In the past few years, a rash of brush cleaner and dish soap accidents has prompted some experts to recommend that people not spray paint their own brushes and washcloths, and to avoid using dishwashing detergents and detergent-based hand cleaners.
The experts say that they are seeing more and more people spray-paint their homes, but they’re also hearing from others who have experienced similar problems.
But some people who live in homes with paint-spray facilities are now concerned that their neighbors may be using paint brushes and hand towels that have been painted incorrectly, resulting in paint-borne illness and death.
“I’ve had two people that came in and sprayed paint on my front door,” said Mary L. Kinsman, a retired schoolteacher from California.
“I’m sure it’s not safe for them, but I’m worried about the health of my neighbors.”
Kinsman said that she was spraying paint on her front door in 2009 after the family moved into a new home in Los Angeles.
Kinesman said she has been using a brush cleaner called Ego-O-Strips, which is supposed to have a chemical-free ingredient, but it turned out to be made with an industrial solvent, and she was getting sick.
Kinsmann said she was told by her doctor that she should take the product off her property and contact the manufacturer, but she was not.
She said she would then try the Ego Strips again.
“They’re making them again, I’m told,” she said.
“When they’re making new products, they make it with a different solvent, which means it’s safer, and they’re using a different brush,” said L. Paul Campbell, an associate professor of environmental health at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
“That’s a big issue, because if you have someone in your home who’s having paint-related problems, you’re just not going to be able to identify it and correct it.”
Campbell said that while paint-based cleaners are supposed to be chemical- and flame-free, they’re not.
Campbell added that many people do not know how to properly use them and can spread bacteria and other germs.
“A lot of people think that they’re safe to use and they work fine,” he said.
When Campbell was a professor of civil engineering at the university, he developed a spray-painting system called Spray-On Sprays, which can be installed in any home.
In its instructions, the company recommends that you spray paint onto the exterior of a door or window, using a small paintbrush and a spray nozzle.
The instructions say that the spray can be used in a single session or two, and that it should be diluted with a sprayable washclothes sprayer, so that the washcloses won’t become contaminated.
Spray-On also offers a “quick” spray for $3.99 that will leave a “wet or dry” effect, but its instructions recommend that you wait 30 minutes before you spray.
But according to a 2011 report by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, there are no standards for the level of spray used in household sprayers.
Another concern about spray-painted doors is that spray paint can damage paint-sensitive paint.
“It’s a serious problem when you have paint that’s been left over from the previous use,” said Laurie Johnson, a senior adviser with the California Association of Realtors.
“If you’re having problems with paint, then you’re not going back to the previous coat of paint.”
She said that the association has not received any complaints about paint that had been sprayed on the exterior.
And while most people who spray paint are happy with their paint brushes, Johnson said, they may not use them correctly, or use the right type of paintbrush.
Some people who paint in their home are using the wrong type of brush, she said, and others may not be spraying properly.
The National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety has launched an investigation into the safety of spray-on paint, but there has been no indication that it has found any problems.
But the institute said that in a recent survey of about 6,000 residential homeowners, 95 percent said that they have used a sprayer for paint in the past year.
Johnson said that people are not going away, and there are people who are taking action to try to improve the safety and quality of their paint.
For example, Johnson told Fox News that she and her husband have started using an industrial paint brush, which they say is cleaner and easier to clean than their previous brushes.
We want to make sure that they understand how to safely spray paint, because we’re