|Forum topic by Jimi_C||posted 516 days ago||625 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
516 days ago
Hey all, working on finishing and was rushing – of course I ended up knocking over my can of General Finishes Outdoor Oil in the process. The spill was contained to my table, which had a tarp over it for protection. The table itself is a sheet of 3/4” MDF over a few other sheets of plywood, and the oil did soak through the tarp into the MDF a little here and there. Overall, about a pint was spilled (half the quart I had).
I mopped up the oil with rags, which are now in a metal container with water outside, inside my BBQ grill just in case even that’s not enough to stop combustion. I also used a little paint thinner after the mop up to clean it better, and sprinkled water over the MDF and tarp to help prevent any heat build up (my shop is dusty, and I’m very paranoid, thus this post).
So, my question is: Do I still need to worry about anything? My shop is in my basement, and I’ve been using fans in windows to keep it ventilated (plus wearing a NIOSH-approved mask), but I’m still concerned about the spill. Do I need to worry about heat buildup on the tarp or MDF? Like I said, I’m very paranoid and want to make sure I haven’t overlooked anything.
Thanks in advance for the help!
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