Reddit reviews 3M Paint Project Respirator, Medium
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I was using one of these:
3M Paint Project Respirator, Medium
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Get yourself one of these it makes changing diapers much more fun.
Don't underestimate the dust. MDF creates a cloud of very fine particles. If there's no wind, it could be hanging there in your face even when your done cutting.
I'm prone to sinus infections. I wear a respirator the whole time I'm working with MDF, from the first cut until I finish sweeping the floor at the end of the day.
This is the respirator I use
the cartridges last a long time and refills are cheap.
As for your general question, I occasionally spray lacquers (Mr. Color) in my basement workshop with no booth. Doing that without a respirator and gloves would be a recipe for trouble, because that stuff is highly toxic
Thats the wrong type of mask. It does nothing for bondo fumes. That mask is just for harmless dust particles. What you need is a respirator with some sort of organics filter that will keep from breathing in the volatile solvents.
Something like this.
As in, while acrylics are not generally as toxic in chemical composition as enamels and lacquers (though this is open to debate, see below), breathing aerosolized particles of paint is still not ideal. Ever stand in a room when someone used too much hairspray and there are clouds of it floating around? Or women's perfume counter? You get the idea. Or clouds of sanding dust in a construction site?
The recommedations I've gotten for good respirators are P95 type respirators, which are not cheap but come with replaceable cart filters.
Or, at minimum, an N95 dust/facemask. It's not nearly as effective, but it's better than nothing.
It's also open to debate how much safer acrylics really are. The truly water based/low VOC/low toxicity stuff is fine, but see e.g. a tamiya acrylic bottle, it will warn that you are spraying gylcol ethers.
See also MSDS materials safety disclosure sheets for particular brands of paint, if you're really concerned about it. Thinners, lacquers, and cleaners tend to be some seriously nasty stuff, as is cement, which in many liquid iterations contains Methyl Ethyl Ketone, or MEK.
MSDS sheets for multiple brands:
This is the mask I use.
I also wear glasses, so I can't comfortably wear a full mask. Half masks work just as well, and this one is fairly comfortable and cheap to maintain.
I use something very similar to this:
While I don't wear seeing glasses, I do use safetly glasses and have experienced the fogging on those. I use this mask and love it. Not only does it filter out the dust, but it also filters out any fumes from the finishing products I'm using.
No. You would need a respirator.
You will need to read the spec sheets in them.
Since he's airbrushing, using protection is a good idea. When I'm spraypainting primer (even with normal cans), I'll wear a decent mask too.
And gloves are not just protection, they also prevent your hands from looking gross when you go to work the next day.
>I would like to know if a normal dust mask would be fine during the sanding, what respirator to get (any brand, but would prefer 3M), and if any filters would be suitable for use during the whole process.
I think it's cool you want to pick up a hobby your father had. It will be a nice reminder every time you pick up the gun.
I use this 100% for miniatures, and it works great!!
Alright, here is the list I bought. It's a bit more than you want to spend, but this will ensure you can get going right away, and not be frustrated. I did a fair amount of research on different forums, sites, and youtube videos. If you want to know why I chose something, feel free to ask. I was going to bold the ones that you absolutely need, but I would say everything in the first set are a must.
For the compressor, I keep mine at about 18-20 while doing miniatures and it's perfect.
I do 1 drop Improver, 5 drops thinner, and 6 drops primer and have perfect flow.
Feel free to ask any questions! Good luck!
how often do you guys change the filters of your breathing mask? I use
and was wondering how often you guys change the organic filter? I seem to get some irritation everytime I use it and was wondering if its the filter expiring or what.
I painting with tamiya spray cans
From the pictures it looks like you are wearing a simple mask like this Home Dust Mask. If you have another project involving tile or dust like it, or a friend has such a project you should wear a better mask. One like this one would work, and this one would work even better and be more versatile.
On a side note, I bet the dust got to the refrigerator's compressor.
They can actually be pretty cheap and not too cumbersome.
I've used respirators for a lot of projects involving volatile organic solvents which emit vapors with molecules as small or smaller than the fumes coming from dead bodies and I can't smell a thing. And they get a decent amount of life out of em.
Haha, fair enough. Worst case scenario you get it down to bare wood hate it and you can paint it something else. Hopefully you like it. You never know what to expect on those.
with the heatgun, dont do it till the paint comes off on its own as that will for sure burn the wood. Just pick an area maybe 1/4 to 1/8 of the face of the guitar, and heat it, keeping the heat gun in motion. As the paint gets soft, scrape it off with a putty knife. Once its mostly off, it will be easier to sand the oddball remnants off, probably with 180 grit or so using a hand sanding block. Then hit it with 220, 300, and maybe up to 600 if youre just going to oil it.
