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A guide to painting children’s toys safely

A guide to painting children’s toys safely

When it comes to personalising and reviving children's toys, using the right type of paint is of utmost importance. Toy safety is a priority for parents, and that includes the paint used on toys. In this guide, we will explore the benefits of using Toy-Safe certified paint and provide a step-by-step process for painting children's toys while ensuring their safety.

The importance of Toy-Safe Certified paint

Toy-Safe certified paint is specifically designed to adhere to stringent safety standards, making it the ideal choice for painting children's toys. These paints are free from harmful chemicals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), lead, and other toxic elements that could pose a risk to children's health. Using Toy-Safe certified paint provides peace of mind to parents, knowing that their children's toys remain safe and enjoyable to play with.

Step-by-step guide to painting children’s toys safely:

1. Choose the right paint

Select a Toy-Safe certified paint that is explicitly labeled as safe for children's toys. These paints are usually water-based, non-toxic, and designed for use on surfaces that come in direct contact with children.

2. Prepare the toy

Thoroughly clean the toy's surface to ensure the paint adheres well. Sand any rough spots gently and wipe the toy down to remove dust and debris.

3. Prime if necessary

If the toy's surface is porous or uneven, consider using a Toy-Safe primer. This will create a smooth base for the paint and enhance its durability.

NOTE: If using Little Knights paint you can skip this step - our paint requires no primer and will dry smooth.

Painting kids toys

4. Select colours

Choose a variety of complimenting colours that will make the toy visually appealing. Consider involving your child in the colour selection process to make it a fun, creative, and engaging activity.

5. Apply the paint

Using a soft brush or a small foam roller, apply the Toy-Safe paint evenly in thin coats. Allow each coat to dry before applying the next. Avoid using too much paint in one go, as it may result in drips or an uneven finish.

6. Add details

If you're adding intricate details or designs, use fine brushes or even toothpicks for precision. Remember that simplicity often works best, especially for children's toys.

Painting children’s toys

7. Ensure proper drying time

Allow the toy to dry completely according to the paint manufacturer's instructions. This is crucial to prevent the paint from smudging or chipping prematurely.

NOTE: Little Knights paint will become touch-dry within minutes, making the decorating process satisfyingly simple. We would recommend leaving the toys for 24 hours before handing over to your little ones, as that’ll give time for the paint to cure and fully harden for that much sort-after hardwearing finish.

8. Seal the paint

If using another brand of paint, it may be best to protect the painted surface and ensure its longevity, so consider using a Toy-Safe clear sealant. This will provide an additional layer of protection against wear and tear.

NOTE: You guessed it - you can skip this step with Little Knights!

Painting children's toys using Toy-Safe certified paint is a fantastic way to personalise and rejuvenate cherished playthings. By following these steps and using the right materials, you can create beautifully painted toys that not only look great but are also safe for children to enjoy. Always prioritize safety and quality when working on projects involving children's toys.

Child safe paint

A bit about us

At Little Knights, we take pride in offering the ultimate choice for painting children's toys – a choice that prioritises safety, innovation, and the environment. Our paint isn't just child-safe; it's a testament to our commitment to providing exceptional experiences for kids and parents alike. With a 100% VOC-free formula, built-in antibacterial properties, and a promise that it will always remain effective, our paint lets kids explore their toys without worry, even through licking, nibbling, and sucking.

Our paint isn't just about safety; it's also designed for convenience. With asthma and allergy-friendly application, parents can paint headache-free. Plus, our water-based and odorless formula ensures a seamless, enjoyable process. Little ones can even join in on the painting fun, turning it into a creative family activity.

Our product range caters to various needs, from wall and ceiling paint to cot and furniture paint, radiator paint, and even an exterior range. What sets us apart is our unwavering commitment to the environment. Our paint can be safely washed down the sink without harming waterways, and our sustainable packaging reflects our eco-conscious approach.

If you have any questions, remember that we're a family-run business, always here to assist. By choosing Little Knights, you're not just painting toys; you're making a safer, more responsible choice for your child's environment. With Little Knights, every stroke of paint is a step toward a brighter, safer future.

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