Colour & Decorating

How to Safely Paint a Child’s Bedroom

People want their children to sleep and play in a safe space, and rightly so, and the paint should play a big part in this role. Advising you to invest in a low solvent interior paint will further provide peace of mind that your child will be living in a chemically safe environment.

  • What are the options?

The best options for children’s bedroom paint are:

Crown Steracryl Antibacterial Acrylic Eggshell as it offers a low odour finish and antibacterial technology tested independently by SteriTouch. This option also offers excellent stain resistance making it a perfect option for children’s bedroom paint.

Clean Extreme Scrubbable Matt offers the best solution for painting kids bedrooms and nurseries as its 99% solvent-free whilst upholding the look and feel of a solvent based satin. Plus you can pick up the solvent free primer Water-based Stabilizing Solution for a complete job.

  • Why are low solvent paints needed?

As well as providing a safe option for nursery paint, water-based paints offer a significantly lower environmental impact due to their lower amounts of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

The Crown Trade Antibacterial Acrylic Eggshell also has the selling point of promoting health and well-being as it is designed to help fight against bacteria with the same high quality finish.

  • Top tips

The Steracryl line from Crown Paint offers unique properties, a professional finish and is touch dry within 1-2 hours. This higher quality paint will reap benefits further down the line as it is resilient to stains and marking, perfect for high traffic areas, and children’s bedrooms as they will often touch the wall with sticky fingers!

The added benefit of selecting VOC free paint is that the child will be able to sleep in that room straight away without the worry of breathing in harmful toxins