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    air purifiers??

    is there any that can clean toxic cgemiclas from the air. like say the fumes of turpentine/turpenoid/ mediums/ oil paints and such?

    im painting a a fairly small room (window and door open and a fan going 24hrs) but im still worried about the small room + toxic fumes and my health in the long run. any ideas or solutions

    p.s. theres no other room in my condo to paint so my room is the only place to paint for now
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    you need a vapor mask. they are about $15 at any home center. Just tell them it is for fumes, they will hook you up.

    EDIT: are you talking about painting the walls or painting canvas? If it's for the latter I would get a good fan like you find in a bathroom (fart fan). it will suck the fumes from the room. it will also suck the heat from the room though so turn your heat off and wear a coat.
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    If you go for the mask, make sure that it has a carbon filter. Carbon absorbs that type of stuff. A small air filter hepa or other with a carbon filter may help as well. Don't risk you health dude. Paint outside if you have to. There's trees out there. Keep an eye on them though. They're sneaky...
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    Quote Originally Posted by orcatraz
    (fart fan).
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    put the rags that you use to wipe off paint and turp in an airtight container. turp will evaporate from the rags and will stink up your whole house.

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    a mask is a good idea. but i sleep in here too.. so that would be awkward. the turp i use is the gamsil non toxic oderless stuff. an airtight container would still be good to have.


    so a carbon filter type purifier will suck up the chemicals?
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    Yes, but the carbon needs to be changed periodically, or it will start releasing the chemicals back into the environment.
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    An open window with an exhaust fan is your best bet. Rather than trying to clean the dirty air, get rid of it!
    An airtight wastebasket is a good idea, even with OMS.

    I can't imagine trying to paint for extended periods with a mask.

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