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Re: PVA Ventilation
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- Subject: Re: PVA Ventilation
- From: "Tara D. Kennedy" <tkennedy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 3 Jun 1997 16:13:46 -0400
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At 04:01 PM 6/3/97 EDT, you wrote:
>Hi! I work in a small studio space in the back of my basement that only
>window at the frontside of my condo. I feel like it's not good for me to
>breathe in the PVA fumes and I'm interested in finding out anyone's
>for an exhaust fan.
> 1. What should I look for in an exhaust fan? (I need it to be no
> 2. Should I be concerned by the PVA fumes? (I am making one-of-a-kind
>books and am in the studio two or three days a week.)
> 3. Should I be concerned with how I wash my brushes? (I only have
>access to the kitchen sink.)
>Any input would be greatly appreciated, by me and other members of my
>who feel like I am affixiating myself! Marcia Buch buch@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I don't seem to recall anyone being too too concerned about PVA fumes where
I worked with PVA 35 hours a week. In the space that I worked, there were
no windows, so we didn't have much of a choice! As for washing brushes,
the kitchen sink should be fine, just be sure that they are cleaned well
and to use some sort of soap - perhaps something on the mild side so your
brushes stay happy - as PVA is not soluble in water. You can get soap
specifically for cleaning brushes at any ol' art supply store. I think that
is what we used.
At any rate, good luck! Hope this was helpful somewhat!
All violence is the illustration of a pathetic stereotype.
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