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August 15, 2009

Hi, welcome to Solar Cooking! Thanks for your edit to the User:SunshineCooking page.

Please leave a message on my talk page if I can help with anything! -- Tom Sponheim (Talk) 17:34, 15 August 2009

Acrylic paint

Here is the answer I got from Kevin at Solar Cookers International: As you know, we recommend nontoxic latex or blackboard paints. Do you know if the person has a good reason for wanting to use acrylic over other paints? Our literature states that if oil-based paint is used, the pots should "bake" in the sun for several days to get rid of any odor. Acrylics are water-based I believe, so that step probably isn't needed. I would think most acrylics would be ok, but some of them contain toxic heavy metals as pigments (cadmium, cobalt, lead) and I would definitely avoid those. I think the labels clearly state if they contain those toxins. I would remind the person to only paint the outside of the vessels.

Tom Sponheim 03:21, 28 August 2009 (UTC)

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