Hey. We get it. While this is definitely something you'll want to pay attention to if you're looking to get into airbrushing, maybe you just need a quick refresher course. In that case, below are a few important things to consider before airbrushing. Be sure to ask yourself the following:
Where will I be putting my spray booth?
- Place your spray booth somewhere near a window.
- You can toss your hose out that window to vent harmful vapors away from you.
Do I have a way to ventilate my spray booth?
- Ventilation is key to avoid inhaling harmful fumes.
- Using a fitted duct from the back of your spray booth fan out a window is a good way to stay safe.
Do I have the proper Personal Protective Equipment?
- A dual cartridge respirator - to prevent fumes and particulates from getting into your lungs.
- Safety gloves - to keep your hands clean.
- Safety goggles - to prevent fumes and particulates from getting in your eyes.
What precautions have I taken to ensure the safety of my family & pets who share a home with me?
- Anyone not wearing a respirator in the immediate vicinity is at risk of inhaling fumes and particulates. This means anyone in the room with you must be wearing the same PPE as you.
Have I cleaned my filter, fan and spray booth lately?
- Dust and paint particles will clog your spray booth fan and prevent it from working at peak capacity. Clean it accordingly to mitigate health risks.
Where'd I put my gloves?
- Disposable Nitrile gloves are perfect for use with airbrushing. Other materials sometimes react with paint or thinning agents and can melt.