Are you planning to update your home’s interior? The best way to do this is to repaint your walls, but it should be done properly to prevent chemicals from the paint from affecting your indoor air quality and health. To help you out, here our experts at The Ice-Man share some tips for painting indoors. As a trusted home AC contractor, we only want what’s best for your home!
Research and plan ahead. If you want to ensure a safe repainting project, make sure to do it when the time is right. Don’t start painting right away; you first need to set a schedule for your interior painting project. Schedule it on a day when there’s the smallest risk of chemical exposure. For instance, you can have your home repainted when your family is at school, work or on vacation.
If you have an older home, there’s a chance that there might be lead buried beneath the top-most layers of paint. Before getting your home repainted, first have it inspected. If there’s lead or any other toxin present, don’t attempt to remove it yourself. As a trusted repainting and AC repair contractor, we recommend hiring a firm certified by the EPA to safely remove it. You may also consider holding off on your painting project until the spring or fall when the weather is more temperate. This will make it more comfortable to leave the windows and doors open for ventilation.
Determine which paints are safe to use. Exterior and interior paint jobs use different kinds of paint. If you’re planning to repaint your home’s interior, It’s recommended not to use paints that are meant for the outdoors, and vice versa. Also, make sure to read the labels on the paint cans, as they can tell you how to minimize your exposure to harmful substances in the paints.
There are two types of paints available that are meant for interior use. Oil-based paints are “alkyd” paints, while water-based paints are also known as “latex” paints. Water-based paints are considered safer since they emit fewer chemicals.
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