Standard Paint Storage Cabinet


Standard Paint Storage Cabinets

Standard paint safety cabinets from Eagle are constructed of constructed of 18-gauge (1 mm) steel and are available in a variety of colors and sizes. Cabinet capacity is based on the number of 1-gallon paint containers the cabinet will hold.

Standard Paint Storage Cabinet Questions

Paint safety cabinets are available in a range of sizes and configurations to meet the needs of different users. They are often used in laboratories, manufacturing facilities, and other settings where flammable liquids are stored and used. By providing a safe and secure storage solution for paints and other flammable liquids, these cabinets can help prevent accidents and reduce the risk of fire.

The following set of questions and answers relate to the safe storage of paint, specifically whether it needs to be stored in a flammable cabinet, how to store flammable cans, where to store paint and spray paint, and what a combustible cabinet is.

Does paint need to be stored in a flammable cabinet?

Some paints and products used with paints are flammable. Therefore, they should be stored in an approved flammable cabinet to minimize the chance of fires caused or spread by ignition of flammable and combustible liquids. Flammable cabinets come in different colors and sizes. While code does not mandate a specific color, red safety cabinets are often used for storing paints, inks and other combustible liquids.

How do you store flammable cans?

You can store flammable cans in approved safety cabinets. Approved safety cabinets can hold up to 60 gallons of Category 1, 2 and/or 3 flammable liquids or 120 gallons of Category 4 flammable liquids. Safety cans and cabinets offer safe storage for flammable liquids in workplace environments. All of Eagle’s safety cans and cabinets are designed with safety codes in mind to meet a variety of different safety regulations.

Where should I store paint and spray paint?

Paint and spray paint can be stored in their original containers if the total amount does not exceed OSHA requirements for paint storage within a single area. For quantities of 5 gallons or less, a safety can may be used to store paint safely. For quantities above 25 gallons, an approved safety cabinet is required to store paint. With safety cans and safety cabinets, fire risks are minimized, protecting people and resulting in a safer workplace. Eagle offers safety cabinets specifically designed for paint and spray paint storage. Made from 18-gauge (1.27 mm) double walls of welded steel, the air gap between the walls insulates the paint and spray paint cans from the heat of a fire.

What is a combustible cabinet?

A combustible cabinet, also known as a flammable safety cabinet or corrosive safety cabinet, provides a heat resistant enclosure for flammable liquids. These cabinets help to identify, organize and segregate dangerous liquids. In the case of a workplace fire, safety cabinets give personnel extra time for evacuation, and help emergency responders control the fire and understand the contents within the cabinet.