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Pretty_Poe
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PostSubject: Painting?   Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:35 pm

We've decided to paint portions of our apartment this spring, and I am wondering if anyone has any tips on which paints to use to minimize risk to Poe. He'll be carted off to another room, with an open window and closed door at the other end of the apartment....

But it's still an apartment, and I would like to make sure I purchase a product with the lowest risk factor (if this is even a possibility).

Thank you!
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PostSubject: Re: Painting?   Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:42 pm

I asked this in an earlier post, there may be some information you find useful here:

http://www.parrotparadiseforum.com/t470-painting-what-do-i-do-with-the-bird

Zero VOC paint seems to be the best answer!
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PostSubject: Re: Painting?   Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:47 pm

That was incredibly helpful!

Thanks much!
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PostSubject: Re: Painting?   Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:14 pm

What he said. Lots of ventilation. Check out my thread on moving and fixing up, too, I recall Roz had a bunch of information there.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting?   Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:22 pm

When I was living at home, my parents painted a room that was upstairs where my room was located.

The room was on the other side of the floor. I kept my door shut, had the fan going and kept the window open.

Nothing bad happened, but God, did I worry.

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PostSubject: Re: Painting?   Sat Apr 07, 2012 9:52 am

Ahh! I literally just posted a new post about apartment living with terds. AND you've got GCC.

have you ran into any problems having a little green monster in an apartment? (assuming you live in an apartment building?)
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PostSubject: Re: Painting?   Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:56 pm

Thanks everyone! Super helpful!
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PostSubject: Re: Painting?   Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:57 pm

Nevermore wrote:
Ahh! I literally just posted a new post about apartment living with terds. AND you've got GCC.

have you ran into any problems having a little green monster in an apartment? (assuming you live in an apartment building?)

I posted on your thread about noise level, but we had another big concern: Space.

We have about 750sqft in our two bedroom apartment - which really isn't a
lot, so we were concerned about having enough space for Poe, his home,
all his toys, a play structure, etc etc etc.

Innovation and improvisation have become strong suits. Poe's cage sits
atop a shelving unit, so that we have somewhere for him, all his food,
and some of our stuff. We've begun installing plant hooks throughout
the living room with toys and swings hanging off of them, and we are
looking into installing a long curtain rod somewhere for him to use.
Basically, our entire living room is being converted into a Poe Play
Place, because we have no where else to do it.
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PostSubject: Re: Painting?   Thu Apr 12, 2012 11:28 am

I've used Behr paint in the past without any issues (and I've done a lot of painting in the past) - always when I can have the windows open in whichever room the trio are moved to.

Ventilation seems to be key Smile

*sigh* Now we're laying the new linoelum flooring for the bird room this weekend (tore out the god awful original carpeting last weekend..it was nasty from whomever lived there before us). Hoping that with a week of airing out in our bedroom that it will minimize the time the trio will have to be relocated into the dining room downstairs. Merlin will have to be put into his travel cage (dog cage), and I always feel awful when that happens - the spacing is too big for Rosco's nosy head (Caique), so Merlin's the only one who downgrades with temporary moves Sad
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