Paint safely while pregnant by getting permission from your physician, wearing protective clothing, ventilating the area well, and limiting exposure. Keep food and drinks out of the area, use paints that don’t contain harmful chemicals, and don’t scrape or sand old paint.Continue Reading
Call your health care provider, or make an appointment with him, to obtain his permission to paint.
Put on long pants, a shirt with long sleeves, shoes that cover the entire foot, and gloves to protect the skin.
Open all the windows in the home, and turn on the fans to keep the air moving.
Take many breaks while painting the room. Go outside to get fresh air frequently.
Store snacks and drinks in a separate room to prevent accidental chemical or solvent consumption.
Choose a paint that does not contain lead, mercury, ethylene glycol or biocides. Choose watercolors, tempera or acrylic instead of latex or oil paints.
Ask someone else to perform the task of scraping or sanding existing paint, so that you don’t breathe in any of the dust.
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