Friday, April 29, 2016
Use of Spray Fixative, Spray Paint, Lacquer, or Other Aerosols
A No-Spray Reminder
Please note that there is no spraying of any kind allowed inside the BAC buildings without the express permission of the BAC Facilities Department. Spray paint, spray fixative, and spray mount create fumes that are both harmful and flammable. Spray paint has the further problem of defacing campus property which, besides looking terrible is expensive to remove. Anyone caught spraying will be considered in violation of the Campus Compact, and will be addressed as such.
Use of spray paint, lacquer, and other aerosols that contain VOCs are not permitted inside Boston Architectural College campus buildings. Students are not permitted to use spray paint or other aerosols that contain VOCs in any BAC buildings, including the stairwells.
We do not currently have spray booths on campus. Students are permitted to spray outside on a drop cloth. Use of spray paint or fixative is not allowed in the Green Alley (behind 320 Newbury St). It is recommended that students use zero or low VOC paints for their projects.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than outdoors.
Examples include: paints and lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides, building materials and furnishings, office equipment such as copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy paper, graphics and craft materials including glues and adhesives, permanent markers, and photographic solutions.