An abatement professional suggested that we use spray latex paint to coat a pipe that has embedded asbestos fibers.

I can't find anything online or at stores that is labeled latex spray paint.

  • We'll need some more information (e.g. what's "InUse spray latex paint"?) Jul 1, 2016 at 23:13
  • Sorry...iPhone typing mistake!
    – milesmeow
    Jul 1, 2016 at 23:39
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    I think they're trying to tell you to coat the fiber without dragging paint brushes or rollers through it. Jul 2, 2016 at 6:11

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Many professional painters use a compressor and a paint gun to paint (usually) common latex paints in homes and apartments.

Here's a couple videos about professional sprayers and another about residential sprayers.

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    They mentioned that I can get it in a can. Any ideas which brands and/or words on the can that would indicate latex paint? I didn't find the words "latex" in any cans at the big box store.
    – milesmeow
    Jul 2, 2016 at 0:00
  • @milesmeow - Spray paint is generally acrylic. Your only concern (afaik) would be adhesion to the undercoat, but I don't think you'll have any problems no matter what type of spray paint you get (as long as you're not trying to coat latex with some oil-base, which you can't really get anymore, so...)
    – Mazura
    Jul 2, 2016 at 0:13
  • In this article(google.com/…) it recommends an "airless sprayer"...the residential sprayer link you sent is an airless sprayre. Thanks!
    – milesmeow
    Jul 3, 2016 at 8:44

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