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tips on spray painting in a room/house

Discussion in 'Tools and tips' started by KEPTWO, Jun 12, 2011.

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    KEPTWO Member

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    im painting this girls room for her and was just wondering what i should bring like a drop cloth mask anything else.. people are saying to bring a fan or something to vent out room but i dont know what they mean thanks
    -keptwo nlc
  2. Auras

    Auras Member

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    Get any pets out of there, mask off the surrounding area and floor from over-spray. Get a piece of plywood or cardboard to test your lines and colors. Use an interior primer- you could find a cheep half gal can somewhere that was custom mixed and set aside for half the usual cost. A fan is a good idea. Put it near an open window blowing the fumes outside. Make sure your ready with a sketch. Use a resperator! not a disposable mask. Drain Bramage can occure!
  3. Strange Journeys

    Strange Journeys Senior Member

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  4. spher

    spher Senior Member

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    just dont be stupid and paint like non stop
  5. City of Trees

    City of Trees Member

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    it's gon smell ur gunna have to let the room air out for a few days.. wel in my experience
  6. criscros18

    criscros18 Banned

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    mask! wear a resp… or else youll get sooo flippin high before you get halfway through the room …
  7. Phat 2

    Phat 2 Elite Member

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    do not under any circumstance switch air conditioning units in the room on. Paint particles'll get stuck in their filter systems and ruin them. make sure your room is well aired out and all the windows open, with a fan to help push all the smell and paint fumes out. of course, use a respirator. and mask off the excess parts of the canvas you're planning on painting to get a clean result with no overspray on other walls/surfaces. use some plastic foil on the floor to not stain the floors in case you spill any paint or a can goes bad...
    that about sums it up.
    and you'll need to air the room out for a full day afterwards. maybe 2 or 3, depending on how well ventilated is the room and how much time you spent painting..
    some guys use lacquer to gloss and protect the piece later on, but I find it unnecessary
  8. zachatnca

    zachatnca Senior Member

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    just make sure no one needs to use the room for a few days because it will smell if its a very closed space, also if you can, bring an industrial fan to vent the place out it will save your life and aid you in getting rid of the smell. if you cant just be sure to do anything possible to vent the place out. and make sure to wear an actual respirator not those little white things.
  9. writingis4life

    writingis4life Senior Member

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    Get a respirator don't breath that shit in