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    How to avoid headaches from paint fumes?

    Painters & Decorators

    I hope to get the downstairs of my house painted in full at some point. I was wondering (as this was an issue for me before), how I can reduce the risk of getting bad headaches from the fumes in the days after the painting is done?

    Asked by Bill on 7th Dec 2021
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    I&C Anka

    "Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen: Reducing further exposure to paint fumes will help to relieve the headache. Hopefully, you are not a professional painter. Usual measures to relieve headaches and exposure to fresh air will help to get relief. The chemical particles bind to your receptors in the nose and trigger headaches. It is not necessarily due to allergies; it could be an irritant reaction; the best way is to reduce exposure."

    Answered on 7th Dec 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    Sebastian Toni

    "Keep the room or area you're painting as well-ventilated as possible."

    Answered on 7th Dec 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Inside and Out

    "Always use low VOC’S. (Volatile Organic Compounds) water-based paints are the best and they will tell you on the tin whether they are high or low. Try to keep the room well ventilated"

    Answered on 7th Dec 2021 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    MH handy services

    "There are plenty of acrylic-based paints available now, so avoid any oil-based paints and you have no fumes"

    Answered on 7th Dec 2021 - Member since Nov 2021 - report
    Mark Harrison

    "Hi Bill, the easiest solution is to use water-based paints, there are no solvents within these, we use these when the schools are. In use but classrooms require painting"

    Answered on 7th Dec 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    MG decorating plus

    "Ensure adequate ventilation in the days following the job, research and use paints that have low odours"

    Answered on 7th Dec 2021 - Member since Apr 2018 - report
    Cole’s Decorating

    "Make use of water-based paints there is no strong smell to cause headaches. Hope this helps."

    Answered on 8th Dec 2021 - Member since Feb 2019 - report
    Paiting decorating

    "Have eco paint, if you do have another house or space to stay for 1-2 days whilst the paint dries and doesn't smell"

    Answered on 8th Dec 2021 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    J.adams

    "With walls and ceilings, it’s waterbased paint also you can use waterbased paint on woodwork instead of oil-based so u shouldn’t get headaches from the waterbased paints"

    Answered on 7th Dec 2021 - Member since Jul 2020 - report
    Fine Paints Décor

    "Hello, you can open a window when painting and leave it open once finished as that will cause airflow through the property.
    Or you can also wear a mask to help."

    Answered on 7th Dec 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    Goldfinch Decorators

    "Open a window for ventilation & buy low odour paint..."

    Answered on 7th Dec 2021 - Member since Feb 2019 - report

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