Painting in early pregnancy

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Make sure that the paint you are using is latex paint (if you arent allergic) that is the safe paint yo use during pregnancy. I’d say still open all your doors and windows, perhaps even get a fan to blow the fumes out If you are worried

Post # 6
2056 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sherry from Young House Love has talked about painting while pregnant here.  (scroll to 1/3 of the way down the page)

Post # 7
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I”m also painting and REALLY have to finish the project because the paint covers most ‘of our house. From what I’ve read the only bad paint is oil based, which most company’s don’t use anymore. Acrylics and latex should be fine! Just make sure it’s well ventilated. Like don’t shut yoruself in a small bathroom and get high on the fumes by mistake LOL

Post # 8
2783 posts
Sugar bee

@marie011:  why don’t you just ask for a base that’s a paint and primer in one with low or no VOC? That what I just used to repaint out nursery

Post # 9
2783 posts
Sugar bee

@Almost Mrs.P:  you follow YHL?!??! Omg I love them! I’m so excited that our new babies are due at the same time haha

Post # 11
2783 posts
Sugar bee

@Almost Mrs.P:  we live close to them and I’m always hopeful that ill run into them when were out and about lol. I’m such a loser

Post # 13
8818 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I painted in the 2nd and 3rd trimester (a couple weeks ago).  I used a mask the first time but it got annoying and I couldn’t breathe so I took it off.  I asked the person at the store about the paint, they said a lot of paints these days are safer. The paint didn’t really have a strong smell but we kept the window open for ventilation.

FYI baby is fine 🙂

Post # 14
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

A well ventilated room will ensure your safety. Paper respirators won’t stop paint fumes. You’ll need a respirator that resembles a gas mask in order to stop paint fumes.

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