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- One of the customers I’m working with neighbor had a devastating fire at their house. The cause of the fire started in the garage from a pile of rags that were being used for staining. Please read this short article if your into DIY projects involving stains or other oil finishes. Drying oils, especially linseed oil (raw or boiled), are the only finishing materials that spontaneously combust. Solvents don’t spontaneously combust, paint strippers (including paint or finish residue) don’t spontaneously combust, and no type of varnish spontaneously combusts. It’s not totally clear whether 100% tung oil can spontaneously combust, so treat it like it does.
As linseed oil dries, it generates heat as a byproduct. If you wad up linseed-oil-soaked rags or pile them on top of each other, the heat generated in the middle can’t dissipate. It builds up until it reaches the flash point of the cloth and it bursts into flame.
The easy and sure way to protect yourself if you use any product that contains linseed oil, including Danish Oil and all oil-based stains and glazes, is to hang your rags over the edge of a trash can or similar object or spread the rags out on the floor until they dry. Don’t pile them up, as this is no different than a wadded-up rag. Once dry, you can safely throw the rags in the trash. Dried oil on rags is no different than a dried oil finish or stain on a piece of wood. #fire #firedamage #firedamagerestoration #smoke #smokedamage #protect #your #home #homeprojects #homeprotection #educateyourself #diy #diycrafts #damage #becareful
- Friendly reminder to always keep a safe following distance, I had barely enough room to stop in time but the person behind me didn't (screeching tires) that's why I veered off to the left a bit to avoid any chain reactions/accidents and give them space
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