S e c t i o n l. PAINTING TECHNIQUES
Paint components and thinners packaged
STORAGE OF PAINTING MATERl-
in 55 gallon steel drums may be stored outdoors
ALS. To prevent fire, spoilage, and waste arising
provided containers are protected against rusting
from improper storage and surplus stock, the
by painting of bare metal areas and are set on
following precautions shall be observed.
dunnage so as to provide approximately 2 inches
clearance above ground. Drums stored out of
doors shall be laid on their sides to protect loss of
markings stenciled on the heads through
weathering action of rain, snow, and sun.
Space heaters or other direct fired
heaters shall not be used to heat
Handling of stock shall be conducted in a
storage areas. Floors should be con-
manner to avoid damage to labels. Relabeling of
crete and drained to one point; drain
material where labels have been obliterated may
shall run to sump or detached cistern
result in mislabeling, with consequent incorrect
and have deep trap. Ventilation shall
use or waste of material. Materials with obliterat-
utilize screened inlets 6 inches above
ed labels should be properly discarded.
floor and screened vent through roof.
Care should be taken to assure protection
Paint and thinners shall be stored where
of the paint or components from moisture. Par-
possible in dry, fire resistant well drained and well
ticular care should be exercised to prevent water
ventilated structures, preferably separated from
entering containers as paint is opened.
other buildings, and under automatic sprinkler
Containers of paint materials shall be
readily accessible at all times. Other materials
To avoid possible leakage arising from
shall not be stacked on top of paint materials.
corrosion of containers, protection shall be pro-
vided against wetting by rain, snow, steam leaks,
Containers shall be stored and issued in
or other sources of water.
order of dates of manufacture shown on respec-
tive labels. Materials bearing oldest date shall be
Materials shall not be stored in the prox-
used first In the event that date of manufacture is
imity of steam lines or other sources of heat to
not shown on container, date of receipt shall be
avoid direct heat. It is recommended that steam
considered as approximate date of manufacture
heat be used with coils above stock and screened
for purposes of storage and issue.
to prevent contact with drums or containers.
To give best results, temperature of paint
Storage shall not be on floors below grade
materials should be between 60 and 85 F (18
and first tier of containers shall be laid at least 2
and 29 C) at time of use. Storage conditions that
inches above floor level to provide for suitable
result in paint temperatures below 55 F (13 C) or
above 95 F (35 C) require storage of material at
ventilation and drainage. Sills shall be provided at
room temperature for approximately 25 hours
openings to storage areas, approximately 6 in-
ches above floor
prior to use.