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What is Overspray?


Overspray is an environmental contaminant that is carried by the wind from a work site. The mildest of wind changes can cause an overspray incident.


Facts about Overspray Contaminants:

  • Are carried by the wind from various residential, commercial and industrial construction sites.
  • Painting contractors are not able to prevent overspray 100%.
  • More than 1000 vehicles in the United States are affected by overspray every day.
  • Automobiles, boats, airplanes and structures can be contaminated by overspray.
  • Overspray is not always visible but can be detectable by a sandpaper-like feel on vehicle.
  • Overspray can travel up to 2 miles from origination point.

Overspray is nearly impossible to totally prevent and it is not an indication of negligence on behalf of the contractor.


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