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‘Strange Addiction’ Coats Her in Fame

Friday, January 10, 2014

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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?

   

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