Can Anyone Help With Pet Safe Paint?

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GuineaPiggin

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Hi everyone!

I live in the UK and I need some pet safe paint for the inside of a DIY cabinet me and my dad are converting into a guinea pig cage. We looked for ages all over the internet and in loads of shops and were at a loss, until we finally saw one we needed - Pet, child, and environment friendly with low VOC and all that sort of stuff so we were totally sure it would be okay to use, however it was a ridiculous price for a tiny tin, we would end up spending over £60 to £80 for the amount we needed. (It was called Farrow and Ball btw)

We did see a kind by Crown called BreathEasy and did hear once that someone used that for their piggie's cage, would this be okay? Or is there any wood stains, ect that would also do for us? It's not like she would have a lot of opportunity's to chew on the wood as we are using fleece but always want to be on the safe side :)

Any help would be appreciated! I hope I've explained it okay.

GuineaPiggin :D
 

orangeinepig

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I painted the inside of my hutch with the brand Johnstone's garden colours and it is animal safe :) if you need any more info I am happy to help :D
 

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Have you looked at The Little Green Paint Company? I don't know what constitutes pet safe but they are similar to F&B but cheaper.
 

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I have seen a few people use Delta soy paint. It is safe for pigs to chew too! I think looboosshedzoo has done a review of it on her youtube channel as well.
Edit: sorry didnt read properly that it was for the inside of a hutch therefore those wee ones would be quite expensive! The soy paints would be good for huts etc incase you want to paint them too :)
 

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Pretty sure the Cuprinol colours range is safe as I was looking into it and found a rabbit website about cages etc and pet safe paints. Maybe try googling it as they had several options.
 

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Hi everyone! Thanks so much for all your help! We looked at your suggestions and found the closest too us was John Stones Garden Colours (thank you to orangeinepig who suggested it!) so we went and collected a tin of that for £15 pounds. We had no idea it was so close to us all along haha! It even has pet safe on the front, and the colour is very close to white so I'm very happy now, and we can get on with building this cage!

Thanks again everyone!
GuineaPiggin
 
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