Also, for the love of all that is toany, get a respirator. You can get a decent one for $25 on amazon, I use this and it works quite well.
http://www.amazon.com/3M-Low-Maintenance-Half-Mask-Respirator-Assembly/dp/B00004Z4EB/. Also do this outside.
All in all, If the paint isnt scraping off easily it needs more heat, but always err on the side of farther/more motion than less, and dial in the distance slowly so you dont burn the wood.
Good luck man!
Honestly, this is a shitty thing to have to do. You should make it as easy for yourself as possible. Get something like this:
The active charcoal filters actually take away a lot of the smell while the particle filters make sure there's no danger from aerosol particles (can be an issue if noro or rota are involved and also if you're dealing with rodent droppings). I have one like that (different brand) and it's well worth the money. Much more effective and more comfortable than the standard dust masks. Plus, it looks badass.
I could not agree with you more. I bought this [respirator mask] (https://www.amazon.com/3M-Paint-Project-Respirator-Medium/dp/B00004Z4EB/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1482934910&amp;sr=8-3&amp;keywords=3m+respirator) and it works really well even with my full bushy beard and is super comfortable.
Remember it may state that it is non-toxic but that is when you are using a paint brush.
Here's what I would do...
Buy a respirator
Turn off the water to the house. Drain the pipes as best you can.
Rip out the tub and the tub walls, including the faucet and handles on the tub. Throw them away.
Clean up any mold you find now that the tun and walls are out. Soap & water and a brush will do.
If there is any wood work that's falling apart from water damage/mold, you may need to get help... It'll unfortunately cost more than you have, but the alternative is for the house to fall down. Hopefully it's not too bad.
Buy one of these and one of these and a few tubes of silicone bathtub sealant.
Now, you'll need some help putting the tub in if you've never done it before. Possible someone here is local and can lend a hand.
It'll end up costing about $800-$1000 - I tried to get you as close to $600 as I can...
I would get one of these if you are exploring highly questionable areas
Also of these: http://www.amazon.com/3M-Paint-Project-Respirator-Medium/dp/B00004Z4EB/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1410819278&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=painters+mask+3m
Even if you are just using acrylics, you will need one. You will also be sealing your models, too, which are usually lacquer based.
I second this. I bought a 3M respirator from Amazon (this one I think), and it's worked great. Looks like I need to change my filters, though; didn't know about the 30-day limit. (I've only used it about eight times, for a few minutes each, so I'm way under the forty hours of use limit...but if it's whichever comes first...it's been well past a month.)
I bought a 3M charcoal respirator for like 30 USD since i also use it when i'm priming outside
also this is the "spray booth"
I'd just as soon buy one made for whatever I'm doing...
What kind of gas mask are you talking about and where do you find one for <$20?
So if I could maybe safely dispose of the tiles in the attic to remove the wood(to open it up) then the rest is fine?
Also, is this mask sufficient? http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00004Z4EB?psc=1&amp;redirect=true&amp;ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage
I'm considering the 3M R6211 Low-Maintenance Half-Mask Organic Vapor, P95 Respirator Assembly
Not sure if all Amazon products are available overseas, but it gets good reviews (5 stars/26 reviews) and is less than $30.
Looking into getting into airbrushing and getting the necessary equipment. I'm carefully looking through respirator masks since I want to work with enamel/lacquers and don't want lung cancer and saw in the tools wiki this mask.
Would replacing the default cartridge and using this organic vapor cartridge, organic vapor cartridge be what I would have to do? Thanks!
A lot of people like to think that using non-toxic acrylics means you don't have to worry about air safety. Inhaling atomized paint down to your lungs is just as deadly as any other kind of paint. Get yourself a good respirator whether you get a booth or not. Just make sure the filter cartridges you get are for organic vapors, like these.
The filter mask is probably good for a start. Some people recommend masks like this:
I built a kind of mostly-effective spray booth thing from 2x2s and plastic sheeting with an exhaust fan, but I think my fan is too small to be very useful so mostly it just protects my table. A respirator mask should be good enough, though, and I'll probably pick one up soon myself.
Hm, the first thing that comes to mind is my best friend and I recently moved to an entirely new state. We both have social anxiety but I think she's better at controlling hers so she had to talk me into going to this weekly board game night at a bar downtown. I hate bars, I hate loud noises, I hate too many people being around, I hate talking to strangers...so this was kind of a nightmare for me, but I wanted to make friends so bad. So, she was able to convince me to go and now we've got 3 weeks in a row, I'm actually enjoying it! :-)
Time to end boredom! Happy birthday!!
