's the difference between Child Safe paints and generic emulsion?

Wondering what the difference is between these ‘Child Safe’ paints and a generic emulsion? Child Safe paints are deemed exactly that once they are certified under BS EN 71-3:1995 (also known as the ‘Toy Paint Regulations’). These paints contain highly controlled ingredients making them safe to use throughout the family home, so a perfect choice if you’re looking to paint furniture, nurseries and toys.

What Child Safe Paints are available at Brewers Decorator Centres?

Thanks to Little Greene, your family are in safe hands! Little Greene have a range of Child Safe paints that are acknowledged amongst the most environmentally friendly paints available. Intelligent Matt Emulsion, Intelligent Eggshell and Absolute Matt Emulsion are all certified under BS EN 71-3:1995.

With low odour, low levels of VOCs and quick drying formulations, Farrow & Ball's 100% water based Modern and Estate ranges are child friendly in accordance with the Toy Safety Standards. Farrow & Ball's Estate Emulsion, Estate Eggshell, Modern Emulsion, Modern Eggshell, Exterior Eggshell and Full Gloss' gentle formulations have been independently tested and approved to meet the Toy Paint Regulations.

Earthborn paints are completely free from VOCs, making them truly eco friendly and ideal for home’s filled with little ones. No oils or acrylics and even better no smells!  Earthborn’s Eco Chic Claypaint makes updating children’s furniture a dream.

For treating floors and woods where babies crawl, Liberon received EN 71 approval on some of their most popular oils used around the family home - Tung Oil, Finishing Oil, Superior Danish Oil and Raw Linseed Oil. Naturally babies and toddlers will drop things and it’s likely they’ll pick them up and put them straight into their mouths. If you’re looking for a Floor Varnish for use in the family home, Liberon’s Natural Floor Varnish is a water based, quick drying varnish which has been approved by the European Eco-label scheme. It contains no heavy metals or harmful substances and it has low VOC levels, so it’s eco friendly too!

Or take a look at the Osmo range for wood finishes around your home. Want to protect your wood but you’re looking for an untreated look? Polyx Oil Raw is perfect for light coloured wood species and is suitable for wood flooring, doors and furniture.

Reassuringly there are plenty of options available to parents who want to keep their little ones safe at Brewers Decorator Centres. Visit your local store or shop online to start decorating today!