The Type of Paint to Use in Children's Bedrooms

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The Type of Paint to Use in Children's Bedrooms
Paint a child's room orange for energy and fun. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

Painting your child's bedroom with your child is one way of allowing your child to express individuality by being creative. It is the place your child spends the most time so creating a positive environment can only enrich those experiences The most common paint used on interior walls is satin and on doors and trim a semigloss. Both of these paints work best in a kid's room because they are washable. Non-toxic paint may be a better choice for your child's overall health and well-being .

Satin Paint

Satin paint is the best choice for the walls of your child's bedroom. It contains just enough sheen to make it easy to wipe off daily smudges. Satin paint is water-based so it can be cleaned with soap and water during and after painting. It dries quickly and is convenient to work with. Satin paint hides slight imperfections on walls.


This paint is used most often on doors and trim. Oil-based semigloss paints are very durable. It gives a smooth looking finish and is a good choice for a kid's room since you may have to clean handprints and grime off door frames and windowsills.


Purchase eco-friendly paint for a child's room whenever possible. These paints are low odour and, unlike standard paints, contain no volatile organic compounds. An eco-friendly paint can prevent dizziness, headaches and allergic reactions and is better for the environment. These paints are made from natural products such as clay, lime and milk. Non-toxic paints can be found at most large home improvement stores.

Chalkboard Paint

Chalkboard paint is a great choice for a kid's room. It comes in green or black and can be used on walls and on a wood surface such as a table. The paint is designed to be drawn on, making it a fantastic choice for a wall in your child's room. It allows your child to practice art, play games or learn numbers or spelling. Blackboard paint is long-lasting and wipes off clean.

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