Flammable Solvent Safe Practices

Flammable Solvent Safe Practices

For people using personal care products with solvents, for example nail polish removers with acetone, or products that contain solvents, such as paint, consult the manufacturer’s instructions for safe use. For DYI projects, it is important that people working with “stronger” solvents, such as paint strippers or stronger cleaning products, closely follow manufacturer’s instructions for the product’s safe use.  Please use the following as general guidelines for safe practices: 

  • Keep away from open flames or sparks.
  • Use containers specially designed (UL – approved) for flammable liquids.
  • Ground and bond metal containers when transferring solvents to prevent static electricity sparks.
  • Acetone, toluene, xylene, turpentine, gasoline and MEK are especially flammable solvents (flashpoint below 100 degrees F)