We would strongly recommend you use a specialized tattooing ink that is designed for skin application.
I live way down at the southern most tip of Nova Scotia, a good
A loss to us of several hundred dollars each year, because we can not do
1. It boils down to assumed risk. Acrylic painting is also extremely safe, whereas oils might have a harsher body and give you more skin reactions. cc: (bcc: Crayola/Easton/US/B&SInc)
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3- Ingestion: consult Physician, hospital, or poison control center. have the FDA approval for face painting. Watch as UK based artist Dan Kitchener explores the properties of the paint markers - using them on a large scale to create a wall mural, and using them in conjunction with Liquitex Spray Paint on canvas. Liquitex Acrylic Colors in Tubes, Jars and concentrated Artist Colors!! Acrylic paints are known and proven to have carcinogens in them. acrylic paints. The ingredients form the basis of the name, Pros Aide + LiquiteX. Just because the package says "non-toxic" does not mean that it is safe to put on skin. quality FDA approved face paints it still seems like you can find the occasional
Community Experts online right now. I just wanted to make sure that I wrote my experience since someone
your legal bills
Gary Cole, Sent: Monday, June 03, 2002 2:29 PM
The CP seal gives assurance to consumers that our products exceed
Thank you for interest in Binney & Smith and Liquitex products. Liquitex 1923186 Professional Acrylic Paint Soft Body Artist Paint in Creamy Opaque Consistency, High Pigmentation, Lightfast & Ageing Resistant, 237 ml Bottle - Dioxacine Purple. Subject: Acrylic Paints and Face Painting- My Opinion
Acrylic paints are not meant to be used on the skin. Susabelle
I have the info on my brochure and I'm
Ask Your Question Fast! someone happens to ask ( and sometimes they do) I will explain the danger. I'll send you a free sample to try. Those Liquitex products which do not carry these seals have, instead, a Health
One wine cooler during pregnancy may not cause fetal alcohol syndrome. all bought tanning oil to literally fry ourselves in. Have a good day everyone.
and for legal advice go to a lawyer
But the risk of these hazards are quite small. spent tens of thousands of dollars on safety testing. Date: Monday, March 19, 2001 6:55 AM
Even with a number of good
inferior her paints were! didnt fall off, they didnt fall to the ground screaming and writhing in pain. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. I guess it all depends on the individual who uses the acrylics
Products designed for this
Plaid Consumer Advisory Team. Thanks! Subject: Acrylics
(just the same as my use of the Caran D'Ache crayons). face painter out there using acrylic or tempra paints. . Date: Thursday, April 05, 2001 8:39 AM
If you are already a believer or converted to this way of thinking, please step up and join the choir. 1) we only use stuff that has been approved for skin use by some agency of
Relative of Child (who happens to be lawyer) convince parents to sue
product for on skin. decorative painting, stencilling and general craft use. THANKS so much for bringing up on this list about acrylics -
Liquitex Acrylic Ink is not designed for tattoos or other body modification. (This after the festival group went bankrupt). aggravated by exposure to this
Read this and see what you think. In October of 1987 when I first started to research products used in face painting. right then and there. We do not have an opinion, we have a four inch file with facts (A list of
Gary Cole. bisque, paper mache and other craft surfaces." The pain was such that the child was sobbing. You will even hear this from the world's two most used acrylic paint manufacturers Liquitex and Apple Barrel. Wanna risk it for a beautifully painted face?
Its one thing to make choices for you. We don't want to fly on an airlines that crashed one in 10 flights or is known to consistently fly obsolete planes or carry hazardous materials in the cargo bay. is right, we buy the approved stuff because of 'fear'
use them on myself, I AM NOT planning to ever use them again on
Can I use Liquitex on my skin? e-mail me privately. or you are taking a gamble on not getting caught by the parent of
Put me to the test! Please check your inbox for a confirmation message. To: "firstname.lastname@example.org"
ingest it. I'm telling you right up front that it will not
Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet Supplier ColArt International Holdings Ltd. Soapbox
I feel strongly about. 2- Skin: Wipe off excess and flush with warm water and soap.
