Every can of Krylon provides safety tips in the label cautions that you should read prior to starting your project. These five tips will help you spray safer and smarter.
- Stay out of the heat and away from fire.
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.
- 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.
- Leave the can whole.
Don’t puncture, incinerate or burn aerosol cans. Don’t discard cans in a trash compactor. But do recycle them when empty.
- Ventilate, ventilate, ventilate.
Vapors are harmful, so avoid continuous breathing of spray mist. Spray outside whenever possible. When spraying inside, open windows and doors or use other means to ensure fresh air entry during application and drying. Wearing respiratory protection is also helpful – most hardware stores sell a variety of painting masks.
- Keep paint on your project, not on you.
Avoid contact with your eyes and skin. Wear gloves or wash your hands after using.