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Painting Security: 6 Tips To Avoid Dangers

Dec 31

A quick coat of paint can make your home look better. However you, your painting contractor San Diego team, as well as your family's safety, are at risk if you fail to make the necessary precautions and safety measures while painting inside.


  • The first step is to guarantee the security during the painting process.


Interior paint, stain and stripper fumes are extremely explosive and hazardous to breathe. Open all doors and windows to let air circulate. Let your work area breathe by using an exhaust fan. If you're making use of solvents, strippers, caulking or painting, avoid the light source that is the pilot of a water heater or furnace. Also, never, ever paint when smoking!


  • Alerts for your security!

A respirator is the most effective option to ensure that you don't inhale harmful vapors when working with solvent-based material. To reduce the risk of inhaling particles to you and your San Diego contractor who you choose to hire must wear the appropriate dust mask when performing sanding. Make use of a power sander with a dust bag If possible.


  • If you can't get rid of it, you shouldn't be sleeping in freshly painted rooms for longer than two days.

Canvas drop cloths are more durable than plastic ones. Instead of sliding about, the cloth is more solid and less likely to create a mess.


  • Be aware of the dangers around power Outlets.

Painter's tape can be used to cover outlets which can be painted near electrical outlets. Shut off all electricity in the room before taking out the covers of any outlet or switch to paint.


  • Finally, use safe paint products.

True Value primer and paint are suggested. EasyCare Ultra Premium interior paint is a low-VOC EasyCare product. The high-quality paints come with the lowest levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). These paints release less fumes than regular latex paints. Low-VOC paints function the same as conventional primers and paints. They can also be applied in the same way as regular paint and cost roughly the same as top paints offered by most manufacturers. They can be cleaned and disposed of without the use of harmful chemicals.


To protect ourselves we've issued the following warning:

Wear gloves and clothing to protect your skin and hands while painting or priming.


  • Look for leads

Both in adults and children lead-based paint can be one of the main causes for lead poisoning. Lead-based paint can be found on painted surfaces such door jambs and window frames in the case of homes built before 1978.


Lead paint is a requirement for specific set of precautions. If a test shows that the surface has lead, it is best to not scrape and instead use heating to eliminate it. It is safe to get rid of lead-based paint by spraying it with water , then scraping off any paint loose. Clean up the paint chips and clean the surface with the aid of a HEPA-equipped vacuum. This is a fantastic idea to outsource these chores to an expert San Diego painting contractor.


  • Completely remove and properly dispose of any paint

It is important that any remaining latex paint must be completely dry before it is to be disposed of. This is something many people don't realize. Paint that is empty can be left to dry completely without the lid being removed before disposal. This can allow any remaining paint to be reused. It is possible to let the paint dry if it is less than a fourth of the container by putting it in a cool, well-ventilated area until it sets with a gentle stirring every couple of days. It is not recommended to allow children or open flames to heat the paint in your drying area.


Non-toxic citrus-based cleansers or turpentine which is an environmentally-friendly solvent made from coniferous tree resin, can disinfect the rollers and brushes after use. For more information, go to paint Prep and Cleaning Tips.


  • Tips to save time

Paints that are low-VOC should only be bought in the quantity you'll need. It is crucial to determine the total space you're working in. You can paint an area of 350-400 square feet with one gallon.


Don't squander your paint! Conserve any paint you don't need immediately for painting a small part of your house. Think about donating any paint you don't use right away to a theatre or friend group that could benefit from it.


  • Maintain paint in a neat and organized manner.

Dry and above freezing temperatures are ideal conditions to store paint. Make sure the container is airtight by replacing the lid securely and keeping it upside-down.


Lifetime Custom Painting is a reputable painting contractor in San Diego. Our artists are more than 15 years old and can complete any task that you need. We offer free consultations to help you select the appropriate colors for your space. Give us a call to explore what we could do. We're confident that you won't regret it. For a free estimate, contact us now!

Lifetime Custom Painting Inc

105 W 35th St Suite B National City, CA 91950

(619) 591-9936,-117.0988543,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x93d1ffd0c6ecd8fe!8m2!3d32.6505208!4d-117.0988543