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#1 posted 11-11-2010 04:51 PM

If you are going to build a cabinet for your paints, finishes and solvents you should do it the right way the first time.

You should consider that there are specific guidelines for building a flammable storage cabinet. The following link is to a Penn State webpage with the proper guidelines for one made of wood.

Remember that a wooden flammable storage cabinet needs to be coated with an intumescent coating. A Google search of Intumescent Paint will yield many products.

You do not need to vent the cabinet.

Remember that the purpose of the cabinet (in addition to keeping things organized) is to prevent the spread of fire that is outside of the cabinet to what is on the inside. The flammable finishes and solvents stored inside are a fire accelerant.

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