In all the different processes mentioned in
this site there is some level of incidental risk. The chance of falling
from a ladder or staging would be the most obvious danger, but the other
areas also need some degree of caution.
Children Keep childrenís safety in mind while
working on any project. There are some extremely poisonous products
that children must not have access to.
Health The materials used for paint and prep can present health
hazards if not used properly (See Health section)
Flammability Some of the materials used can be highly
flammable. Keep away from open flame. Stain rags used for wiping certain
kinds of oil stain have been know to combust from the heat produced as
they dry. Take extra precaution discarding stain rags donít leave them
in a pile. Some people suggest leaving them in a bucket of water and
disposing of them that way.
Lead paint that currently exist on many homes can be a
major issue when it comes to repainting (See Health Section)
Electricity can be a danger during interior projects
as well exterior. When washing wall be extremely careful near electrical
outlets. If wall plates are removed be careful not to touch into the
electrical box. Disconnect power if children will be present. Cover outlet
and switch boxes with tape. Do not spray paint onto outlets or switches.
Never contact a utility line with an extension pole or tool (For
other cautions see "Ladder Safety").
Protection Work gloves, rubber gloves , goggles are items you
should have available while working on your project .