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There are a lot of steps that guardians/parents have to take to ensure the proper wellbeing of their newborns. For example, during the oral growth stage, infants tend to put almost everything they touch objects in their mouths. Hence, guardians are to be extra careful of their infant’s environs. In addition, some of their toys may be spray painted with some harmful spray paints, so you need to confirm the contents of their toys before purchase.
Sometimes, the harmful object in the environment cannot be removed or changed easily. Toxic or hazardous elements such as these may be as small as wall paint, but they can cause a serious threat to an infant’s health and safety. This article looks at the features and properties of Krylon paint and proposes suitable paints for the infant environment.
Krylon Paint – Uses, Features, and Ingredients
Krylon paint is a household name for spray and aerosol paints. These paints are quite different from the regular acrylic, emulsion, metallic, watercolor paints, etc. Unlike many traditional rolled or brushed paint finishes, krylon paints produce a smooth, evenly coated surface. They are made in a container under pressure and sealed (can or tin). The paint is spread by pressing a nozzle on the can’s top coupled to a valve inside the can.
Krylon Incorporated solely does the production and supply of these unique paints. The company has been an industry pioneer in new and improved high-quality goods and inspiration through project ideas, packaging design, and color since it started in 1947. In terms of new product production, package design, project inspiration, and color, Krylon is a market leader.
Krylon paints also prove to be very useful. They are used to make long-lasting products such as Fusion, Rust Tough, SuperMaxx, ColorMaster, primers, and speciality spray paints. These products have also proven to fill a large vacuum in market demand, making Krylon paints even more reliable.
The product line goes beyond the home and into the backyard with multi-purpose, plastic, specialized, rust preventative, brush-on, and craft goods. This makes Krylon Paints a paint used for a variety of functions. For example, you can use Krylon paints for:
- Scratch Repairing: Krylon paints can fix scratched surfaces on home metal appliances, making them look as good as new. This repair process usually can take as little as ten (10) minutes to be completed.
- Grass Marking: Krylon Paints can also be used in grass marking. This paint makes spray grass marking as easy as ever in recreational and work settings. Users, for example, can spray paint grass to mark volleyball courts, soccer fields, and even landscaping areas with simplicity and comfort while using Krylon paint. Of course, you can also spray paint other surfaces such as pavements, concrete, gravel, and soil.
- Outdoor Furniture Painting: Krylon Paints have also made a product that enables users to spray outdoor furniture. Krylon Paints Spray paint provides outdoor furniture with a long-lasting coat of protection. It not only protects these surfaces from the elements, but it also comes in a range of colors and finishes, allowing you to match your outdoor furniture to your personal choices.
Krylon spray paint is a one-of-a-kind product for outdoor hardwood furniture that lasts long, is UV resistant, and is water repellent. This new composition protects your wood surfaces to apply and stays even under the hardest situations. It is the only aerosol wood stain for the outdoors.
- Rust Protection: Krylon paint also has paints and primers that protect against rust and chemically modify extensive rust into a paintable and waterproof surface. This also works for surfaces that rust has already covered.
- Protecting and Preserving Digital Photos: Krylon paints can also protect digital photos. They protect against moisture, ultra-violet fading and dry the pictures in less than 10 minutes. You can also use them on similar materials or surfaces like address labels, greeting cards, scrapbooks, and artwork.
- Priming: Krylon products also include several primers made to suit project details. They help prepare the surface you want to paint by removing parts that aren’t even, boosting the adherence of spray paint, increasing the resistance to corrosion, ascertaining the spray paint’s natural hue.
Is Krylon Spray Paint Safe For Babies?
Water-based Krylon spray paints are safe for indoor use with children and pets since they have a low VOC (volatile organic compound) content and are less hazardous. In addition, you can use Krylon paints on buildings in place of wall paints.
