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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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  1.  
    I received this e-mail:

    ''I've been meaning to repair and re-varnish our kids' baby bed for the grandchildren. I've sanded it all down and repaired the flat part that the mattress lies on.

    I was intending to varnish and indeed I think I bought some varnish which is supposed to be OK for contact with food etc (for use on work surfaces). I'm not sure this is OK for babies to grind their teeth on though (though I suppose our kids did !)

    I've looked at some web sites such as

    http://www.patinesbio.com/2017/11/cirer-un-meuble-pour-bebe-sans-danger.html

    http://www.patinesbio.com/2017/12/vernis-mat-ecologique.html

    and

    https://www.lakelandpaints.co.uk/?gclid=CjwKCAiAt4rfBRBKEiwAC678KRotp5Dq2V2uvZn26OueBwZtqP5oJyvf6j6EnJkBABynbNIoM6yaQhoC6cUQAvD_BwE

    Any thoughts ?"

    Not my field, I am afraid. Anyone have any advice?
  2.  
    Our kids' cot was compliant with whatever British Standard it is they all have to meet now, but also the chewable edges had a clear plastic cladding strip over them so that the paint layer never actually got chewed.

    If in doubt, maybe buy a modern cot 2nd hand?, there's loads about cheaply on gumtree eBay etc, rather than messing around repainting an ancient one.
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      CommentAuthordjh
    • CommentTimeNov 8th 2018
     
    Don't know anything either, but the first relevant link in a search for baby-safe paint threw up: 'certified as Child Safe under BS EN 71-3: 2013 (also known as the Toy Paint Regulations.)' so I guess that is what to look for. Apart from water-based and zero VOC. And here's an interesting post:
    https://community.babycentre.co.uk/post/a15775875/cot_paint-_my_epic_quest and there's a list of products at: https://decoratingadvice.co.uk/paint/child-safe
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