How long should paint dry?

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How long should paint dry?

Post by odelayheehoo » Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:54 am

We recently painted some wooden decorative pieces for a room, and we did it outside, but I am wondering if the small amount of woody paint smell is a concern, as these pieces smell when near them. Does this pose any risks to my crabbies, or should it not be something to worry about?

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Re: How long should paint dry?

Post by wodesorel » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:00 pm

What did you paint them with? I've done rooms twice with the hermits in them with no issues. That was just low to no VOC indoor paint.

Oil-based and spray paint will off-gas harmful things for a while. I go three to four weeks before bringing it in. That is mostly for me, because the paint smell gives me migraines until it fully cures.

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Re: How long should paint dry?

Post by odelayheehoo » Tue Feb 19, 2019 4:56 pm

wodesorel wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:00 pm
What did you paint them with? I've done rooms twice with the hermits in them with no issues. That was just low to no VOC indoor paint.

Oil-based and spray paint will off-gas harmful things for a while. I go three to four weeks before bringing it in. That is mostly for me, because the paint smell gives me migraines until it fully cures.
It was Krylon spray paint.
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Re: How long should paint dry?

Post by aussieJJDude » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:59 am

I'd personally give it a couple more days to air out.... but thats me.

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