However, this does not make it ideal for walls around infants’ environments. This paint may contain harmful toxins and chemicals that can adversely affect the infants’ health when inhaled or digested. There are much safer options, such as water-based paints, when looking to paint environments infants or toddlers play and sleep in.
Krylon Spray Paint Ingredients Chart
Krylon paints have various chemical components that make up their structure. Below are the Krylon paint’s chemical components and their estimated quantities.
|Chemical components||Estimated quantities|
|Acetone||Between 10% – 25%|
|Propane||Between 10% – 25%|
|Butyl acetate||Less than 10%|
|Butane||Less than 10%|
|Solvent naphtha, petroleum light aliphatic||Less than 10%|
|Titanium dioxide||Less than 10%|
|Talc (Non-fibrous)||Less than 10%|
|Ethyl 3-ethoxy propionate||Less than 5%|
|Xylene (mixed isomers)||Less than 3%|
|Barium sulfate||Less than 3%|
|Ethyl benzene||Less than 3%|
|Fatty acids (unspecified)||Less than 0.3%|
How to Safely Use Krylon Spray Paint?
Based on the type of project you are carrying out, there are a few safety steps to keep in mind when using Krylon paints. But generally, here is a list of safety guidelines for the proper use of Krylon paints.
Keep your distance from heat and fire
Keep a safe space from heat, sparks, and an open flame. Please don’t smoke close to your Krylon paint. Extinguish all flames, pilot lights, and heaters before bringing the spray paint. Turn off stoves, electric equipment and appliances, and other flammable sources. Also, keep aerosol away from heat sources. Do not dispose of the spray cans in a trash compactor. When they’re empty, recycle them.
Vapors are dangerous; therefore, open windows and doors when spraying inside to allow fresh air and avoid inhaling the spray mist during application and drying. Most hardware stores sell various painting masks. Please utilize them when doing a painting job.
Related Reading: Is Rustoleum Spray Paint Safe For Baby Furniture?
Paint Your Project, Not Yourself
Avoid it going into your eyes or skin. Wear protective gloves and wash hands properly after usage, even if you wore the gloves.
When painting electrical fixtures and lighting appliances, do these:
- Read and obey any safety instructions indicated by the lighting/fixture producer.
- Turn off any wired lighting are
- Examine electrical wires for any damage that may have resulted from contact with excess paint or overspray.
- Do not paint wires with Krylon paint.
- Do not paint light bulbs with Krylon paint.
- Do not paint damaged cords that have visible wiring.
- Unless using a High Heat paint designed for that purpose, do not paint parts of fixtures that get extremely hot.
The user must pay keen attention to the Krylon paint products they intend to use. On the can or tin body, producers typically add specific instructions and guidelines for use. Use the paint in temperatures between 50°F and 90°F, and relative humidity of less than 85%. Do not paint in direct sunlight and hot, humid conditions.
What Kind of Paint Is Safe for Babies?
Because of the chemical qualities of Krylon paints, they are generally not suitable for use around infants; water-based paints are preferable for rooms babies will be staying in. If you must use aerosol and spray paints around babies, you should thoroughly inspect them first. Most of them contain harsh chemical compounds like volatile organic compounds that may be very harmful to your child.
Choose paint with little or no VOC: 250 grams per liter and 380 grams per liter in flat (non-glossy) paints and glossy or satiny paints, respectively. Acrylic and latex paints are under the category of water-based paints, which are safer. Acrylic paints are highly pigmented and easily mixed. Therefore, they are water-resistant and safe for young children.
When spray paints, aerosols, and other solvent-based paints get exposed to oxygen, the liquefying agents in the paint evaporate, causing the paint to dry. However, most of their chemical contents remain in the air for months or even years and threaten babies.
Krylon paints have outstanding characteristics that set them apart from regular paints; their harsh chemical compounds make them unsuitable for most environments. These chemicals can create many health problems, especially for infants and toddlers. Some of these health issues include headaches, dizziness, problems with vision, itching of the eyes, irritation of the lungs, etc.