Never painted mine, Corey.
But wait - a cursory search reveals the main hazards of cinder blocks
are mold, and lifting heavy blocks. I don't find a lye hazard... Hope
you are passing on an urban myth! Got references? (offlist if
desired). I have never heard of this. Lye is in soap, after all, and
my grandma didn't die from it!
There are some gruesome uses of it listed here <http://
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sodium_hydroxide> but it doesn't seem to be an
On Mar 16, 2010, at 4:27 PM, Corey Bailey wrote:
> Now I find out that the lye used to make the darn things can become
> airborne and
> is a health hazard if all of the surfaces aren't painted.
> How many actually painted your cinder blocks?