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td466
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:26 am    Post subject: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

hi

just wondering what you guys do for a source for heat ? I have infloor heat in my shop but I wanna do some painting in my shop, and need something to bring up the temperature when I'm done spraying. It gets cold this time of year.
can a radiant heater be used?
Thanks
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:34 pm    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It's likely better to bring up the temperature of the material being painted. I've even heard of some painters warming up the paint.
Once the fumes have been evacuated you should have no issue using a space heater.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:10 am    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Your infloor system should be alright if the equipment is outside the area where you are spraying. Motors and even a light switch can generate a spark which could set off the paint. You would have to wait until the fumes were gone before adding any other heat. Even with electric heat the fan generates a spark. Most solvent coatings are not really affected that much by cold. They will work in cold weather but the paint might take 24 hours to dry where in warm weather an hour would do it.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: best option for heat in painting area Reply to specific post Reply with quote

CVPost-td466 wrote:
(quoted from post at 11:26:06 12/04/1Cool hi

just wondering what you guys do for a source for heat ? I have infloor heat in my shop but I wanna do some painting in my shop, and need something to bring up the temperature when I'm done spraying. It gets cold this time of year.
can a radiant heater be used?
Thanks

I run the temp up with a torpedo heater for a while. When everything is nice and warm I turn the heater off and paint. My shop is well insulated so it will stay warm for quite a while. I have done this for years with good results.
 
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