oil-based paint on metal indoor furniture

Old 10-15-20, 05:00 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2019
Location: Canada
Posts: 112
Received 1 Vote on 1 Post
oil-based paint on metal indoor furniture

I have a metal desk that needs to be painted. Is it safe to paint the desk with oil-based spray paint outdoors and then move the desk indoors in a few weeks? I'm just not sure if furniture painted with an oil-based paint is safe to bring indoors even after it has dried due to fumes being given off over time?
The instructions on the can just say to use outdoors or in a well ventilated area during application.

Old 10-15-20, 07:34 PM
XSleeper's Avatar
Group Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: USA
Posts: 28,979
Received 1,447 Votes on 1,303 Posts
Yes, once the paint has cured and the odor is gone. Some people are more sensitive than others.
Old 10-16-20, 02:03 AM
Forum Topic Moderator
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: USA - N.E.Tn
Posts: 49,051
Received 599 Votes on 532 Posts
Ya, it shouldn't be an issue once the paint has cured. Usually a few days is plenty of drying time but you can use your nose to determine if it's outgassed enough for you and yours.

It can be difficult to get full even coverage with rattle cans. Many have a specific recoat window so pay attention to that.

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Ask a Question
Question Title: