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This how-to-book on interior painting is based on private experience. Every effort has been made to make this information complete. However the content of is book is provided on an „as is” bases and sold with the understanding that nor the author or the publisher shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity with respect to any loss or damages arising from the information contained here. Therefore, if you wish to apply ideas contained in this book, you are taking full responsibility for your actions. Do not start any work you feel uncomfortable with. You use the information you find in this book, at your own risk. The author and do not assume and hereby disclaim any liability to any party for any loss, damage, or disruption caused by any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, special, punitive or similar damages, arising out of any action taken. You hereby waive any and all claims against the author and the publisher.

Safety precautions

There are numerous safety precautions everyone needs to be aware of before starting any painting or home repair work!



due to the fact that each job and each situation is different, the list of safety precautions in this or any other book cannot be fully complete!!


However, the information what you get here is based on my long years of real life experience.


It will definitely give you a solid base with what you can do your own jobs and form your own judgment in each situation.


You have to make these decisions yourself constantly, on the spot.


In this book I draw your attention to as, many safety issues as, I can about painting. All of this you have to be aware of. Most of them will be new to you, since you do not have experience in painting or in construction work. Some of these safety tips may seem obvious or simple, but I felt it is important to mention or repeat them.


My intention is when I talk about safety is to teach you safety awareness. What it means, it is not enough to know about the safety rules, but you always have to follow them.


For example never use an unsafe ladder (no excuses), you might get away with it you think, but remember if something an accident happens you cannot undo it! It is not worth it!


Of course everybody wants to save money this is one reason you will buy this book, but to know you can’t save money compromising safety is very important.

An important safety rule is perhaps to know where to save!

Never stand on top of a ladder or never do any job without eye protection whenever it’s needed.


I emphasize never! No not once! Don’t say my safety goggle is in the garage and I don’t want to walk there just for this. Walk there. Go and get it!


It is easy to get used to do your work with responsibility, for your safety in mind and remember this is the only way to do your work.


It’s like when you drive you never drive without fastening your safety belt first.



When you plan your project the first and most important task is, to assess the job from the safety point of view to decide whether that job is safe for you to do, or not!


Will you be able to do it by yourself, or you need someone helping you. A larger project can be divided into several smaller steps what you can handle. That’s no problem.


But if something you feel is not safe for you to do, then do not start it at all!


Here I mostly think about:

Certain heights, hard to reach places, complicated areas (like painting a staircase). This could be dangerous, so I do not recommend anyone who is not a painter to start these types of jobs at all!


The procedures in exterior and interior paintings are similar, but painting exterior and some interior surfaces most of the time are way too complicated and dangerous due to the heights involved.


Yes, there are certain jobs you cannot do! Hire professional painters for that.



But don’t worry.

In spite of all these warnings there are plenty of painting jobs and decorating ideas what with the help of HomePaintingAdviser, you can do!


Most of the interior painting works are in this category, like painting a regular room for example, that should not cause any problem.


So, when you assess a job:

                               don’t talk yourself into something you can’t handle!


When you start a job the first important rule is, never rush!


What makes it easier on your part is, you are your own boss you make your own work schedule you have the advantage to do things on your own space so, allow enough time for your work.

Do not put yourself into tight schedules.


Also, do not continue to work when you feel you are too tired. When you are too tired the risk of an accident happens is much much higher. Stop and finish for that day.


Don’t do a job alone when you need help. Like holding a ladder or get you to take down the tools and materials up or down on a ladder.


Don't try to do a job with a ladder when scaffolding is needed!



Remember: working on a ladder, working around electricity, working with sharp tools, requires constant attention!

Also note:

This is just one part of the Safety chapter. Throughout the book in every chapter you will find additional safety advises for each work process!



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