Advice on baby/pregnant lady sleeping in a room painted 72 hours before..? Safe?

Advice ladies would be very helpful here from anyone with some prior knowledge!

My OH painted a couple of walls in the nursery with some "minimal VOC" paint (Dulux) on Tuesday and on Friday night my 7 month nephew is due to stay in that bedroom for the weekend.... Is it safe for him to sleep

In there or shall I (6 months pregnant) swap with him..... I'm pretty concerned it's not the safest option for either of us!

4 Replies

  • I'd imagine dulux might have a customer care line so might be worth phoning them.

  • Same as previous comment.

    But personally I think after 72 hours (and airing) I wouldn't be concerned. We moved house 3 weeks before I was due and had to completely renovate (including me painting). I was told all water based paint is fine - obviously stay away from it as much as you can from actually painting yourself. Our newborn never slept in a freshly painted room but there was a smell of paint in the house for quite some time.

  • Thanks both for your replies. We are keeping the windows open at all times when we are at home and using a fan to make sure the air is circulated.

    I think by Friday it should be fine. But we will cal Dulux to check their advice.

    I didn't do any of the painting - but didn't realise I may have to sleep in there! Think there is more danger to my nephew than me.

  • I wouldn't waste your time calling. As long as it's water based it's safe the minute it goes on the wall. Oil based only needs 24 hours so your fine. Honest!

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