To: "Lauren Pettit" email@example.com
Ask literally any face painting question you
Daisy Twist Company
them Are acrylic paints safe to use on the skin? Is that too much trouble? Then try this: Post a sign that says Face Painting -
We have been sued twice over the substances used in our Face Painting. My own feelings are: with so many safe and wonderful products available today why take any chances? It's an honest mistake - and now I know, and even tho' I may continue to
From: "Peggy Swimm" firstname.lastname@example.org
not permit your child to wear a hat or the sunscreen you had provided for them? No. manufacturers Liquitex and Apple Barrel.
Safe paint for safe skin! But I'm telling
. I don't paint much anymore and I have a huge tub of this stuff, so I was wondering if I could use it for my Halloween look. But, how
I'M TELLING YOU THAT IT WILL NOT HAPPEN. for ? Discover our story here. We play that game every day with penicillin. One cigarette will not give you cancer. F- Do not store near extreme heat. side!) Plaid Consumer Advisory Team
These cookies do not store any personal information. classes for 25 years, and would never dream of using them on skin, far
Now, please don't confuse my post for a flame because it
Consumer Affairs Representative
Honestly, I'm not a sue happy person. If your manufacturer will not put in writing it is safe for the face that should be like a giant warning sign to you. If you don't want my free paint then look for another safe paint and try them out. agency of the federal government
Period. Community Experts online right now. The result is a tacky paint which can be painted on, or airbrushed on if properly thinned. - CRAFTS!! You do what you want. Knowledge is good . Maybe it would have helped her to realize how
Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2001 12:07 PM
Liquitex Professional Spray Paint uses an innovative water-based technology, featuring the unique benefit of being low-odor and does not carry the skin or eye irritant warnings associated with other spray paints. Liquitex Professional Acrylic Artist Colour Heavy Body comes from the world’s bestselling brand in acrylic colours. I want to see an acrylic manufacturer put in writing for the list or for their own web page that THEIR acrylics are safe for use on the face. Then as time went on we have come to learn that some toddlers would eat bits of the paint as it flaked (we all know toddlers are human
the children?? body paint with gold acrylic paint and suffered allergic reactions to the
on 12/29/99 11:30:25 AM
Knowledge is responsibility. The lawyers
I'd rather be educated then sued!
Luckily the FDA knows this and they have created antidotes to penicillin reactions. Consider this:
On the discussion list for face painters that has been some
(It has been
Even though the bottle contents are non-toxic, one should not smear this art medium on the body. Although I didn't
I guess my final
the festival is held, and the manufacturers of the face paints. already.
The decision to buy the approved stuff is from a legal standpoint, not a
Flame me if you must. choice? ***********
http://www.cbdecor.com Colorado Balloon & Decor/Daisy Twist, I do know of a face painter who was sued while using acrylics. Steve Finch
Many people are allergic to the non-FDA approved chemicals and colorants used in craft paints (such as nickel), and will break out in a rash from these paints. paints but if you do not want to use Ruby Red face paints at least look for a face paint on the market (and there are several) that are FDA approved and have a "child
brand of acrylics and I'll talk to the manufacturer myself and prove it to you hard headed
with no lawsuit . He was in need of an extremely opaque makeup with a strong Staying power. Child recovers after several hours. And how would feel if a friend or family
shinny tweety bird when you use acrylics and I DON'T CARE if they apply so smooth and I DON'T CARE if they have so many bright colors and I DON'T CARE if you can buy them at 10 stores in town and I DON'T CARE you have been painting for 25 years using acrylics
a comprehensive discussion by Gary Cole
Child in the hospital
lasting coating for their homes . Jenna Rose
Please do not depend on insurance, medical and legal advice from a bunch of
Date: Wednesday, April 04, 2001 2:57 PM
I have not talked to her in a long time, but I will try to find her and if
vapors and dust/. I DON'T CARE if you get a nice crisp
Liquitex Professional Heavy Body Acrylic Paint 59 ml tube, Titanium White 5 out of 5 stars (2) 2 product ratings - Liquitex Professional Heavy Body Acrylic Paint 59 ml tube, Titanium White forum in it's earliest days, and many of you may have missed it. . (At least not right away.) Katie@DougTheGreat.com
B-Chronic Health Hazards: Contains soluble nickel. that they could not be help responsible for problem resulting from an
If you want to join the
But... as a Mom, who told the painter that she had sensitive skin, and, the painter who said it was fine... (This was before I knew about "real" face paint). I remember that this particular email had quite an impact on the forum members at the time, and many swore off using acrylic paints
I can't change that any more than I can change those that want to use
You are setting yourself up for a fall. According to their deposition, they
Ask for FREE. think: They get paid for this, so they must know what they are doing.
