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What is considerded adequate ventilation?

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What is considerded adequate ventilation?
Posted by commietank on Thursday, November 15, 2018 5:45 PM

Hello, I’m pretty new to modeling and a lot the building materials I use have instructions to make sure ventilation is adequate. I use testors glue, tamiya decal solution, and handbrush Tamiya and Vallejo acrylic paints. I usually build for at most 2 to 3 hours at a time in a medium sized room with the door and windows opened and the ceiling fan on with a n95 mask on. Is this adequate ventilation? If not, what is?

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  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Friday, November 16, 2018 9:21 AM

Boy, I would sure think so.  I live in the far north, where we never have doors and windows open in the winter.  I 80, and have been building models for almost 75 years (continuously).

I did build a painting booth with filter, for rattle cans.  I airbrush at my workbench with no filter.  I do not wear a mask.

The one thing I found is that you should NOT paint catalysed paints without proper face mask and excellent ventilation (by experience)!  However, that time I was painting a full-size race car with a regular paint sprayer, using acrylic enamel.  I don't use such stuff on my models though.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, November 16, 2018 9:50 AM

Don Stauffer
Boy, I would sure think so.

Had to laugh when I read this sentence of Don's because that perfectly states what I was thinking.

Agree with Don, I think if you start spray painting you might want to get a bit more serious about ventilation. Might. Depending on what you are spraying.

Nǐ shì cóng zhōngguó lái de ma? (tr: Are you from China?) (asking because of the flag)

-Greg

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Posted by GMorrison on Friday, November 16, 2018 9:55 AM

Protect the cats and the dogs and the baby.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, November 16, 2018 9:58 AM

As the others have said, thats plenty. Like Don, we don't have windows open in winter, and i doubt it gtes as cold here as where Don is.

Spray painting is anotehr matter, but for regular glueing and brush painting, unless your in a tiny cupboard, you should be fine.

'I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so'

On the bench: Hasegawa 1/72nd Ju 188A

                      Fine Molds 1/72nd Me 410

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Friday, November 16, 2018 10:02 AM

GMorrison

Protect the cats and the dogs and the baby.

 

Important point, that.

A few years after I started back in the hobby, my wife developed lung cancer. Highly unlikely the two were related, but I'll never know for absolute sure and it makes me feel guilty.

-Greg

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Friday, November 16, 2018 3:49 PM

I don’t use ventilation using tube and liquid glue nor for decal setting solutions (BTW... decal solution smells similar to vinegar so no ventilation needed.) I use a spray booth with ventilation for all painting sessions. 

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Saturday, November 17, 2018 9:02 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

I don’t use ventilation using tube and liquid glue nor for decal setting solutions (BTW... decal solution smells similar to vinegar so no ventilation needed.) I use a spray booth with ventilation for all painting sessions. 

 

I think this is the best approach.

-Greg

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  • From: Douglas AZ
Posted by littletimmy on Saturday, November 17, 2018 9:02 PM

If you start to feel "Dizzy" ,.... It's time to open a window.

 Dont worry about the thumbprint, paint it Rust , and call it "Battle Damage".

  

 

    

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Posted by commietank on Sunday, November 18, 2018 5:30 PM

im kind of from China, im a american born Chinese 

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Posted by commietank on Sunday, November 18, 2018 5:31 PM

If I only brush paint acrylics , I don’t need a spraybooth right?

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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Sunday, November 18, 2018 9:07 PM

Whistling

-Greg

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Posted by GMorrison on Sunday, November 18, 2018 11:32 PM
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  • From: Indiana, USA
Posted by Greg on Monday, November 19, 2018 9:36 AM

commietank

im kind of from China, im a american born Chinese 

 

Ah, I hope you didn't mind my asking. My wife is Chinese as our most of our friends, and as I said, I saw the flag and got nosey.

commietank

If I only brush paint acrylics , I don’t need a spraybooth right?

 

That's right.

 

-Greg

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