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Subject: Modern paint drying

Modern paint drying

From: Barbara Appelbaum <aandh<-a>
Date: Monday, September 29, 2008
Gali Beiner <galibeiner [at] hotmail__com> writes

>... I'd
>like to ask for opinions on the length of time one should wait
>before using a display case with an interior that has been painted
>with modern acrylic water-based commercial paints of the type used
>for interior walls in residential homes.

A big step would be to start out with paint designed to minimize
off-gassing.  At least in the U.S., several companies have
commercial lines of low-VOC paint.  Although I don't know of any
data comparing them, some have passed stringent certification (see,
for example, <URL:>) and I would assume that
all paint labelled specially would have substantially less than the
ones that don't.

Barbara Appelbaum
Appelbaum and Himmelstein
444 Central Park West
New York, NY  10025

                  Conservation DistList Instance 22:20
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Received on Monday, 29 September, 2008

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