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Painting in a shed

I have a 14' x 20' shed that I was going to paint my car in. Problem is there is no lighting. Are fluorescent lights dangerous to use when spraying paint?

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Just to be safe,use some thin plywood or any woods,plastic..etc and make a seal tight box for them with some clear plastic covers,they don't put much if any heat off if any so it wouldn't hurt them,tha's what i do for makeshift temporary paint booths
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Generally speaking, fluorescent lamps do not get hot enough to ignite a combustible mixture like incandescents do. The key is reaching a combustible mixture. With any kind of ventilation at all it is unlikely you would reach that point.

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Generally speaking, fluorescent lamps do not get hot enough to ignite a combustible mixture like incandescents do. The key is reaching a combustible mixture. With any kind of ventilation at all it is unlikely you would reach that point.

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Very true...but..the flourescent lamps are well known to casualy spark at the end connections when those connections get dirty in time or just happen to be shook around or vibrations too...

Pro paint booths always have them enclosed or windowed outside the booth for those reasons,plus overspray getting on the bulbs.

I'ts ALWAYS a good idea to enclose any electrical appliances..fans etc or at least have them outside away from the painting.

There's no real way for ANYONE to walk in and say"this is not a combustable mixture"..or a way to measure it,always be safe rather than sorry,thats when things like that always happen..when being complacent and/or when you least expect it to happen.
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