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Old 08-12-2016, 06:58 AM   #1
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Default White Hamster Safe Paint?

So I've been looking for a White paint that would be safe for hamsters, I looked at soy paint but the ones on ebay don't have any white colors.

Alternatively I found PetPaint but I'm not sure if its safe: Pet Paint Dog Animal Safe Temporary Hairspray Hair Color Spray Can Halloween 5oz | eBay

Would this be safe to use as a white paint for DIY toys and houses for my hamsters and future guinea pigs? My hamsters don't really chew at all, but just in case?

If its not safe, Is there any DIY white paint I can make?
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:04 AM   #2
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Default Re: White Hamster Safe Paint?

No,it wouldn't be worth risking.Plus,you can get soy paint cheaper and it doesn't come in white but it does have a decent range of nice colors!

Delta 2 oz. Soy Paint - 1PK | Jo-Ann

Or for the full range of colors the actual manufacturer's website is better https://www.plaidonline.com/delta-so...66/product.htm

For white paint,it isn't really possible to find a reasonably priced natural and nontoxic paint so something like an off white or cream is the closest you'll get.For other colors you can sometimes do berry based dye or other fruit dyes,but these have to be nontoxic fruits to be safe.
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Default Re: White Hamster Safe Paint?

Plastikote comes in white and other colours. People use plastikote on wooden hamster toys, shelves and houses to stop pee soaking in.
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:15 AM   #4
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Default Re: White Hamster Safe Paint?

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No,it wouldn't be worth risking.Plus,you can get soy paint cheaper and it doesn't come in white but it does have a decent range of nice colors!

Delta 2 oz. Soy Paint - 1PK | Jo-Ann

Or for the full range of colors the actual manufacturer's website is better https://www.plaidonline.com/delta-so...66/product.htm

For white paint,it isn't really possible to find a reasonably priced natural and nontoxic paint so something like an off white or cream is the closest you'll get.For other colors you can sometimes do berry based dye or other fruit dyes,but these have to be nontoxic fruits to be safe.
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Plastikote comes in white and other colours. People use plastikote on wooden hamster toys, shelves and houses to stop pee soaking in.
would plastikote allow other colors of paint to stick?

I do plan to make the colors out of safe fruits and vegies, but i wanted a white base coat to make the colors pop more
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Old 08-12-2016, 07:19 AM   #5
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Default Re: White Hamster Safe Paint?

Plastikote in the US is not the same as the UK.However,the neutral colored soy paints should allow other colors to stick just fine!

Also,Delta used to make a soy paint that is named white onion but I'm not sure if that particular color got discontinued or not.If you can find that one,it is a good white color but otherwise they do have some other really nice purples and pinks and blues as well as other colors!

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Old 08-14-2016, 09:29 PM   #6
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Plastikote in the US is not the same as the UK.However,the neutral colored soy paints should allow other colors to stick just fine!

Also,Delta used to make a soy paint that is named white onion but I'm not sure if that particular color got discontinued or not.If you can find that one,it is a good white color but otherwise they do have some other really nice purples and pinks and blues as well as other colors!
thanks for the info!
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