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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 5:19 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I've been painting the last few days on the landing with windows open,plenty of fresh air but...Polly was sick this morning, fine now , eating and bouncing and I have runny eyes, nose , cough and a general feeling of yuk !! What do they put in paint these days? It is a well known brand (the dirty dog one) of quick drying stuff. Has anyone else had an experience like this ,I wonder?
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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 8:32 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

The only paint I can stand is Crown breatheasy, can't cope with the other stuff.

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 6:34 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Canít help Fran but I did see on tv that B n Qís own brand is driving peeps round the bend smelling of cat wee Shocked

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Ooh 'eck Gerrie Shocked

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 10:21 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Been thinking about this and I do remember a dog getting sick after we had been decorating, it was years ago before we found the Crown paints. I said at the time I wondered if it was the paint Confused

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 12:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

And it is not only the animals. I react badly to the fumes given off by oil-based paints so I only use water-based ones in my home.

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 5:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Could it have been pollen that caused your symptoms? It used to be recommended to cut an onion in half before painting and leave it overnight soaking up the fumes. Then discard it. I am not sure whether it works with today's paint.
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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 6:45 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

beardielady wrote:
Could it have been pollen that caused your symptoms? It used to be recommended to cut an onion in half before painting and leave it overnight soaking up the fumes. Then discard it. I am not sure whether it works with today's paint.


I tried all the recommended 'remedies', including having a lighted candle in the room, all to no avail. I just decided to stop using oil-based ones and I have been fine with them. Pollen has never been a problem either. Other things I react badly to are strong(ish) household cleaners, inc. bleach. Sad

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PostPosted: Sun May 27, 2018 7:12 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Sorry, I should have made it clear that I was referring to the original poster, Fran, with runny eyes, nose etc.

Derwendolly, have you tried Ecover for cleaning or even white vinegar?
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:24 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

I am finding this very interesting as there have been noises lately about repainting here.I now have the perfect excuse not to do it as it will make the dogs ill.Thankyou for bringing this to our attention.

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Neil! Laughing Laughing Laughing

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hillshepherd wrote:
I am finding this very interesting as there have been noises lately about repainting here.I now have the perfect excuse not to do it as it will make the dogs ill.Thankyou for bringing this to our attention.


NO NO NO .. just cut an onion in half and put in the room to be painted and that will absorb all fumes and toxins Smile just donít put it on your sandwiches afterwards Shocked Laughing

Off you go then Neil Wink

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Laughing baaaaaaaaad Gerrie

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:59 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Gerrie wrote:
hillshepherd wrote:
I am finding this very interesting as there have been noises lately about repainting here.I now have the perfect excuse not to do it as it will make the dogs ill.Thankyou for bringing this to our attention.


NO NO NO .. just cut an onion in half and put in the room to be painted and that will absorb all fumes and toxins Smile just donít put it on your sandwiches afterwards Shocked Laughing

Off you go then Neil Wink


Onions are bad for dogs too Gerrie so I don't think I will chance that either lol

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:22 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Surely Neil, you can just keep the windows and doors open for a few months...that'll take care of the toxins.... Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:31 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Aye maybe but then the dugs would get oot an all

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

siiiiiiiiiiiiigh......just, put something in the doorway...and anyhoo, I thought your dogs spent their " off " time in a dark and dingy shed..... Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:29 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

You just donít want to do the decorating do you Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Shocked Gerrie! Hush yore mowth! Of course Neil is bobbing up and down, eagerly wanting to decorate! He is just being cautious, is all..... Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 8:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

This is sounding more like "there's a hole in my bucket ... " Laughing Laughing Rolling Eyes

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I avoid using strong smelling (glycerophtalic or "alkyd") paint at all costs, not only is it very toxic for us and for animals to inhale or smell but also very bad for the environment. There are plenty of much gentler stuff around (eco-friendly paint at the top of the "good" scale, or acrylic paint at the bottom but still better than the oil-based ones). Quite a few years ago when I was still working in an office, the company I was working for decided to have all offices redecorated, and they chose one of those toxic glycero paints (cheaper than the others!). It immediately gave me a headache even if the first rooms to be painted were quite a distance from mine, so I went straight to the HR Manager and said I wanted some days off as I couldn't stand smelling that stuff and was going to ask my GP for sick leave if I had to stay there while the smell persisted. There were a few of us who reacted in the same way and the management bought some acrylic paint for us rebels!!!!

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Good on ya Nina Cool Laughing Laughing

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judy g wrote:
siiiiiiiiiiiiigh......just, put something in the doorway...and anyhoo, I thought your dogs spent their " off " time in a dark and dingy shed..... Cool
Och Judy How dare you! You should know by now that my working dogs live ib the best of conditions an get payed holidays an everythin( I am no doin my tough highlander reputation any good here am I? lollol

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Gerrie wrote:
You just donít want to do the decorating do you Rolling Eyes

Well Gerrie considering we have never met me thinks you know me too well lol

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