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Can painting the inside of my house harm any of my houseplants?

Question: Can painting the inside of my house harm any of my houseplants?

Answer: It's probably a good idea to cover your plants or, even better, move them to another room when you are doing heavy-duty painting. Sensitive plants such as weeping figs or dieffenbachias can be harmed by the fumes if you're using paint that contains mercury. If you move your plants, keep them in another room for several days until the paint fumes are gone.