decides to settle because the cost of litigation.
It is ACMI approved, so it is non-toxic and very safe to use , even for children. Sent: Monday, November 29, 1999 4:42 AM
Spend the extra money on the approved stuff. Hi from Pinkie . . Don't mean to preach here, but I agree with Gary. She insisted her paint was fine, etc...
Carcinogens are cancer-causing agents. Ask the manufacturers of
We literally have
Enamel paint is for metal - Poster paint is for paper - Fabric
The results still are considered fantastic . now or later. look for a face paint that also has a "Child Toy Safety Rating". And, on her arm, it itched so bad that she scratched it raw! One bad sunburn will not give you a malignant melanoma (skin cancer.) and an insurance agent for insurance advice. And why do you think X-ray Technicians wear a device to monitor their exposure to X-Rays? I hope you
This is especially true when there are so many good brands of safe, face paints on the market to choose from. approval and is regulated as a cosmetic good. When you caught, you are going be in a very poor legal position.
48 colours at less than half the individual price, offering reliable quality at … causing irritation and that it would not come off her brand new couch. Now I'm not going to tell you that you will die because of acrylic paints . Part of the fury of your feelings stems also from the fact that these people who took risks on the behalf of others, did so from a
Better safe than sorry, again, there are too many FDA approved paints on the market to be using something unsafe. were doing that to reduce cost so that they could pass it onto their
What a nightmare! Avoid using if pregnant or contemplating pregnancy. (US not our brother in law or another clown from our alley). And if
It appears to be the perception that just because one has used acrylic paints on the skin and witnessed no ill effects, that its OK
Versatile enough for almost any substrate, Liquitex Professional Spray Paint is suitable for use on canvas, wood, masonry or even glass. Thank you for your email regarding our Apple Barrel acrylic paint. You will even hear this from the world's two most used acrylic paint
We need to use our brains. Even when paint is out of your kid's mouth and solely on paper, you should still be cautious of acrylic paint landing on your family's skin. Ceramcoat & DecoArt Americana) I have been teaching craft/painting
To: "Forum for face painters to ask questions and learn/teach the art of face painting."
The Studio Building
acrylic face paints. Collage and mixed media - skins can be stuck to painting surfaces and painted over as collage elements in a mixed media work Product name LIQUITEX BASICS ACRYLIC COLOURS 1.2. paints by some face painters) and I asked them for their MSDS (Material safety Data Sheet)
But they did find several cases of where people
We no longer allow lead based paints any where in the USA. Child exhibits signs of allergy reactions, and is rushed to hospital. But opting out of some of these cookies may have an effect on your browsing experience. So find a comfortable
less my face! multiple face painters
Test in hospital reveals that child is allergenic to the acrylic craft paint
c-Medical conditions aggravated by exposure: Pre-existing skin, eye and respiratory disorders may by
Date: Tuesday, March 20, 2001 5:22 PM
face painting at any festival in the city, that made the settlement. But as always,
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