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Kids are known for exploring their world using their mouths rather than their hands, and parents often find themselves concerned about safety. It’s easy to identify any loose parts or obvious choking hazards, but knowing whether paints and dyes are toddler or baby-safe is another matter entirely.

RMP’s milk paints are CPSC Compliant making them kid and baby-safe, so you don’t have to worry about them ingesting toxic chemicals found in most of the paints on the market but are not for babies and toddlers. Whether you’re looking for a pretty shade of yellow to dress up a rolling wooden duck or building a stacking box with vibrant colors perfect for your toddler, Real Milk Paint’s non-toxic paint for kids is a stress-free way to indulge your creativity and protect your family at the same time.

Natural, Safe Paint For Toddlers and Kids

Forget long, complicated chemicals you can’t even pronounce. While commercial paint is chock full of everything from formaldehyde to benzene, water-based paints like Real Milk Paint’s kid-safe paint contains simple ingredients such as milk protein, lime, and earth-based pigments for color. Thanks to our thoughtful, environmentally friendly formula, Real Milk Paint is free of nasty volatile organic chemicals (VOCs) linked to immune system damage and impaired organ function of your babies and kids.

Milk Paint is super easy to use. Simply mix Real Milk Paint with warm water using brushes. Put sufficient quantities of milk paint powder until you create the color and consistency you want. Have fun bringing your creative ideas to life for your babies and toddlers. Use it inside to complete your project and you won’t even have to crack a window.

Great for Your Kids, Great for the Planet

Our non-toxic paint comes from the earth and can go right back to it — literally. If you have leftover paint, you can dump it in your backyard or onto your compost pile and it’ll be broken down and absorbed as part of nature’s innate disposal system.

In fact, our baby-safe paint goes one step further, actively benefiting the air around us. One of the main ingredients in Real Milk Paint is high-calcium pharmaceutical-grade lime that hardens by absorbing carbon dioxide. The more you work with Real Milk Paint, the more you’re helping to offset carbon emissions.

If you’re interested in other all-natural products to add to your DIY kit, check out our Pure Tung Oil, sourced from the tung nut, and our Natural Citrus Solvent, which gets its power from the oil found in orange peels.

Non-Toxic Baby Safe Paint For Your Nursery

wall painted with baby-safe milk paint hand prints

Having non-toxic paints for toddlers is great but for babies or newborn babies is another thing. Luckily, Milk Paint is also a perfect option for babies. Milk paint is often regarded as a baby-safe paint option, making it a popular choice for nurseries and children’s rooms. Its non-toxic and acid-free composition sets it apart as a safe and environmentally friendly choice for painting areas where infants will spend their time and art projects that baby’s mouth or baby’s skin will come in contact with.

One of the key advantages of milk paint is it contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are harmful chemicals commonly found in conventional paints and can release harmful fumes into the air. With milk paint, parents can have peace of mind knowing that there are no noxious fumes or hazardous chemicals that could pose a health risk to their babies or older kids.

Furthermore, the baby-safe paint is highly durable, ensuring that it can withstand the wear and tear that often occurs in spaces occupied by little ones or younger children. It adheres well to various surfaces and can be used on furniture, walls, high chairs and other items commonly found in nurseries or children’s rooms. Its natural ingredients make it biodegradable and eco-friendly, aligning with the growing awareness of sustainable and safe home environments for families.

Perfect for Wooden Toys

In addition to being a safe paint for kids, Real Milk Paint adheres particularly well to wood. The baby-safe paint has a lovely consistency and spreads easily over the project at hand, so you get a beautiful finish on everything from a handmade desk to a farm animal puzzle and all kinds of charming and fun toys in between. For the sake of longevity, pair your chosen shade of paint with a layer of tung or hemp oil to prevent color bleeding and keep water rings and stains at bay.

