Originally Posted by ric knows paint
This topic is beginning to spin out of control. SVS, you've gotten a lot of useful advise and info regarding the Valspar warning label. You're safe. Don't remove it - and, if you're satisfied with the finish, don't paint or prime over it for the sake of preventing any harmful exposure. It's not necessary. The label warns of exposure to crystalline silica, not mildewcides, and the crystalline silica is more of a hazard if inhaling sanding dust (from sanding a surface containing crystalline silica) or inhaling the mist caused from overspray...This particular warning is NOT limited to just exterior paints. Many interior paints, especially less expensive, apartment grade paints, have the exact same warnings pasted on their labels.
A well meaning government created "Right to know" legislation years ago that pretty much requires manufacturers to notify the consumer of any component that may have a detrimental effect to one's health, regardless of the probability. Right to know is a great way to protect consumers, but the process has got to the point of being ridiculous - that's why so many of the responders to this post have been having a little fun with the topic - If you were to purchase this same product in a 5 gallon can, you'd see a warning on the side of the plastic bucket warning of this container being a drowning hazard to small children - that's not to say a child will drown in this 5 gallon bucket, it just wouldn't be impossible...Consider the probabilities before taking any knee-jerk actions (Also consider the warning of the child's halloween super-hero costume warning parents that this cape will not enable a child to actually fly...)
WELL THAT SUCKS....I THOUGHT THAT MY NEW OUTFIT WITH THE COWBOY HAT & BOOTS, TASSLES AND CLEAR SPEEDOS WITH A CAPE WAS A SURE WAY TO SAVE MONEY VS. BUYING PLANE TICKETS. YOU RUIN EVERYTHING WITH YOUR LOGIC.
Now, you see? That's exactly the reason these warnings are necessary. I woulda thought that EVERYBODY knows cowboys can't fly - with or without a cape...