Tying a belt rag

The best solution to dirty pants is tying a belt rag to your painter’s pants.  My crew always wears a uniform of white, painter’s pants and a company t-shirt.  I strongly prefer that my employees don’t use their uniform as a rag to wipe their hands. Therefore, often we tie a quick cotton rag to […]

Spontaneous combustion of Linseed Oil

This is an example of spontaneous combustion of linseed oil.  This cotton glove, that was soiled with linseed oil and paint thinner, was thrown in the trash on a jobsite which ended up being a perfect opportunity for a fire to start.  When linseed oil oxidizes (dries), it creates heat when it is mixed with […]