Spray Painting Safety and Precautions

It is very easy to follow the advice in this spray painting safety guide. You just need to take a few simple precautions and wear the right protective clothing. Remember, when you use a spray gun for painting and finishing, the material you are spraying is atomized. This releases a fine cloud or mist of paint into the air. You need to protect yourself and the surrounding area from fumes and overspray. It is simple to do if you follow these safety tips and make sure you set up your spray gun correctly.

Safety masks for spraying

  • Wear a standard facemask or air fed mask.
  • Wear suitable overalls or clothing and cover the area around your project if necessary.
  • Make sure there is good ventilation by using a fan or extraction system.
  • Make sure your work area is free of dust (workshop, or garage)

Most people have enough protection when they use a standard facemask in a well-ventilated area. If you are working in a poorly ventilated area, such as a basement or workshop, you will require a fan ventilation system.