Enamel Paint Safety

Most artists don’t usually take health and safety issues seriously until they get sick from being in the studio, so here’s a post from Hazel Dooney about enamel paint and turpentine.

“Enamel paint sets slowly as the chemical drying and hardening agents evaporate, creating a brittle, glossy finish. These toxic agents are inhaled, absorbed by clothing and settle on skin which, of course, also absorbs them. I use a respirator with chemical filter pads but it can’t scrub the air completely.” Read the rest of her post here.Continue Reading