I guess because my internet's off the picture won't fully upload but it is sherwin-williams ovation plusHey, Birbberry! It looks like your photo did not load! My dad is a painting contractor and my brother manages a paint store so I can give you a general outline about house paint, however.
For parrots, while it’s better to use a low or no VOC paint, all paint is toxic, and it is always important that your parrot not be in the house when you’re painting. Even after the paint is dry, it still releases odors and off-gases! Drying time for both exterior and interior paint can be as little as 2-4 hours, but curing time takes much longer.
For maximum safety, it’s best to keep your parrot out of the house for about a week, regardless if it is interior or exterior paint. Latex based paints take longer to cure (up to 30 days). However, they have less odor and VOCs and are by far the most common paint type you’ll encounter for both interior and exterior jobs. Oil based paints will cure after only a week or so, but they’re mostly used for metals or wood. I don’t think I’ve ever used an oil based paint for either the exterior or interior of my home.
It’s important also to remember human safety when painting as well! When painting an interior make sure your work area is well ventilated.
We are actually painting the exterior of a shed in our yard this summer and we timed it so it’ll be done right after we drop our parrots off for boarding for a week.
So do you think 2 weeks would be a good time to wait before bringing him in?Ah, ok! Ha, the paint store my brother manages is a Sherwin Williams so that’s actually the brand I’m most familiar with.
I have mainly used their ProMar line, but ovation is great too. A thing to note though (mostly if your paint is old, or for other brands of paint, see next paragraph) is that the paint that is zero VOC is the base white. Each ounce of tint added to color the paint can contain anywhere from 5-20 grams VOCs. Some colorants do not contain VOCs, and the employee at the paint store from which you got the paint should be able to tell you if the color you’re using has any.
The great news is, for Sherwin Williams, their Colorcast Ecotoner colors will not add VOCs to your paint. If you bought the paint recently, it will have been made with Colorcast Ecotoner, as it’s the only colorant they use in their water and latex based paints now.
I hope that helped!
I'm moving to a new room in my house and I hate the color of the walls so I will be repainting them. I don't recommend waiting until the smell is gone because just because we wont smell it doesn't mean our feathered friends wont! Birds often smell things we don't so just to be safe I'm planning to wait a week or two before moving him to my new room.