Safety Precautions You Should Take When Paint Spraying

Paint spraying isn’t a simple task. The painting process itself poses threats to your health. To keep you in the same condition as you were before you started painting and to finish the job properly, follow these safety tips:

  • WEAR THE PROPER OUTFIT. To protect your eyes and skin, see to it that you’re wearing the appropriate footwear, eyewear, gloves, and uniform. If your skin accidentally makes contact with the paint, make sure you wash it off carefully and entirely. A painting mask is also part of a proper outfit. Wearing one will lessen your risk of having respiratory problems in the future.
  • MAKE SURE THERE’S SUFFICIENT VENTILATION. When you spray paint in cold weather, it’s essential to keep the room as hot as possible, but you should still be able to breathe under your paint mask!
  • NEVER EXPOSE THE PAINT TO SUNLIGHT. Keep it away from items that can cause it to break. Krylon spray paint shouldn’t be used in hot weather as well. For maximum safety, keep the aerosol as far as possible from sources of heat.
  • DO NOT SMOKE. Smoking and painting don’t go well together. The best thing to do is keep away from heat, open flame, and sparks. See to it that you switch off your electric tools, electric appliances, stoves, and other appliances that can start a fire.
  • SPRAY ON THE SURFACE, NOT ON YOURSELF. Of course, this won’t be intentional, but try your best to keep the spray paint only on the surface of whatever you’re painting.
  • NEVER EVER PAINT ANY WIRES AND LIGHT BULBS. Don’t even think about painting damaged cords; their wiring may be exposed and you wouldn’t want to take that risk. Painting any surface that will soon be exposed to open flame is not a good idea, too.
  • SAY NO TO HEAT STRESS BY BEING FIT! This happens when your body is unable to lose heat the usual way which may be affected by the air temperature of the place you’re working at. However, air temperature isn’t the sole suspect here. Sometimes it’s in cohorts with an inappropriate outfit, dehydration, heart illnesses, skin disorders, and being overweight. Remember that heat stress can cause cramps, dehydration, discomfort, heat rash, irritability, and even heat stroke.
  • CHECK NEARBY ELECTRICAL CORDS. Cords that could come in contact with the spray should be examined. They shouldn’t be damaged even by just a little.