Spraying aerosol. How long is garage unsafe?

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I used aerosol truck be coating to paint my modified Dale's rack. I used a respirator. Ac unit blowing fresh air in, and another window open. Wondering if anyone knows how long the bad stuff stays in the air. Last time I wore no respirator and stayed in the garage after and had a multi day headache :eek:
 

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I’d think if you got the painted piece out of there, the air would clear quickly.
 

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Well I had a headache in the morning,. But I think that was due to beer and vodka :D. Went away after a coffee and some water,. Didn't even need aspirin, so I think an hour with some air flowing is fine.
 

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I was watching a program on graffiti artists that use aerosol paints and the pros wear respirators due to the nasty stuff in the can.
 

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Well I don't wear a respirator/dust mask, because I don't have one, but I always use a fan to blow away the aerosol particles so it doesn't get in my lungs.
Works like a charm, but it still smells the day after.
Doesn't mean that it's not safe to get in there after 6 hours.
Just air it out and you should be fine, and don't stay in the garage for so long :')
 

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Well I don't wear a respirator/dust mask, because I don't have one, but I always use a fan to blow away the aerosol particles so it doesn't get in my lungs.
Works like a charm, but it still smells the day after.
Doesn't mean that it's not safe to get in there after 6 hours.
Just air it out and you should be fine, and don't stay in the garage for so long :')
I didn't do it for years, but respirators are like $20. Just buy one.
 
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