thread: Painting in 2nd Trimester

  1. #1
    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2005
    Sydney
    2,121

    Painting in 2nd Trimester

    Hi Ladies,

    I have the glorious job of finishing painting the arcatraves (sp?) in our house i started 4 months ago (b4 i was pregnant). Was wondering if it is okay to paint this stage in pregnancy ? I avoided it in 1st Trimester for obv reasons.


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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Mid North Coast NSW
    2,504

    mbear, i dont think it should be a problem. just make sure you take the usual precautions, ie: well venilated area and dont overdo it, but otherwise...happy painting!!

    Linda

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Happy Valley, Adelaide
    1,010

    We're painting at the moment, and I asked in the paint shop and was told to avoid oil-based paint as they have more chemicals. They said water-based are still not great, but as long as it's well ventilated and I'm not around it for too long at a time it's ok.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2005
    Sydney
    2,121

    Thanks girls. I hope to finish it in a day (Friday) and like you both said, will have both front and back doors open and any near windows....mmmm what fun !!!

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Happy Valley, Adelaide
    1,010

    It's not actually the odours that are a concern, although they can be unpleasant... it's more that paint contain things like formaldahyde and other chemicals, which still get breathed in even if you can't smell them.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2005
    538

    We're painting at the moment aswell, I've just gone to check on DP at various times and tried not to stay in there for too long at a time.

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2005
    Happy Valley, Adelaide
    1,010

    If you can wait till 2nd trimester it's better... the chemicals are of greatest concern in the developmental stages of your first 14 weeks...