…When going green goes terribly wrong! Literally. 35-year-old Paulo Henrique dos Santos recently took part in Brazil’s Peace Race like he usually does every year. This time around the pool keeper/aspiring DJ painted his body with two buckets of paint made by another brand, since his usual brand was sold old.
After finishing the race and heading home for a shower, Paulo realized that the paint would not wash off. It turns out he was sold industrial paint and since that day, he has had to repeatedly bathe to get some of the paint off:
“I’ve had about 20 baths and nothing. Neither went to work today. I want to return to the store where I bought the paint (in Mercadão of Madureira) to enforce my rights as a consumer. [...] [At first] I was scared [of lead poisoning], but I think I will not have anything. So far, I had no symptoms.” [SOURCE]
He also mentioned how he has to sleep with a plastic liner on his bed to prevent any staining. Even though he still has some more washing to do, Paulo is a celebrity in his town and has been named “The Hulk of Vila Cruzeiro.” LOL!