When Painting Your Apartment

Consider your neighbors

(HealthDayNews) -- Are you looking to give your apartment a makeover?

Well, before you apply a fresh coat of paint, be aware that paint vapors move between units in apartment and condominium buildings.

The Maryland Department of Environmental Protection offers these healthy painting guidelines:

  • Try scheduling paint jobs for dry periods in the fall or spring so windows can be left open.
  • Keep windows wide open for about three days after painting.
  • Use window-mounted box fans to exhaust vapors from the work area.
  • Take frequent fresh air breaks while painting and avoid freshly painted rooms for about three days, if possible.
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