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  • Kung Fu Bonehead with the oil based paint

    Well... I grabbed both cans of black paint that I had on the shelf, and proceeded to accidentally paint my new stand in oil based rustoleum... I had a piece of plywood cut for the top of the cage (I insulate the cage, so the plywood will be placed on top of the foam board) and I painted that too. I was in a hurry, and just opened the wrong can.

    So before I make another boneheaded move I decided to ask the forum your opinion on using the stand and top cover. It's been in the garage for a week and it has lost most of its stink. I'm planning on leaving it out in the hot sun to heat it up and kill the rest of the scent. I'm hoping that it will air out and be safe to use in a few weeks...

    Your opinions?

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    Re: Kung Fu Bonehead with the oil based paint

    Hmm. I'm one of the least handy people I know, so take this with that in mind. What about a few coats of sealant?

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    • #3
      Re: Kung Fu Bonehead with the oil based paint

      I would not think it would be harmful to use after it has been allowed to dry and fumigate appropriately, but I am not certain.

      So, what I will do is bump this thread back up for someone who may have a little more in depth knowledge of that product.
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      • #4
        Re: Kung Fu Bonehead with the oil based paint

        I wouldn't use it as long as I could smell ANYthing; no idea how long it may take to stop off-gassing. I'm thinking it will take longer on the wood, since wood is porous. Is the stand metal? or wood?

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          Re: Kung Fu Bonehead with the oil based paint

          I recommend you seal it...reason being, if any moisture gets on the paint, it will still give off fumes. I use Rustoleum a lot and am familiar with its properties. Better safe than sorry I always say.
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          • #6
            Re: Kung Fu Bonehead with the oil based paint

            It is wood.

            I'll assume that a WATER based (ha ha) urethane or Spar urethane would do the trick correct? I was thinking about doing that anyway,but to keep moisture out, not to keep fumes in.

            Good suggestion. Thank you all.

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            • #7
              Re: Kung Fu Bonehead with the oil based paint

              Ive used oil based products many times...give it at least a month to air out and off gass properly..heat will also release extra gasses...the smell has to be completely gone before use....i try to stay away from rustoleum because it has a very strong smell and takes a while to off gas..oil is the more durable and last longer than water based

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              • #8
                Re: Kung Fu Bonehead with the oil based paint

                Thanks. It's out baking the garage right now, where it will remain for quite some time.

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