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ADaniLion 12-18-2012 06:49 AM

Is it OK to paint near a furnace in winter?
 
Hello :)
Is it OK to prime furnace room walls in winter?

I'd be using Sherwin Williams exterior concrete primer to prime below-grade concrete walls in a room that's about 15 x 20 and has an oil-fired furnace, which will be running. I can put a fan in the doorway to help ventilate, but the window doesn't open (it's being replaced in the spring).

Mostly I'm worried about the fumes being flamable? I know you're not supposed to paint near 'open flames' but does a furnace count as an 'open flame'?

Thanks much!

Gymschu 12-18-2012 07:01 AM

Yes, a furnace counts as an open flame as do water heaters. Wait til spring since you will be replacing a window anyway and messing up the walls. Just do it all SAFELY in the Spring.

Brushjockey 12-18-2012 07:18 AM

I don't know that paint, but any waterbase paint does not have flammable fumes, and would be fine.

ADaniLion 12-18-2012 07:50 AM

The water heater's electric so that shouldn't pose a problem. The paint is latex. Bummer if I have to wait till spring but I will of course if it's dangerous.

Will22 12-18-2012 09:20 AM

Latex paint is not affected by flame, as the fumes will not ignite. Brushjockey is correct.

Gymschu 12-18-2012 10:37 AM

Oops, sorry about the bad advice. Didn't catch the WATER-based portion of your post. Paint away!

paulsmith544 12-20-2012 11:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Will22 (Post 1075226)
Latex paint is not affected by flame, as the fumes will not ignite. Brushjockey is correct.

he is rite you should use latex paint . the are good for the areas like furnaces e.t.c.


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