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How To Choose A Pet-Friendly House Paint

Are you ready to add some colours to your walls? Are you excited about how your home will be transformed into something out of a magazine? In all of this excitement however, have you stopped and thought about how this will affect your pets? You should know what ingredients are labeled as ‘safe’ for pets.

Before hiring painters in North Shore, you should make sure that the company you choose knows what to choose in terms of painting materials – mostly because today’s painting products do not have ‘pet-safe’ signs.

Basically, you will want a paint that contains no toxic chemicals. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) as this can harm your pets. Knowing that most of the pets are susceptible to things humans don’t have to consider, as a pet owner you must keep the safety and health of your animals at the front of your mind.

What Could Go Wrong If You Choose Any Paint For Pets?

Answer: Believe it or not, paints can have a disastrous effect on the health of your pets. They are toxic for any four-legged animal because of their dangerous chemicals, solvents, as well as volatile organic compounds. If your pet licks or even breathes these colors, it can be directly affected and harmed by the toxic gasses.

The first signs:  are irritation to their eyes and skin, causing your pets to become dazed or dizzy – or even lose their body hair completely. Again, this is why you should go for painters in North Shore that know what painting materials are pet-friendly for every homeowner.

Toxic-Free And Stain-Proof: Recommended By Most Painters In North Shore

When considering your paint options, be sure to check the label of a product and select a product that is non-toxic. However, the best-case scenario is to hire painters in North Shore that know what kind of natural ingredients to work with – mostly paint dyes, water and essential oils, as well as products that have zero VOCs and are therefore not able to harm your furry friends.

Another thing to have in mind is the quality of the actual paint. Not every (pet-friendly) paint nowadays is as good as the standard ones – which is why you should (again) seek advice from your North Shore painters and choose colors that do not show stains, smudges and in general look cleaner.

The Finishing Touches can make a real difference

Even if you choose to paint your walls yourself (DIY), you should know what finish to choose. In times when there are tons of options available, it is again easy to get overwhelmed and pick the first finish that you see.

However, what most painters in North Shore will recommend is a paint with a lower sheen finish (such as a semi-gloss or satin) which has the right amount of luster to avert the smudges that come from tails, claws and paws.

In the end, if you cannot use pet-friendly paint, you are risking the health of your furry friends. However, you can still get someone to look after your pets, ventilate your rooms or keep an eye on them to make sure that they haven’t become sick.

Get In Touch, Free Color Consultation

Are you looking get an estimate for your painting needs? Need help choosing your paint colours or putting together a complete exterior or interior look for your property? Then request a visit from a Superior Painter Colour Consultant.

During the color consultation, you’ll receive:

  1. Professional advice on color selection and design for your home
  2. Free on-site project appraisal based on your needs
  3. Plan of action/ proposal for your project
  4. And get all your questions answered with no obligations

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