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#37310 - 02/18/05 09:56 AM Any Safe Paint that's not toxic to the gliders?

I am making a cage out of an entire room for my sweeties to play in while I do my crafting and work. Problem is.. The wall dividing a room in half if made from second hand lumber and I'm not sure what's on it. I would like to paint it, but I have no clue what will or will not hurt the gliders in the way of paint smell, and even if they happen to chew on that part of the wood. I know someone mentioned shellac is great for coating the wood, but this needs some paint. I can always consider shellac over paint, but I need to know what paint is going to be ok to use.

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#37311 - 02/18/05 11:26 AM Re: Any Safe Paint that's not toxic to the gliders? [Re: ]
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I believe the main concerns about paint safety has more to do with cage building, not what paint is on the walls of their room. Personally I use a semi gloss on my walls just because it seems to be easier to clean. I have never seen my gliders try to chew on the walls so I think about any would be safe. I would stick with water based paint for the fume factor and because oil based paint is just a pain to work with.
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#37312 - 02/18/05 12:45 PM Re: Any Safe Paint that's not toxic to the gliders? [Re: ]

Karin, here's an idea you may consider. I read on here a while back about putting grass wallpaper on walls for them to climb on. I thought that was a really cool idea. If you could wallpaper the wall in the grass paper and then attach toys to the wall, it would then become a great place for them to climb and play! Just a thought! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thinkerg.gif" alt="" />

#37313 - 02/18/05 04:51 PM Re: Any Safe Paint that's not toxic to the gliders? [Re: ]

I think there are varnishes and paints that are made for use on things like baby cribs. I don't know that it would be completely non-toxic, but might be as close to it as you could get.

#37314 - 02/19/05 01:05 PM Re: Any Safe Paint that's not toxic to the gliders? [Re: ]

Thank you all so much! I just wanted to play it safe <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

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