DIY Painting Safety Tips

You may be keen to rush into your next DIY painting job in anticipation of giving your residence a facelift. While Jack’s Paint and Hardware store supports your home improvement aspirations, we do advise adhering to DIY painting safety Tips so you can avoid making a ‘gemors’ of yourself and your project.


If you’re using Solvent Paints make sure the room you’re painting is well-ventilated. Open all the doors and windows and use household fans (if you can) to circulate the air. When you’re done painting do not let anyone (including pets) occupy the painted room until the fumes have completely dissipated.

Lead Awarenes

Pay attention to the lead content in the paint you buy, especially if you’re painting an area that will be used or occupied by kids. Your nearest Jack’s Paint & Hardware store can advise you if you’re unsure.

Protecting your Furniture and Floors

Protect your floors and furniture with drop sheets. If you use a plastic drop sheet be careful, as they can be slippery.

Beware of heat sources while you paint. Do not paint or store paint near heat sources. Also refrain from smoking while painting.

Clean up Responsibly

When you’re finished painting be sure to clean up thoroughly. If rags have paint or solvents on them, leave them to dry outside first to avoid any chance of spontaneous combustion. Choose an area that is inaccessible to children and pets, and when the rags are thoroughly dry, dispose of them safely.

Visit your nearest Jack’s Paint & Hardware store for expert DIY advice. Get the right product at the right price on the above mentioned topic(s) and other DIY projects.

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