It is perfectly safe to use Chalk Paint® and Wall Paint while you are pregnant. Both Chalk Paint® and Wall Paint are non-toxic and odour-free.
We advise pregnant women to ask someone else to apply Soft Wax on their behalf. While there is nothing inherently harmful in the wax, the fumes produced as the wax dries may cause a feeling of lightheadness, to which pregnant women may be more susceptible. There are no lasting harmful effects to using our Soft Wax, only the immediate risk of feeling lightheaded or dizzy.
CHILDREN'S ROOMS AND TOY SAFETY
Both Chalk Paint® and Wall Paint are non-toxic and perfectly safe for children's furniture and walls. Further to this, samples of Chalk Paint®, Wall Paint and Soft Wax have been independently tested and certified as Toy Safe according to strict European regulations (BS EN 71-3:2013). We advise that for things that children might put in their mouths, the wax should be allowed to cure for 5 - 21 days to ensure that it has hardened completely.
Both Chalk Paint® and Wall Paint are water-based paints and not flammable. They are not, however, classified as fire retardant paints (BS 476). They are safe for use on fire surrounds, radiators and hearths.
Fabrics currently supplied by Annie Sloan Interiors are designed for soft furnishings only and are not match resistant. If used in upholstery projects, they must be used in conjunction with a fire resistant interliner.
None of our products have been tested on animals. Chalk Paint and Lacquer do not contain any animal products, however Soft Wax (both Clear and Dark) contains beeswax.
For more general information on how to use Chalk Paint® and the full range of Annie Sloan Products, please refer to our Tips & Techniques page.
If you have any have any additional questions or concerns about any of our products, please contact us at our UK office using the details below.
Phone: +44 (0) 1865 713 089
Please note our hours are Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm (GMT)