(Closed) What type of paint for nursery?

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
Member
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve primarily used Behr in the past and I’ve found that the odor does tend to linger. I don’t believe they offered a zero VOC option last time I purchased paint, or I just didn’t care enough to notice at the time.

For our nursery, I’m leaning towards the Olympic Premium because I hear it’s a decent, reasonably priced zero VOC paint, but I’ve never used it before so I can’t say for sure that it’s any good.

Post # 5
Member
1760 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I work in the paint dept at Lowe’s… Olympic is a good zero voc brand paint… But it’s really really thin. You will probably be doing multiple coats, unless you are going over white or primed walls. Personally we’re using Valspar in our nursery. We’ve used Valspar in our entire house and love it. We love the colors more (more rich and vibrant colors)… And there is virtually no smell unless you pick a dark color that uses more tint.

Post # 6
Member
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@lazybee:  Glad to know you’ve been happy with it, that makes me feel better about my choice.

@MrsDW:  My dad was a professional painter for years and he would have a fit if I tried to get away with one coat of ANY paint. 🙂

Post # 7
Member
1760 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@iheartnerds:  Honestly, we have never done a true 1 coat coverage until this house & Valspar paint. It all depends on how much paint you have on the roller/brush, the color(s) you are going over and the color(s) you are painting. My 2 favorite coworkers are ex professional painters and they have both had “true 1 coat coverage” with Valspar too. My inlaws picked a light gold in Olympic Premium and it took 3 coats over white because their paint is just that thin – think watered down elmers glue thickness.  

Post # 9
Member
367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

We used the Olympic no VOC paint and it came out great.  No complaints.  The smell only lingered a few days.

 

I’ve never been able to do just one coat of paint…even with Benjamin Moore.  Two always looks the best.

Post # 10
Member
1137 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

We have always used Behr without issue, including the old paint that had VOC. I painted one wall in the nursery using Behr and I didn’t notice a lingering smell with it. Heck, when I was painting I could barely smell the paint. It was such a strange thing, as I had just opened an old can to touchup a wall elsewhere and it was so strong.

The rest of the nursery was painted about a 1-2 years ago with Behr paint and I didn’t even notice a linger then. We had painted it a taupe like the rest of the house since it had a lot of marks on the wall from the last owners. I decided to just do an accent wall for baby, as I was too lazy to repaint the whole thing.

Post # 12
Hostess
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I don’t have a nursery but when we moved last year, we painted everything with Olympic No VOC paint.  I couldn’t stomach the cost of the Valspar No VOC paint and their regular paint smelled horrible.

We were able to paint with 2 coats over everything, even the bright yellow kitchen and pink, blue and green bedrooms.

Post # 13
Member
134 posts
Blushing bee

We used Benjamin Moore’s No VOC paint. It has barely any odor at all after being tinted, and what little there was, was gone the next morning. It’s a little more than the Behr paint, but I liked the coverage better. I’ve never used Olympic.

The Valspar paint is horrible. We painted our hall with it and it’s super watering and it just looks terrible after barely a year. Never again.

Post # 14
Member
1660 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Bridesmaid or Best Man Natura is supposed to be good and no VOC but they didn’t have a flat or matte (which my husband wanted), just eggshell, so we went with Benjamin Moore Aura (very low VOC) in matte. It didn’t smell at all after the first day.

Post # 15
Member
4046 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Benjamin Moore Aura is a great paint. Nice coverage, very little smell. I used a regular Bridesmaid or Best Man paint on the ceiling and you could definitely tell the difference in how it smelled.

It’s expensive but does a great job!

Post # 16
Member
9119 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Keep a bowl of white vinegar in the room while you paint. It’ll eliminate the smell.

The topic ‘What type of paint for nursery?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors