It can be one parental fear to walk into your child’s bedroom and find they have drawn on the walls. It can be another parental fear that your child’s health will be affected by toxic decorating, especially out gassing from paints. Lullaby Paints has the solution to both of these problems with their colorful line of chalkboard paints. Chalkboards aren’t just black anymore!
There’s something undeniably fun about chalkboards (c’mon, admit it). They simply beckon for doodles and drawings. Go ahead and get your chalk on with Lullaby Paints hard, super-resilient Chalkboard paint made to the same baby-safe standards as other Lullaby Paints.
Offered in sixteen colors to accent any room, Chalkboard Paints provide a wonderful canvas for children to express their creative instincts. The low-sheen finish is ideal for all kinds of chalks and is fully washable to make masterpiece after masterpiece after masterpiece.
Chalkboard Paints are also available as a kit, including paint (sufficient for a board of thirty square feet with two coats) a roller, tray, chalk and edging tape. And, our safe formula means kids can paint their own chalkboard – perfect for artwork, poetry, or anything their imagination can dream up.
We were sent one of the kits, and I can’t wait to find a space in our home for it. What a great way to be able to leave messages for family members, encourage artistic expression, increase print awareness, etc. This chalkboard paint is washable and resilient.
When I was teaching preschool, I found in our old storeroom a super cute puppet theater with sides of chalkboard. The chalkboards were in really bad shape, so I bought some chalkboard paint. The product was extremely stinky, which is never a good sign for outgassing. Thank goodness Lullaby Paints are VOC-free.
We are pioneers in paint-making and extremely proud of our final product: the safest paint available. Newborn baby-safe. Pregnant mom-safe. Safe enough for kids to paint with.
How can it be that safe?
Because we searched for and found safe alternatives to the following list of toxic offenders typically found in traditional paints: terpenes, formaldehyde, acrolein, phthalates, glycol, toluene, methylene chloride, styrene, trichloroethylene, xylenes, and benzene. (FYI – This is the short list. We wanted to spare you the drudgery of reading through the long one because this one’s bad enough.)
Why would companies put asthmagens, allergens, neurotoxicants, and carcinogens in a product you coat your baby’s walls with? That’s a story for another day. Just let it be known that we think it’s entirely wrong. Thus was born our super safe paint…
What are VOCs?A:
VOCs are volatile organic compounds, or, in simpler terms, gasses released from products and substances. You’ll find them in everything from cleaners and cosmetics to crafting supplies and carpeting. They aren’t all bad, but many VOCs commonly found in paints are linked to short-term health effects like headaches and nausea and long-term health effects like asthma, neuro-developmental impacts, congenital defects, and even cancer.
FACT: VOC levels in the average home can be two to five times higher than outdoors. During activities like painting or stripping paint, they can reach up to 1,000 times higher! (Good reason to open your windows regularly and let the bad air out!)Q:
What chemicals are in traditional paint fumes?A:
You may want to sit down for this, but chemicals released include things like known carcinogens (cancer causing chemicals), neurotoxicants (chemicals that impact brain development, cognitive function, and behavior), and more. Specifically, you’ll find terpenes, formaldehyde, acrolein, phthalates, glycol, toluene, methylene chloride, styrene, trichloroethylene, xylenes, and benzene among others.
FACT: VOCs aren’t only released when the paint is fresh (that “new paint smell”), they can off-gas for the next three to five years!Q:
Do all paints contain these chemicals?A:
More than you’d think! Over 98% of paints, including many labeled as zero-VOC, low-VOC, and “green” contain these chemicals.
It’s shocking how many chemicals we can be exposed to. Remember, your children’s little bodies are especially susceptible to this bombardment of toxins.
Disclosure: The products described above were sent to us as free samples. Prior assurances as to the nature of the reviews, whether positive or negative, were not given. No financial payments were accepted in exchange for the reviews. The reviews reflect our honest, authentic opinions.
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