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Old 12-18-2012, 06:49 AM   #1
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Is it OK to paint near a furnace in winter?


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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'?

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:01 AM   #2
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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.

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Old 12-18-2012, 07:18 AM   #3
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I don't know that paint, but any waterbase paint does not have flammable fumes, and would be fine.
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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.
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Latex paint is not affected by flame, as the fumes will not ignite. Brushjockey is correct.
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Oops, sorry about the bad advice. Didn't catch the WATER-based portion of your post. Paint away!
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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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