Basement workshop fumes

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Forum topic by Frank316 posted 02-11-2012 04:41 AM 1466 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-11-2012 04:41 AM

I have a basement workshop. When I finish a project the fumes go throughout the house. I don’t know what would be the best way to remove the fumes. I have two windows, one on the north side and one on the side. Has any one got any ideas on how to remedy this problem?

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#1 posted 02-11-2012 05:30 AM

+1 on the waterbornes.

My go to finish is zinsser sealcoat followed by crystalac super premium.
I spray in the kitchen with a fan and furnace filter in the window and there’s barely any smell; certainly not enough for anyone else in the house to notice.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 02-12-2012 05:54 AM

Thanks for your answers. I did not think of water based products. I usually just went and bought minwax.

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#3 posted 02-12-2012 05:32 PM

I finish my bowls in my small workshop in the basement, when it is too cold in my regular workshop. I just
use a bathroom exhaust fan above my bench, they come in varying CFM, and close the door most of the way.
The fumes and smell disappear. I have used sheets bought at garage sales to build a small paint booth and
a window exhaust fan when spraying larger projects.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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