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Painting - problem?

(6 Posts)
squizita Mon 26-May-14 14:35:19

The big risk is scraping off old toxic paint.

They (NHS) say if you're just doing your own DIY (not the forth bridge) and have windows open it's OK.
I wear a face mask but that's just me, I hate smells/tastes like that in the air even when not pg.

mssleepyhead Mon 26-May-14 13:00:27

Thank you everyone. In my head I was thinking it would be ok but waking up at 5.50 I had a sudden panic...! Feel much calmer about it now : )

SouthDerbyshireMamma Mon 26-May-14 08:38:42

NHS guidelines say its low risk, especially after the 1st trimester. The biggest risk is lead based paints which are rare these days

whiteblossom Mon 26-May-14 07:20:56

I think painting is ok in a well ventilated area/room, quick drying gloss is low voc anyway so should be ok but the sanding not such a good idea as you breath in the dust into your lungs.

Ive spent the last two weeks decorating, If I don't do it, It wont get done!

Don't worry its only a precaution anyway.

cathpip Mon 26-May-14 06:58:50

I redecorated the entire house at 32 weeks pregnant, dh did mention that maybe balancing on a step ladder was not a great idea, and if my nesting instinct was that bad I could always Hoover instead, cheeky git!! 8 week old dc3 is fine and fast asleep. smile

mssleepyhead Mon 26-May-14 06:14:52

I've spent this weekend painting baby's room, sanding, painting, glossing and then sleeping next to it. I had no idea that pregnant women aren't supposed to be exposed to paint fumes... My head tells me it'll be ok; my hormones scream at me: what have you done to your baby?? Please tell me you have painted and it's been fine??

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