To Seal or Not to Seal

While our non-toxic Milk Paint offers long-term durability on wood, its porous formulation sometimes absorbs stains and sheds loose pigments. For these reasons, sealing items embellished with Real Milk Paint often proves a good idea, especially when those items are meant for kids. Sealing painted toys and blocks makes them easier to clean and wash. It also provides added peace of mind should younger age of children decide to put those belongings in their mouths. Fortunately, The Real Milk Paint Co. offers several child-safe options for sealing milk paint and locking it into wooden toys and blocks.

Pure Tung Oil

Puzzle from @waddlewoodcreations painted with baby-safe Real Milk Paint® & Wood Wax

Puzzle from @waddlewoodcreations with Real Milk Paint® & Wood Wax

A specially formulated hard-drying wood oil designed to provide an enduring matte finish to your baby-safe paint, Pure Tung Oil also boasts FDA approval for food contact, ensuring its suitability for use on everything from kids’ toys and blocks to kitchen cutting boards and butcher blocks. It resists marring to keep treated items looking great for the long haul, and it penetrates wood well to protect surfaces covered in Real Milk Paint.

Other advantages to Pure Tung Oil include a formulation that uses natural ingredients and no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making it a sustainable and eco-friendly way to seal the belongings of babies and kids with a naturally polymerizing finish. Be aware that the slight amber hue might change Real Milk Paint colors, so test accordingly on smaller areas to achieve the results you desire. Typically, an oil finish makes colors deeper and more saturated. Lighter tones can take on a slight amber color of the tung oil.

Half & Half Oil

Half & Half oil is a blended formulation of half Pure Tung Oil and half all-natural food-grade thinner, Citrus Solvent are the perfect pair to seal for your baby-safe paint. Since Pure Tung Oil on its own is extremely thick, the Half & Half oil blend often penetrates deeper into certain woods without requiring additional thinner. The slight amber hue imbued by the Pure Tung Oil in the formulation has the potential to change the color of Real Milk Paint, so do a spot test to ensure the hue works for you.

This fuss-free formulation comes in several sizes, depending on the needs of your fun painting project. A pint covers up to 50 square feet, and quart and gallon containers cover 100 and 400 square feet respectively. The coverage capacity and premixed design with all-natural ingredients make Half & Half oil a child-safe, economical choice for finishing handmade wood toys and blocks painted with Real Milk Paint.

Hemp Oil

Hemp Oil from The Real Milk Paint Co. offers multiple benefits for use in sealing kids’ toys and blocks. It has a hypoallergenic formulation that’s baby-safe for food contact, making it a great choice for children with sensitivities, and it has a naturally thin viscosity, so it penetrates porous woods well without the need for extra thinning with solvents.

Pikler Triangle wood with heavy metals for older children using best paint for toddlers

Pikler Triangle from @baoloi_designcraft with Real Milk Paint® & Hemp Oil

Additionally, Hemp Oil works on numerous surfaces from bare wood and wood with old finishes to items covered in Real Milk Paint. It leaves behind an extremely low-sheen matte finish to preserve handmade items without adding gloss. Keep in mind, however, that finishing items with Hemp Oil can gray out Real Milk Paint, so be sure to test your mixed paint before all-over application.

Wood Waxes

Wood Wax from The Real Milk Paint Co. also works well for sealing children’s toys and blocks covered with Real Milk Paint. The environmentally friendly formulation contains no VOCs, has low odor, and is food contact safe, allowing for fun and easy application even in enclosed spaces. This walnut oil and clear wax paste formulation completely cures offering excellent protection that can be washed for added peace of mind. This finish will darken the color of the milk paint and add a smooth, lustrous sheen without doing any harm to children. A favorite among many toy makers!

You may not be able to control the harmful toxins and hidden chemicals already present in the air you breathe and the soil your kids fingers dug in, but you can keep their toys safe by choosing to craft with CPSC-compliant non-toxic paint for babies from Real Milk Paint.

Making Baby & Kids Toys For sale?

If you make baby and kid’s toys for sale and wish to use Real Milk Paint we recommend purchasing the Real Milk Paint CPSC Test Report. Real Milk Paint is an excellent choice to use for toys as it is non-toxic, washable and certified baby-safe paint. This document is necessary to show as proof your products are in compliance with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission’s requirements.