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Old 10-06-11, 05:57 PM
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Paint that is safe for animals?

I have to paint a few walls/railings in my house. The problem is my dog loves to chew on random things. Is there a paint that is safe even if he chomps on it a little?
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Re: Paint that is safe for animals?

For typical paint, probably make sure it's not oil-based. That's probably all the further I'd think it through since your next step should be training your dog not to eat your house.

They do make "baby-safe" paints that are probably non-toxic or something, for painting cribs etc. That would probably be your best bet.
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Re: Paint that is safe for animals?

I think Thor gave a good answer. Any standard paint that's a non-oil should be fine. We have the same problem with our dog chewing on the banister or something so it is important to choose something safe. However the paints today typically don't contain anything harmful in small quantities so I would paint away without worry. You can spray some bitter apple stuff over it after it has dried to try to discourage your dog but in our case that doesn't seem effective.

Just last week we were using oil-based paint on the baseboards of our house and our stupid cat (who we thought was smart enough NOT to do this) ran right through it. He then proceeded to lick all the globbing oil based paint off his paws and this was kilz stain blocker strong stuff. He was fine.
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Re: Paint that is safe for animals?

I thought you were going to paint some animals.
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Re: Paint that is safe for animals?

There's an old trick to get kids to stop sucking their thumb that involved putting an unpleasant tasting substance on their thumbs. Unfortunately, I don't remember what it was.

Something like that might get the dog to stop chewing on things if it were placed on anything the dog can get to. Check pet stores. I'd be surprised if there weren't already a product just for this.
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Re: Paint that is safe for animals?

Metalatex Eco Paint.
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Re: Paint that is safe for animals?

Originally Posted by Shazam View Post
I thought you were going to paint some animals.
Apparently as long as it's not a cat, we're OK.
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Re: Paint that is safe for animals?

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There's an old trick to get kids to stop sucking their thumb that involved putting an unpleasant tasting substance on their thumbs. Unfortunately, I don't remember what it was.

Something like that might get the dog to stop chewing on things if it were placed on anything the dog can get to. Check pet stores. I'd be surprised if there weren't already a product just for this.
I know there is one that is called "Bitter Apple" or something like that. We used to rescue ferrets many years ago and had to put it on some of the things they liked to chew on.
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Re: Paint that is safe for animals?

Saw the thread title and wondered why you were going to paint your dog and/or cat...
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