Non-toxic paint for wood (toys, furniture, floors), all-natural milk paint. Milk Paint is the most obvious first choice for wooden toys. ECOS paints and other acrylic paints can also be used in toys. Acrylic paint: Acrylic paint is a durable paint that has pigments suspended in an acrylic (or plastic) binder.
If you are looking for all natural paints for your toys, keep in mind that acrylic paints are plastic based and not natural. However, they come in a wide range of vibrant colors, do not fade, are easy to apply and clean and do not generate fumes. They can even be mixed with water to create a layer of paint, as in the example of the tree in the photo on the left, which shows the wood grains below. Miniatures, toys and plastic models can be painted with acrylic paint.
Pre-painting the surface with primer, and then sealing with an acrylic sealant will ensure that the part lasts a long time. Watercolors: You can also paint wood with watercolor paint, which will leave a subtle touch of color, almost like a stain because the grain of the wood is seen through it. A bright paint job can transform an old-fashioned toy into something new, whether it's made of wood, plastic or metal. Whether you're looking for a nice shade of yellow to dress up a rolling wooden duck or build a perfect stackable rainbow for your toddler, Real Milk Paint's non-toxic children's paint is a stress-free way to indulge your creativity and protect your family at the same time.
There are many different brands of non-toxic paint, I have found several to choose from at my local hardware store. Rust-Oleum even has a line of safe paints for toys; at least in the UK (although I've also seen some on Amazon). Dilute the food coloring with water and use it to stain the bare wood by dipping it, spraying it, painting it or applying it with a sponge. While commercial paint is packed with everything from formaldehyde to benzene, Real Milk Paint contains simple ingredients such as milk proteins, lime and earth based pigments for color.
These paints contain highly controlled ingredients that make them safe to use throughout the family home, making them a perfect choice if you want to paint furniture, nurseries and toys. When in doubt, consider a “lead in paint and dust” test kit, like this one sold by The Home Depot. I usually like to let painted objects cure for quite some time before sealing them, sometimes for a whole week. The slight amber shade imbued by pure tung oil in the formulation has the potential to change the color of real milk paint, so do a spot test to make sure the shade works for you.
If you feel like doing some kind of toy transformation, make sure you have the right size brushes so you can decorate even the hardest to reach places. In addition, hemp oil works on numerous surfaces, from bare wood and wood with antique finishes to items covered with real milk paint. ECOS paints are non-toxic, VOC free and certified safe for use on toys and around those that are particularly sensitive to chemical fumes and paint odors.