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12/10/2013 at 18:05
We are currently decorating our hall, stairs & landing. Really regret having started it (as its turned into much bigger project than ever anticipated) but want it finished before baby arrives.
How, once we eventually get round to the painting bit, do we prevent LO (2yrs, 3mths) from touching wet paint on door frames / stair banisters / walls & skirting??? It would be Okay if it was a bedroom or something we could shut the door too but we use hall, stairs, landing 24/7. .... Help, am I missing something obvious?
12/10/2013 at 18:08
Does she of to nursery or preschool? Otherwise can she go and spend a night with a grandparent?
12/10/2013 at 18:25
No, she doesn't go to nursery etc. She has never spent a night away from home without me. Besides my parents live hour+half away and MIL has only ever looked after for 10mins max whilst I've nipped to station to collect H (she has bad knees and can't cope with chasing a toddler round, let alone stairs).
I should have said my parents are coming to visit next weekend and have volunteered to take LO out both days (they are going to be exhausted, muuhhhaaaa!) So we can crack on & get as much painting does as possible (I'm going to be exhausted, Eeek) but that doesn't solve the evening / nighttime / first thing in the morning problem - we can't get a stairgate on LO's doorway - we do have stairgate at top of stairs
12/10/2013 at 18:29
paint when she goes to bed at night?
12/10/2013 at 19:26
Whack the heating on too, it'll just be gloss that takes a long time to dry as normal paint will be dry very quickly. Maybe play a game where no touching any white (or whatever colour) paint? Although that may just draw her attention to it. We had similar problem with our kitten and had to clean up tiny paw prints!!! ;-)
12/10/2013 at 21:41
I always paint when they are in bed.
Do it at night, and go out in the morning.
12/10/2013 at 23:02
What LR said x
13/10/2013 at 01:04
Eggshell dries relatively quickly on wood compared with gloss so that might be an option. The things you don't think off before you have kids eh?
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