Spray painting in the space

(Dale Connolly) #1

Any issue with using spray paint in the messy space? Have some picture frames I’d like to spray up, but obviously don’t want to kill everyone with fumes!

(Tom Newsom) #2

Go in the spray wash booth with the extractor running.

Is our spray booth working?
(Barnaby Coote) #3

might want to wear at least a fine particle mask even with extract running

(Pete Hellyer) #4

Indeed. To be a bit legal about it: the terms of our lease prohibit solvent based spraying anywhere EXCEPT in the spray booth.

(Dale Connolly) #5

That the bit with the sink in it and the plastic dangly door thingy?

(Tom Newsom) #6

Yep. Turn the extract on as if you were going to use the laser cutter.

(Nico de Jong) #7

Dusk masks won’t give any protection to the vapour

(Dermot Jones) #8

Even FFP3?

(Nico de Jong) #9

It’s not the best but they do protect against aerosols

I would suggest using these as they protect against organic vapours:

(Barnaby Coote) #10

That’s what I meant by ‘at least’

(Dermot Jones) #11

This needs an objective risk assessment.

Spraying outside, away from vehicles is a better option, but you get dust and gusts of wind.

(Dermot Jones) #12

So for this to happen I suggest that you must wear the appropriate level of respiratory protection, and that not being optional. Check the aerosol (s)/applicator and paints, and get something suitable. It might be FFP3, but I don’t have the time now to check it out. So that’s up to you or go for the linked ones.

(Dale Connolly) #13

@Dermot it’s cool. I’ll do it in my garden. Just wondered if the extraction in the messy room was decent enough to do in there where it’s warm and there’s a coffee machine!

At least we now know that spraying inside is more than likely a ‘no’.

(Dermot Jones) #14

If we can ensure the risks are low enough it will be a YES!

So maybe we look at this properly. I’d love us to have proper spraying facilities…and if the wash down booth could double as this it would be excellent. My understanding is it’s way underpowered for suction? @pip?

(Tom Newsom) #15

IIRC, there was once a scheme to have a switchable divert from the laser extract to a desktop spray booth

(joeatkin2) #16

I have used solvents in messy side if you open the end of the duct there’s not a problem.

O what a big fan I found. :grinning: