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Spray Painting Indoors: Everything You Can & Can’t Do

Finding the time during a house renovation to start spray painting indoors is hard:

You need to ensure that a few things are done before you start to make sure your belongings and surrounding pieces of furniture remain protected. By spraying correctly and in the right environment, you can save up to 50% of your time decorating, leaving it available for a host of other useful tasks.

Fortunately, our team here at Pro Aerosols are going to explain the dos and don’ts of spray painting indoors.

We’re going to talk about how you should set up, which paints you should stick to and finally, discussing the health and safety aspects of spraying inside.

Check it out:

Correct Preparation for Spray Painting Indoors Safely

Just like if you were having a BMW service in Milton Keynes – there are a few things that you would check before committing to an independent servicing station:

Make sure that you have set up the surrounding environment correctly. You need to ensure that you have:

  • Covered any items of furniture
  • Opened windows and doors for ventilation
  • Purchased and set-up extraction fans for spraying exhaust

DO NOT be tempted to use domestic fans as a way of removing spray paint exhausts.

The toxins and chemicals in the spray paint can cause a reaction, and in some cases result in small fires and explosions inside.

These general preparation steps can be used for paint restoration projects and spraying too – so make sure you remember them!

The Rules for Spraying Indoors

There are no specific rules that state you cannot spray paint inside. However, there are few advisories:

Before you start spraying inside, check the product that you intend on using. Some RAL aerosols and spray paints are available for internal usage, but not all of them.

Remember to check the directions of use FIRST.

These are the general rules FOR spraying inside. These need to be completed before you start spray painting indoors. If you start without doing these basic steps, then you are destined to fail.

  • Open all of the available windows and doors to ensure that there is plenty of fresh air entering the room that you’re working in.
  • Use a fan to circulate the air correctly. Do not use a domestic fan as the chemicals in the paint may cause more harm than good.
  • Use the correct P.P.E (Personal Protective Equipment) when you’re painting. Items such as a spray painting mask, and gloves are vital.

Stay Safe When You Use Aerosols

A lot of so called, “DIY experts” tend to dispose of spray cans incorrectly.

There are a number of safety measures that you can take to ensure that the use of your spray can is correct and that you are disposing of them correctly.

Before you start to use your spray cans, make sure that you store them away from heat and fire. The aerosols are highly combustible, and will cause a lot of damage and potentially a lot of harm.

There are other variants of heat that the spray cans should avoid. As well as fire, you need to make sure that you keep the spray cans away from direct sunlight, hot water and radiators.

These can also contribute to bursting and cause serious damage.

Remember These Rules When Painting Lighting and Electrics

One thing worth doing before you start spraying:

Read the lighting manufacturers safety precautions before you start to decorate. You need to make sure that you unplug any corded lampshades and electrical devices.

Photo booths in London use a lot of electrical items and tend to spray their apparatus before different events. They always ensure that their items are well protected and out of danger.
If you plan on painting lighting and fixtures, consider these safety steps:

  • Avoid spraying the wires
  • NEVER spray paint light bulbs
  • Avoid spray painting indoors on wires that could be damaged
  • Never paint over areas that emit heat such us power outlets

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