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can you spray paint a cot?

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WelshCat Mon 30-May-11 13:31:35

im thinking no, but i have painted one cot already, and now DS needs a bigger one and it needs painting. I have started, its a horrid orangey varnished pine thing. I have done one coat of primer and two of white gloss on the hearboard bit but it still needs another coat or two. Im not even thinking about painting the effing bars yet. Any way of just spraying it? no? ideas would be marvelous.

coansha Mon 30-May-11 22:40:41

You could but it would be very difficult to get down the side without drips. Have you used a roller with the gloss? you can buy the little ones & trays and they are really quick and handy to use.
Gloss shows up a lot of little mistakes so I would use a semi in future, or satin. Dulux do one callee aqua enamel, its great on wood.
You could ask a local car shop costs to spray as my friend got her fridge done to match her kitchen(cream) just a thought to save a lot of time.

WelshCat Tue 31-May-11 09:57:08

hmm i guess, although the reason im painting it is coz i am skint!! might have to just bloody buy one. i never seem to realise that a cot is probably the most god awful awkward thing to paint.

Rollmops Tue 31-May-11 09:58:17

Am I the only one who keeps reading 'can you spray paint a cat '
Why not spray the whole thing and then sand down the drips, if there are any, and touch up? [lazy]

WelshCat Tue 31-May-11 21:31:14

lol that sounds like the best plan, all i was wondering is if spray paint is safe for babies?

coansha Wed 01-Jun-11 04:01:35

My eyesight is crap anyway, I was slightly worse for wear at a wedding and was putting pics on Fb for overseas family to see and said that"lice was all around"?? they knew what I meant .

TheBossofMe Wed 01-Jun-11 05:36:01

Make sure you use a low VOC paint and allow weeks and weeks for the paint to dry before you use the cot. Paint fumes are not the nicest thing in the world for little lungs.

No idea about spraying though!

WelshCat Wed 01-Jun-11 18:03:47

hmm, sounds like it had maybe better not risk it?

pookamoo Wed 01-Jun-11 18:06:15

You can get child safe paint if you go to a specialist paint shop (rather than Homebase etc). Not sure if it comes in a spray though.

WelshCat Wed 01-Jun-11 21:31:07

yeah thats the thing, was jusy hoping spraying it would save me some effort, but it doesnt seem safe/possible.

pookamoo Wed 01-Jun-11 21:46:53

is the normal gloss even safe?

Themumsnot Thu 02-Jun-11 10:17:48

Don't spray paint it if you can help it. We spraypainted a wardrobe a couple of weeks ago - the paint got everywhere even though we took careful precautions - the mess was horrendous. The mist of paint is so fine it just floats through the air and lands all over the place. Never again.
The wardrobe looks great though. grin

WelshCat Thu 02-Jun-11 15:43:54

hahaha thats a good point, i was going to do it outside though. lol i guess you cant really drag a wardrobe outside though smile

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