Tips for Painting a Crib
In most cases, an attractive and we’ll painted crib tends to be the centerpiece in a baby’s room.
Of ten times, old wooden cribs have to be repainted, however, you may still need to Paint some newer cribs to accommodate your own personal style of decor.
Here are some tips that can help you when you are ready to paint your baby’s new bed.
Get the Crib Ready
If the crib has never been painted, all you will need to do is to prep it just sand the wood using sandpaper and then clean the remaining dust with a cloth.
But if the crib is used and has been painted before, you have to start by stripping the old paint.
You can do this with a stripping solution along with a paint scraper but if there are multiple layers of old paint, or if the paint is proving hard to remove, you may have to try more heavy duty methods.
After getting rid of the old paint, sand it just like you would a new one.
You’ll need to seal the wood with a primer before you can apply the paint. Make sure you match your primer type with your paint type.
Choose the Right Paint and Tools
Pick out whatever colors you’d like depending on the type of design you have in mind for the nursery.
It is better to use neutral colors like white and yellow as they are bright and lively and they will likely translate better to new decor as the child grows.
You can also use pastel colors and complementary colors if you are planning to use more than one.
It is not advisable to use spray paints because it can’t easily reach the inside of the slats. Make sure the paint is safe to use around young children.
You can use Milk paint as it is environmentally-friendly and safe for the delicate baby. You can find it at most DIY and home improvement stores.
Also, it is better to use roller instead of a paintbrush because it gives smooth and professional look. Still, you will need a smaller paintbrush for reaching any difficult areas.
Allow for Plenty of Dry Time
Ensure that the primer is completely cured before you apply the top coat, and also, always let the paint air dry as instructed before you apply any additional coats.
Leave for the crib to dry completely for at least two days and disperse the fumes. After the job is completed, keep a few bowls of white vinegar around the room for about four to five days.
It will help absorb all the paint fumes, thereby make it safe for the baby.