According to reports, zero formaldehyde, graffiti resistance, ultra-environmental protection ... At present, there are many concepts for children's paint in the Fuzhou market, but the merchants implement ordinary paint standards, which is misleading to consumers' purchase. This situation is about to improve, because "Water-based Wood Coatings for Children's Room Decoration" (GB / T33394-2016) will be officially implemented from July 1, which is China's first national standard for children's paint.
"Children's paint" on sale is mostly just gimmicks
Furniture paint and wall paint are two major sources of pollution in home decoration. The official draft of the national standard "Water-based Wood Coatings for Children's Room Decorations" has not been made public. According to the draft for comments, compared with the "Hazardous Substance Limits in Interior Wall Decoration Materials for Interior Wall Coatings" (GB18582-2008), The requirements on the contents of volatile organic compounds (VOC), total benzene series, and formaldehyde and other harmful substances are more stringent. For example, in terms of soluble heavy metals, in addition to cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury, detection requirements for antimony, arsenic, barium, and selenium have been added, and children's paint surfaces can be washed after graffiti.
Bamboo charcoal decomposes formaldehyde, diatom decomposes formaldehyde, prevents children's allergies and asthma, is pure and has no additives ... Yesterday, reporters visited a number of paint stores in the West Second Ring Road and found that many high-end brands have launched children's paints, and there are many environmental protection concepts. Or the prominent position of the propaganda articles is marked with the words "for the interior decoration of children's rooms" or "for the environment of children's activities".
When the paint is labeled "Children's Only", the price is nearly double that of ordinary paint. Take the product of a well-known foreign brand as an example, the discount price of the most expensive five-in-one wall paint 5L pack for general paint is 543 yuan, and the discount price of 5L pack for children's paint of the same brand is 999 yuan; another foreign Children's paint 5L packs of well-known brands sell for 899 yuan, while ordinary paint 5L packs sell for 459 yuan.
Regarding the difference between children's paint and ordinary paint, the owner of a paint store in the West Second Ring Road said: "Children's paint uses water as a solvent and does not contain formaldehyde, benzene and other volatile substances. It can keep indoor air safe after painting. In addition, children Lacquer is more resistant to scrubbing. Children generally like to paint on the wall. Children's lacquer can be scrubbed 50,000 times. After the child has painted on the wall, it can be removed by scrubbing directly with a clean wet cloth, while ordinary lacquer can only be scrubbed. 20,000 to 30,000 times. "
"Whether it's children's furniture paint or children's wall paint, it's just a gimmick." Mr. Liu, the owner of another paint shop, said that children's paint was crowned with various "concepts" to meet the needs of parents, but there was no national standard. , The content of VOC content, total benzene series, formaldehyde and other harmful substances in the product is not clear how much, the characteristics of children's coatings, the business only gives "greener", "better scrub resistance" and other general statement.
Mr Liu said: "Due to the high price, the actual sales of various children's paints are very limited."