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Spray Paint Safety Tips

Krylon® makes using spray paint safe and easy. Prior to starting your project, read the safety tips provided on the label of every Krylon can, and take into consideration these five additional safety tips:

  1. Stay out of heat and away from fire.
    Make sure to keep away from heat, sparks and open flame. Don’t smoke. Extinguish all flames, pilot lights and heaters. Turn off stoves, electric tools and appliances, and any other sources of ignition.
  2. Keep aerosol cans away from heat sources, too.
    Avoid prolonged exposure to sunlight or heat from radiators, stoves, hot water and other hot items that may cause bursting. Additionally, for best finish, avoid using Krylon spray paint directly in hot, humid weather.
  3. Leave the spray paint can whole.
    Do not puncture, incinerate or burn aerosol cans. Do not discard cans in a trash compactor. But do recycle them when empty.
  4. Ventilate.
    Vapors are harmful; avoid continuous breathing of spray mist by spraying outside whenever possible. When spraying inside, open windows and doors to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. Wearing respiratory protection is also helpful – most hardware stores sell a variety of painting masks.
  5. Keep spray paint on your project, not on you.
    Avoid contact with your eyes and skin. Wear gloves or wash your hands after using.

Still have questions about spray paint safety tips? Contact Krylon at 1.800.4KRYLON or through the Krylon Contact Us Form.