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I want to paint a bird bath. What kind of paint should I use? Are paints non-toxic?

By kay from Williamsburg, VA

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May 3, 20090 found this helpful

Good morning..
I suggest that you use "Patio Paints" made by DecoArt- they are strictly for indoor/outdoor projects and I do have a few instructions leaflets for birdbaths from Terra Cotta Pots and it suggests to use these type paints. Good luck..oh, you can find them at Michaels or Hobby Lobby. I have not seen them at any Walmart.

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May 4, 20090 found this helpful

Paints are far from non-toxic until they are set. Once the paint is dry the toxicity is locked up. Three-part paints are the worst, the kind that once mixed will set whether you were ready or not.

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If you want to be very sure the paint is harmless, bake the painted birdhouses in a very gently warm oven for a half-hour.

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