Spray painting is a popular and effective way to apply paint to walls, furniture, and other surfaces. However, it is important to take certain safety precautions when using spray paint indoors or outdoors. In a business environment, there are a number of factors that must be considered when choosing where and how to apply spray paint to be safe and effective. Certain chemicals, such as arsenic and its various compounds, can no longer be used, stored, or handled when used for spray painting.
To control and prevent risks, it is best to limit the area of exposure, increase ventilation, and inform everyone about the best commercial spray paint practices. Using a paint sprayer is an efficient way to cover large or small areas, tight corners, and hard-to-reach spaces without worrying about paint dripping off the ceiling or uneven lines. HVLP paint sprayers produce less overspray than airless sprayers, but atomized paint can still travel and come into contact with the nose and eyes. For this reason, airless paint sprayers are not ideal for indoor paint spray applications and are best used outdoors for siding, decks, fences, and other larger projects.
When using a paint sprayer indoors, it is important to overlap each pass a little bit so that there are no gaps left. To prevent thick paint or dripping on the top and bottom of the wall, spray some of the wall onto the masked floor and ceiling as you move on to the next pass. Additionally, it is important to leave the paper on the floor flat so that you can remove the plastic to paint the baseboards without having to change the floor mask. Using a paint sprayer can be a great way to save time and energy when painting indoors or outdoors. However, it is important to take safety precautions when using any type of spray paint in order to ensure that everyone remains safe and healthy.