Painting Tips: Be Sure to Ventilate Your Room

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Painting tips: ventilate your room when painting

Be sure to open windows and doors before painting to help fumes escape.

When painting indoors, whether you’re painting interior walls or tackling a small painting project, it’s important to ventilate your space, especially if you aren’t using low-VOC paint. Open a window if you can. You might consider putting a fan in the room to blow the fumes out of the room and into another (well-ventilated) room. And if you’re using volatile chemicals to clean brushes used with oil-based paint, consider doing your brush clean up outside.

Get more painting tips from our Painting Quick Tip series here on the Apron blog.

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