Four-legged pets are a part of the family and you want to make sure they are safe both during walks and inside the house. Are you looking to paint your interior? Take some precautions before you start the process. Here are some painting tips for every pet owner.

Hire Professional Painting Team

Safe Painting – Tips for Pet Owners

It is not only a matter of whether you know how to paint or not. If you decide to hire a team of well-trained painters, you will benefit more than you think. Apart from the fact, that the project will be done in a seamless way, you can count on multiple professional advices – including those that relate to pets. Qualified painting and decorating company will help you to choose the best options to keep your pet safe during the interior paint project.

Pick the Right Paint

Nowadays, it is not difficult to choose the paint that is safe for every home resident – you will probably find the one that is non-toxic and pet friendly even in your local hardware store. Just take a quick look at the can of paint to make sure your choice will not affect your beloved pets.

Keep Your Pets in Safe Area

The best you can do while your painting project is to remove your pet from the area. It is not only about making sure your dog or cat does not lean on the paint that is still wet or cover your freshly painted walls with fur. Bear in mind the safety of your furry friend – he can chew or eat paint supplies, which will result in paint poisoning.

The symptoms of paint poisoning are vomiting, breathing problems, dizziness and losing hair, however, such symptoms are not always immediately noticeable. Many paints are filled with VOCs – chemicals that are risky enough for a human, therefore, even more dangerous for animals because of their size. If you notice any of the symptoms of paint poisoning, contact your vet as soon as possible.

Air out The Space

You can speed up the drying process by turning up the air conditioning and using fans. If the painting took place during a sunny day, open your windows and doors to air out the space thoroughly. This will help the applied paint to dry quicker.

If you decided to hire painting and decorating company, they probably covered your furniture with drop cloths and painter’s tape to secure it. Clean up any spills, remove the covers and wash the floor and furniture. When you make sure the space is carefully cleaned up, you can now introduce your furry pets into the room.

Consider Boarding

If the painting process takes place in one room, you may want to barricade it from your pet so he stays safe during the work of professional painters. However, if you planned to renew your entire house, act reasonable and ask a friend to take care of your pet for a day or two. If you do not have someone to take in your pet, consider a hotel for pets or some kind of day care, where your family four-legged friend will stay safe.

Painting process might be stressful for your beloved pet. There are toxic fumes and choking hazards left by the painting contractors. With these tips, you can now make sure that the painting process will remain unnoticeable for your pet.

Samuel Thornton

Samuel Thornton, 43, is a renowned Pet Care Expert and Home Design Consultant based in the UK. With over 15 years of experience in the field, coupled with a deep passion for creating pet-friendly living spaces, he has transformed the way pet owners think about their homes. He also features in various home design magazines, showcaing his innovative approach to pet-friendly materials, furniture, and layout. His practical yet innovative ideas have earned him recognition in both pet care and home design circles in the UK.

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