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 Chalk Paint® 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 Chalk Paint® 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 Chalk Paint® 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® paint and Chalk Paint® Lacquer do not contain any animal products, however Chalk Paint® Wax contains beeswax.
All paints have a shelf life and Annie Sloan paints are no exception. While we know that Chalk Paint® and Wall Paint can potentially last for several years when stored carefully, once the paint leaves the shop we have no idea how or where it will be stored. We recommend using paint within one year of purchase.
Shelf life can be reduced when stored in extremes of temperature or where temperatures fluctuate. Likewise, once a tin has been opened, the shelf life can be shortened considerably. Air in the opened tin can eventually lead to rusting, regardless of storage temperature. Reduce potential contamination of the paint by decanting before you add water, rather than adding water to the paint in the tin.
In most cases customers will have no problem working with 'old' paint. If it’s thick, add water and stir well and away you go!
For more general information on how to use Chalk Paint® and the full range of Annie Sloan Products, please refer to our Tips & Techniques pages.
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)