(Closed) Painting while preggo…

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I haven’t painted anything yet, but I’ve read that it’s fine. Just ventilate the room well as you normally would. From what I understand, the potential danger from fumes is to you, the mother, not to the baby. 

Post # 5
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Mrs.GtoBe:  Its up to you and how you judge the risks. Personally I am pregnant and I wouldn’t do it, but thats just me. I just think even with a mask you will be breathing in a lot of chemicals that in my mind are avoidable. Its a completely personally choice though 🙂 

Post # 6
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I painted/refinished the dresser and the rocking chair for the nursery when I was 7/8 months pregnant. I wore a cloth over my face to block fumes and opened all the windows.

Post # 7
1086 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I didn’t pain rooms or anything when I was preggo, but I’m an oil painter and it helped keep my blood pressure down. I was always wound up and painting would help.


But I would always paint outside and with a mask to make sure the fumes weren’t being inhaled.


If you paint, keep all the doors and windows open to let the house continuously be aired out maybe get a fan and aim it outside to pull the air out and wear a mask and I think you’ll be alright

Post # 8
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Don’t forget to use a low VOC paint. 🙂

Post # 9
2226 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I actually just asked my OB that same question last week!  I planned on using the no VOC paint and opening windows.  She still told me not to do it. But still use no/low VOC

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