Top Tutorials for Painting Your Baby's Room

Healthy Nursery Painting
When preparing the nursery for your newborn baby, you want the room to be a safe, warm, loving place. But wall and ceiling paint can be give off harmful fumes even after it dries, it can harbor bacteria and not clean up very well. Neither you nor I want that for your baby's room!

Well here are my 5 top picks on painting that will explain all about paint, how to pick a safe and healthy paint for the nursery and even explain how to easily paint the room! (Plus Top Pick...MORE #6 just for fun)

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    Nursery room (Green)
    Painting a baby's room the right color can make a wonderful environment for your child. Baris Simsek/E+/Getty Images

    Learn about the dangers of VOC's found in typical paints, especially oil based paints. I'll tell you about alternative paints on the market that are safe for baby and you.

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    Ceramic / Low VOC Wall Paint

    low VOC wall paint
    Low VOC paint is safe to use and has low odor.

    VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound and is a key component of the composition of oil based paint. It can also be a problem in traditional latex based paints. Why a problem? Well, VOC's in paint can trigger attacks of asthma, irritate your eyes and contribute to respiratory problems, even nausea and dizziness.

    One type of alternative wall paint that provides low VOC content, excellent scrub resistance, high hiding and mold, mildew and bacteria protection is Ceramic Paint and there are...MORE other low-VOC alternatives as well.These paints are an excellent choice for baby's room!


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    Paint Brush
    Paint Brush and Can.
    You spend hours picking the right color and preparing the room and then painting. But do you know what this stuff is anyway? Well, this tutorial will explain it all to you.
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    Paint Brush
    Properly using a paint brush takes a special technique.
    Oh yeah, it sounds easy. But did you know there is a real technique to properly using a paint brush? Well after reading this tutorial you'll know all the secrets of the pros!
    Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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    paint ladder
    Painting a room can transform the look of the space. Fotolia/Zlikovic
    This one brings it all together for you. This tutorial will give you the secrets of how to properly paint a room and what steps to do in what order. It helps make short work of getting baby's room ready!
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    Children's Italian and Nursery Rhymes

    baby and paint roller
    This little guy wants to help you!.
    And once the room is all painted and baby is nestled safely in the crib, to give baby a little international flavor I've also included top pick #6 "Children's Italian and Nursery Rhymes" from our About Guide to Italian Language. Then you can tell baby "Come sei bella" (How beautiful you are!)