Does unpainted houses catch fire if not painted?

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  • 6 months ago

    You paint so your house does not rot . It is most important that you or anyone in your house not catch fire . Make sure you have smoke detectors and have a plan to get out of the house . If you live in a tenement house that has false alarms often , ( like burnt toast or steam from a shower ) pay attention and don't assume it is just another false alarm . When traveling never stay in a hotel that has bars on the windows and always check out how you would get out if there was a fire . ( fire protected stairwells ect ) I always feel safe a Red Roof Inns because the door opens to the outside balcony and you can go in either direction on the balcony and you are only one story up . In regular hotels I prefer to be on the first floor for safety .

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  • 6 months ago

    An unpainted house will prevent rats & roaches from moving in prematurely. To remedy this problem, smear some bacon grease over your doorway during Passover.

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  • roger
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    Actually the other way around; an unpainted house is slightly less likely to catch fire.

    First the paint is flammable. And the unpainted wood can be wetter than dry wood so will not catch fire as easily.

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  • 6 months ago

    A painted house will not catch fire significantly any differenty than a non-painted house.

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  • 6 months ago

    if that were the case, every lumber yard in the world that displayed lumber outdoors would all catch on fire.

    THINK....

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  • 6 months ago

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  • 6 months ago

    painting and fires are unrelated

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  • elhigh
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    What, spontaneously? Just sitting there doing nothing and suddenly WHOOMP it's on fire? Don't be ridiculous.

    Painted vs. unpainted has no bearing whatsoever on the fire risk of a home. In the Smoky Mountains National Park there are many log cabins that stood over a hundred years without a lick of paint anywhere on them, and they never caught fire...at least, not until those two juvenile XXXXXXXXX set the forest on fire...and then once the forest was on fire there were a whole bunch of painted, unpainted, steel and even concrete buildings that were utterly destroyed by fire. Paint had nothing to do with resistance to fire.

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    6 months ago

    That depends on what the house is made of - bricks, timber, concrete, stone, etc, and what could possibly cause it to burn. Most houses don't catch fire at all. There has to be a reason for them to do so, such as electrical faults, someone being careless with candles or matches, etc.

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  • 6 months ago

    Why would unpainted houses not catch fire? Most paints aren't particularly flammable.

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