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Safe to Use List of Aerosol Paints and Coatings


A paint room is a special purpose environment for supporting parts finishing operations such as painting, staining, and lacquering. The paint room on Floor 5 of think[box] contains an open face spray booth equipped with filters that help contain vapors and aerosols from finishing processes. While personal protective equipment (PPE) still must be worn, the overall hazards resulting from painting, staining, or varnishing are greatly reduced.

How to Start

  1. Check to see if your spray coating is safe to use by referencing our Safe to Use List of Aerosol Paints and Coatings. If your paint isn't on the list you can check to see if it is a water- or oil-based aerosol. Water-based coatings are allowed. Oil-based aerosols are not safe to use in the paint room and are prohibited. If you are unsure what kind of coating you have, you may speak with thinkbox staff or email a picture of your can to
  2. Once you know your coating is safe to use, come to think[box] and ask a student worker at the 4th floor front desk to give you access to the paint room.
  3. A form of ID must be held at the front desk as collateral for the duration of the time you are using the paint room and will be returned after you have shown a Student Worked that the paint room is clean. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver's license, passport, school ID, etc.
  4. When you get to the 5th floor before going in to coat your project make sure to put on safety goggles (located on the safety kiosk outside of the room) before entering the room.

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Safe to Use List of Aerosol Paints and Coatings

Technical Details

Interior working size: 52 inches wide, 30 inches deep, 76 inches tall

Exhaust fan: 2600 cubic feet per minute (CFM)