PaintSquare.com
      | Connect Follow us on Twitter Like us on Facebook
About | Subscribe | Advertise
  

 

Download our free Marine Industry Coating Systems eResource Book

Paint and Coatings Industry News

Main News Page


‘Strange Addiction’ Coats Her in Fame

Friday, January 10, 2014

More items for Health & Safety

Comment | More

Bad practices in painting and coatings has a new poster child, and her name is Heather.

Heather Beal, The Learning Channel informs us, "consumes about a gallon of paint of year."

Heather Beals drinks paint.
Images: TLC

"It feels like nice warm milk," Heather Beals says of her no-longer-secret addiction.

The Alabama mother of two, 43, doesn't eat paint chips, or huff vapors, or tag her neighbors.

No, she just quaffs the stuff—neat. Every day. For three years. Enough in one year "to paint her living room .... twice," according to TLC.

Her Strange Addiction

Beal's story was the Season 5 opener this month on TLC's aptly named My Strange Addiction.

The episode follows Beal into a hardware store where she shops for paint markers, her preferred medium.

"I drink paint from markers because I have looked for other paint both in quart or gallon form, and I haven't found one that satisfies my desire," she later explained.

In the TLC episode, Heather is waited on at the hardware store by "Johnny," a polite clerk who clearly struggles with his composure as he watches his customer pry off the marker top and taste the contents.

Heather Beal heads to the hardware store to feed her paint addiction.

Johnny asks Beal if she wants the pens for a purpose beside their intended use. When she says yes, he warns her that the permanent markers include "some fairly potent chemicals."

In the end, however, it's no sale. Johnny's paint pens fail the taste test, and Beal leaves the store.

Secret Shame

Beal says that she started her habit after her mother died and that, until she appeared on the show, no one had seen her drink the paint.

"As it's going down your throat, it feels very nice and warm, almost like a thicker version of warm milk," she says.

The show includes a lesson for Beal (and us all) on the dangers of Beal's practice, and she does visit a doctor. Ultimately, he informs her...

But why give it away?

   

Tagged categories: Health and safety; Paint and Coating Sales

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Bullard

The Next Generation
of Blasting

• Lightest
• Coolest
• Most Comfortable
• Most Dependable


Novetas Solutions
Number 1 Crushed Glass Abrasive in America!

Manufactured from 100% Recycled Glass.
NO Crystalline Silica,
Beryllium & Arsenic
Great White Metal Finish!
4 plants on Navy QPL
Call us at 866-775-6226


SAFE Systems, Inc.
Portable Dust Collectors for Tough Environments

Trailer and skid-mounted models in numerous sizes, powered by electric and/or diesel. Sloped roofs, multiple dust inlets, high static, dampered fans. Lockable power & drive compartments.


N.T. Ruddock Co.

Our Abrasives Hold Up Under Pressure

N. T. Ruddock focuses on abrasive selection, equipment evaluation, equipment maintenance & reduction of abrasive consumption. Other services include Screen Analysis & Background Radiation Testing.


Clemco Industries Corp.
Powerful Protection in a Small Package

Mounts inside blast helmet, alerts operator to dangerous breathing-air condition by audible, visual, and vibratory alarms. Easily calibrated, battery operated.


CS Unitec
Work Cleaner and Safer

CS Unitec’s new ATEX Vibro-Lo Kits feature low-vibration scalers for use in hazardous environments. Kit includes dust shroud, CuBe needles, fall arrestor and lanyard.


Blastox/The TDJ Group, Inc.
Blastox - One Step
Lead Abatement

Don't waste money on added labor steps with other methods. Don't mix, meter or apply at the job-site. Avoid strict hazardous waste rules.
Let your painters paint


Detail Masters
Overspray Removal

We offer professional, turnkey service and unparalleled quality!
Our process can save hundreds— even thousands of dollars. It's fast, environmentally safe and 100% guaranteed.


Novatek Corporation
Dustless Coatings Removal

Strip it, clean it, and profile it,
all dust free! High production
rates and Blast like finishes.
Comply with new lead
standards.


SEMicro Division, M.E. Taylor Engineering, Inc.
Coatings Adhesion Testers

The PATTI® accurately measures the bond strength between coating & substrate. Outfitted properly, the surface can be rough, porous, or curved & >10K psi strong!

 
 
 
Technology Publishing

The Technology Publishing Network

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings (JPCL) PaintSquare
Durability + Design Paint BidTracker

 
EXPLORE:      JPCL   |   PaintSquare News   |   Interact   |   Buying Guides   |   Webinars   |   Resources   |   Classifieds
REGISTER AND SUBSCRIBE:      Free PaintSquare Registration   |   Subscribe to JPCL   |   Subscribe to PaintSquare News
MORE:      About PaintSquare.com   |   Privacy policy   |   Terms & conditions   |   Site Map   |   Search   |   Contact Us
 

© Copyright 2000-2016, Technology Publishing / PaintSquare, All rights reserved
2100 Wharton Street, Suite 310, Pittsburgh PA 15203-1951; Tel 1-412-431-8300; Fax 1-412-431-5428; E-mail webmaster@paintsquare.com