Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - Painting in attached garage - smell and ISO's
View Single Post
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 02-08-2007, 05:23 AM
302 Z28's Avatar
302 Z28 302 Z28 is offline
Last photo:
Join Date: May 2003
Location: North Texas
Posts: 10,940
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1
Thanked 119 Times in 100 Posts
Adkart is "right on", ISO's are deadly. You need a rapid changeover of air, or a forced breathing air system. A cartridge type respirator will become saturated fairly quickly. When you start to smell it through your cartridge respirator you have already breathed in a large amount. IMO a box fan used for air exchange is woefully inadequate. The smell will permeate into the house no matter what precautions you take. I did all the premiering on my 34 in my garage and that alone told me that painting it there was out of the question. You also must take your neighbors into consideration also. Play it safe and rent or borrow the use of a paint booth for your health and your family's peace of mind.

Remember also that your lungs are not the only thing you need to protect. Also cover any exposed skin and wear rubber gloves.

Reply With Quote