Paint is a fantastic way to transform and personalize your home with a few quick strokes. But if you’re painting an old crib, the task might seem daunting. Follow these simple steps for painting a new or old crib with expert precision
Step 1: Find the Right Paint
Regular paints can give off toxic fumes that are not good for you or your family. You should be particularly careful when painting anything that a baby will come into contact with. Therefore, you should use non-toxic, VOC-free and baby-safe paint.
Step 2: Find the Right Brush
A paintbrush is essential for this project, so make sure you find one that can do the job well! Choose a large brush or roller with stiff bristles that are long enough to reach all nooks and crannies of your old crib.
Step 3: Make Sure It’s Safe
Make sure you turn off all electrical outlets and that they are not exposed, which may result in electric shock. Cover the floor with old sheets or newspapers before you start painting to avoid any spills or splatters on the floor. Don’t forget your mask – it is important to be mindful of fumes and proper ventilation.
Step 4: Prep It!
Begin by making sure the old crib is clean and free of any objects such as screws, nails or other metal objects that may interfere with the paint job.
Step 5: Clean It!
Use a damp cloth to remove dust and grease from all surfaces that you plan to paint. Remember: if you skip this step, your beautiful new paint job could be corroded and ruined in the near future!
Step 6: Paint!
Once you’re satisfied that your old crib is ready to go, it’s time to apply the paint. Depending on the size of your crib, use a brush or roller to evenly coat each board with two healthy coats of paint. You may want to wait for the first coat to dry before attempting another.
Step 7: Wait
Now wait for the paint to dry – the recommended length of time to wait will be documented on the paint tins. When this time has surpassed, you will be able to assess if you need to apply another coat.
Step 8: Enjoy!
Once your new paint job is finished, sit back and enjoy the fun colors you have chosen to brighten up your child’s room. If you’re eager to give this project a try but don’t want to deal with all of that hard work.