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Tips for safe tool use

Follow the directions and safety precautions

Read and follow the manufacturer's directions for use and safety precautions before using any tool. Always wear eye protection and recommended respiratory system protection.

Two-Drop Rule

A wise contractor taught me the Two-Drop Rule when working with tools. Should you drop a tool for the second time, you are too tired to work safely. Take a break or continue your work the following day. This is good advice, as fatigue can lead to injury. Be safe, DO NOT prepare or repair interior surfaces when fatigued.


This information can be found in the book: The Homeowner's Guide to Surface Preparation for Interior House Painting, on page 22.


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