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Paint Safety Precautions

Most paints contain substances that are harmful if inhaled or swallowed. Read the paint label before opening the container.

Observe the following precautions to maintain a safe painting work area.
  • Wear an approved respirator and eye protection when painting.
  • Wear approved gloves and appropriate clothing when painting. Avoid contact with skin.
  • Spray paint only in a well ventilated area.
  • Cover spilled paint with sand, or wipe it up at once.
  • If paint gets in your mouth or on your skin, rinse and wash thoroughly with water. If paint gets in your eyes, flush with water and get prompt medical attention.
  • After the painting work is finished, wash your face and gargle with water.
  • Paint is flammable. Store it in a safe place, and keep it away from sparks, flames, or cigarettes.