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Can my 10 year old help with painting her room?

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EyepatchOfTravis Sat 16-Jul-16 11:27:52

Hi folks

Just that really. My daughter is turning 10 in a couple of weeks and we are getting ready to transform her room from a little girl room to a tween room.

She really wants to help me decorate. Is it safe for a 10 year old to help paint walls? I was wondering about fumes and suchlike.


BadToTheBone Sat 16-Jul-16 11:28:52

Yes, it's fine. I assume the windows will be open for ventilation?

JasperDamerel Sat 16-Jul-16 11:30:42

DD "helped" paint her room when she was two.

JasperDamerel Sat 16-Jul-16 11:30:57

She survived.

CuboidalSlipshoddy Sat 16-Jul-16 11:36:33

What fumes? Other than some very specialised paints almost all domestic stuff is water based these days.

Finola1step Sat 16-Jul-16 11:39:28

Yes, all fine. To be encouraged IMO.

Babymouse Sat 16-Jul-16 11:50:02

Why not? It's fab she wants to help out.

anotherdayanothersquabble Sun 17-Jul-16 14:07:09

My 7 year old and I did his room together, he worked dam hard and we had a great day! I did the edges and high bits and checked the bits he had roller end. We covered the floor and the furniture and wore clothes he had grown out of. Lots of fun plus a very proud boy.

RatherBeIndoors Sun 17-Jul-16 20:51:35

My then 4yo DD "helped" paint her room - we taped shower curtains all over the flooring (to help me relax!) and gave her a small roller while I had the big one and went along behind her. It was fun for both of us and speeded up immensely when she lost interest and left me to it

SavoyCabbage Sun 17-Jul-16 20:58:01

My dd's (9&12) helped me paint the whole house while they waited for school places. They are almost professional appliers of frog tape and the little one can use the sander now.

EyepatchOfTravis Fri 29-Jul-16 20:14:25

Thanks guys. DD helped me a bit today and we had lots of fun smile

StubbleTurnips Fri 29-Jul-16 20:15:33

We had DD painting the bottom of kitchen walls at 2 as she was the one closest to the floor!

BelfastSmile Fri 29-Jul-16 20:22:02

I used to love helping my dad paint! He did make the fatal mistake once of letting me help choose the colours, though shudder

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