Do You Know These 5 Oil Painting Health Risks?

top 5 oil painting health risks

Paint solvents, thinners and mediums are all highly flammable

Do you know about the most common 5 oil painting health risks?

Do you know how to best protect yourself, your family and pets, in the studio?

We’ve all heard the saying, “A ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”  This is especially true when working with the toxic materials associated with oil painting.

5 Top Oil Painting Health Risks

Here are the 5 main health issues and a summary of what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones.

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  1. Thanks for your question. I use Gamsol which is made by Gamblin Oil Paints . It is an excellent thinner for paints and is odorless and so safer to use in your studio. Turpenoid is another good solvent, which is also odorless. Thanks again.

  2. Is there an accurate website that lists what the symptoms of long term exposure are? I have developed chronic pain in my hands and chronic throat pain, and I’m trying to figure out if this is because of being a professional artist/painter. I can’t seem to figure out what is wrong with me, and the doctors are baffled.

  3. Daphne Potgieter says:

    My husband has experienced the same symptoms he is also a professional artist, and we have worked out must be an allergic reaction to the turpentine, he stops and starts and every time now he starts with oil paintings he has a sore throat and because i make herbal healing creams when his hands r in pain the comfrey cream works;

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