Question by  Mike59 (139)

Is it safe to put paint inside a microwave?

My husband wants to heat up some paint and is trying to do so in a microwave.


Answer by  mako (289)

No, it's not safe. Fumes could accumulate and either ignite or damage the microwave's electronic circuitry. Also, remember you're using your microwave for food preparation. Any residual fumes could contaminate the food and make you sick. A better way is to "slowly" heat up the paint in a metal container using a burner of an electric range.


Answer by  Matt83 (112)

No. Paint is very flammable and if you put paint in a microwave sparks will fly everywhere. It would also ruin your microwave. These sparks and flames will also cause your microwave to break, allowing dangerous microwaves to escape into your home, or wherever you are putting it. Don't do that.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

I would highly advise against that. More than likely it will ruin the paint and possibly the microwave. There are a lot of flammable stuff in paint and this could be very dangerous.

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