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POLL: Breathing Protection While Spraying


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tchristney Inactive Member writes:

I have to say I'm a bit shocked with the cavalier attitude here. It's not just the vapours but also the paint particulates suspended in the air. Outside provides quite a bit of protection, depending on the volume of air moving past. But the windier it is, the more difficult it is to control your spraying, so it's a trade off. What shocks me is that even a good mask is less than $20, the paper ones will filter out most of the paint (but none of the VOCs) and only cost a couple dollars, last a very long time, and only take a second or two to put on.

I can see that some people wouldn't use a mask – the shock comes from how one-sided the poll results are.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
yes, I use breathing protection
92
21%
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I don't spray paint
35
8%
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no, I do not use breathing protection
304
71%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Black Cavalier writes:

I've never bothered with wearing any kind of mask or breathing protection when using spray paint for priming or sealing my figures. But a new spray paint that I've started using smells so foul that it actually makes me cough. So I'm now considering getting a mask.

Do you use a mask?