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    Oil Paint and ventilation

    Hey there folks!

    I would like to start painting again ( oil and solvent ). However in my new place and with a baby around, the only place where i could do it, is in the back storage. Which is about 6ftX5ft and 8ft high.

    A Air ventilation with Hepa filter is not a solution due to space....

    Will a Kitchen Air vent do the trick and keep me safe?


    If anyone has info about it or a link it would be greatly appreciated.


    Thanks!

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    Why do you want to use a solvent for painting in oils?

    Solvents aren't really necessary. As a medium you can use pure linseed oil and as a brush cleaner use a fatty soap (I guess the english name for it is curd soap).

    I myself don't use solvents.

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    I have also been looking around for a safe way to do oil painting, i'm trying these out at the moment:
    http://www.dickblick.com/products/ma...co-oil-medium/
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    How about getting a portable setup and working outside?
    And just a warning from experience, be careful with materials once that baby starts toddling about. Some of the paints themselves can be very harmful.

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    already done last summer, is wet, cold and full of snow now...

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    already done last summer, is wet, cold and full of snow now...

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    Maybe focus on drawing through the wet, colder months?

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