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Posted on Paranoia setting in about spraying lacquer help please

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#1 posted 01-12-2013 03:16 AM

When I use rattle can finishes I bring the piece right to the edge of the garage door, barely outside and spray toward the driveway; not the garage. I have a set of moving dollies that I put a 3/4” piece of plywood on so I can roll it and not worry about touching the wet finish.

Jorge has a good point though, however if you are (and you should be) wearing a good respirator with an organic vapor cartridge (usually charcoal), you won’t be overcome by fumes. A respirator designed for dust and other particulates may do more harm than not wearing one at all. It will concentrate the vapor and you will essentially be huffing it.

It’s more about concentration than flash ignition unless you have open flames or heating elements. If you can’t get it outside, get some box fans exhausting out so you have some air movement that will not blow dust all over your work.

Edit – off topic but somewhat relevant since lighting was mentioned. When I was a field engineer (IT) one of our customers was a major pharmaceutical company. They did have explosion proof lighting in the labs. We were upgrading their phone system to voice over IP. I had to install analog telephony adapter switches for the labs. They had special explosion-proof phones in there.


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