I looked at new conex shipping containers yesterday. The new ones have a new paint. Here is the photo of the plate with paint info attached to the conex box. Does this paint need to be sealed if humans are living in this container? This container will be empty part time and the interior temperature will be up to 100F+. My concern is VOCs and paint smells. The unit did not smell, but it was a cool day. 100 degree outdoor temps and a closed conex box tend to make things off-gas. If you know about paints please help me understand what this paint and epoxy mean for long-term health in this container, whether it should be sealed, and if so with what product?
I couldn’t say for sure, but an epoxy coating likely won’t off-gas much. In fact epoxy paint is what some suggest for sealing up the interior of these containers My understanding is the plywood floors can be an issue as they can be treated with some nasty stuff to guard against rot or bugs.
I will be sealing the floor which is bamboo as it may be impregnated with pesticides. I am looking for a zero VOC and non- formaldehyde epoxy sealer to use. I am SUPER SENSITIVE to smells. For instance, the other day I could not stand inside a container that had OSB installed inside even with both ends open. If you have used a zero VOC sealer for an unsealed wood or bamboo floor it would be great if you can weigh in.
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