Oh, and it's juuuust over $19 but I'd love this from my Business wishlist to keep the glitter out of my lungs D: A gift card to go toward that would be awesome and I could totally cover the last couple dollars myself <3
I purchased an Electric Lead Melting Pot and then went to a couple tire shops in my area and asked for their old lead tire weights. I brought them an empty 5 gallon bucket and they gave me a full one. Tire weights are dirty and made with other materials so when they melt you have to scrape the cruft off the top. I then poured the clean lead into Ingots. Then when I was ready I would melt the clean lead down and make my jigs. They worked great and the cost was way cheaper than buying my own. If you look at the site that I got the stuff from they have many different options for molds. It is time consuming but rewarding.
NOTE You are working with lead. Wear a Respirator
You need a mask and filter rated for Organic Vapors such as this one.
For airbrushes, I'm personally a fan of the Neo by Iwata, especially their gravity feed (cup) model. The brush is well built, fairly easy to take apart and clean, and has very few issues with most paints and other products you may put through it.
I picked mine up on sale for around $50, and if you have a Michael's or Hobby Lobby nearby, you may be able to pick it for less with one of their one-item coupons they release occasionally. It's also nice if you have a hobby store near by as you can drop in a pick up replacement needles or nibs if you accidentally drop it >.>; . Needles and nibs typically cost in the 10-15 dollar range for replacements, so not too terrible.
For compressors, a simple compressor with a tank will work wonderfully, so long as it has a proper pressure regulator and water trap. I have this compressor and it works well, after I got the correct airbrush hose to attach to the NEO.
There are a couple extra tools that can help with airbrushing as well, but most can be picked up at a later point. Something I would recommend that you get with the initial purchase is a spray booth. This allows you a place to spray into and capture many of the errant particles of paint from your airbrush. Combined with a proper respirator mask, it will ensure that you don't breath in any of the particulate from airbrushing, and hopefully don't have airbrush paints drying on items they weren't directly sprayed on. I would say of the two, the mask is the most important to have.
A quick-disconnect is useful for cleaning and swapping airbrushes, but isn't really necessary at first. A cleaning pot is also useful as it gives you a dedicated space to spray out leftover paint and cleaing fluid, and should stay fairly contained.
I would also look at purchasing a ultrasonic cleaner further on, as it is amazingly helpful for cleaning the airbrush when paint has leaked into the body, or spilled into places it shouldn't be.
Other's can probably offer advice as well, but that's what I currently use. Hope this helps!
Looking at buying a respirator. Is there any real benefit to buying a reusable one and suitable cartridges instead of the disposable one linked in the wiki (supposedly rated for 40 uses)? Looks to be slightly more expensive to use the reusable one.
If breathing it in is causing issues, you might want to get a respirator. A cloth and a ball cap is not going to do a better job than a dust mask.
Respirator needs a VOC filter, something like this: http://www.amazon.com/3M-Paint-Project-Respirator-Medium/dp/B00004Z4EB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1420677671&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=respirator+voc
I'm not sure if it's neoprene (probably is?) but I use this respirator both with and without the organic vapor cartridges.
May I suggest:
Unless you're using a VOC-free paint, I'd wear a [half-face respirator] (https://www.amazon.com/3M-Paint-Project-Respirator-Large/dp/B00004Z4EB?th=1). The cheap, white respirators [like this one] (https://www.amazon.com/3M-R9211-10-AmazonUs-3MCA9-Particulate/dp/B000MPLVVA) are only intended to filter out particulates, so one wouldn't do any good with regards to filtering out VOCs from paint.
You can airbrush inside, too. One of the main concerns in indoor airbrushing is over-spray. There are a couple of ways to handle this, One is just to airbrush into a container, such as a cardboard box. If you're going to do a lot of airbrushing, you might want to upgrade to a spray booth. There are spray booths that you can buy, the most common one I saw when shopping for one was around US $100. If you're the DIY sort, you can find plenty of tutorials on making your own.
You should also get a filtration mask/respirator, such as this one from 3M for use while airbrushing, although some people forego using one. If you're spraying solvent-thinned paints, you definitely want to be using a respirator.
All modern steel contains manganese to some degree, which has been linked to parkinson's disease. In addition, the ceramic wool refractory material used in propane forges releases small particles during use, some of which are known carcinogens.
Your best bet is to get a full facemask with P95 or greater filters. Actually, I'm about to order either this one, or these two in conjunction:
While those would be good for sanding or yard work in dusty conditions, I was talking more about something with more applications and a close face fit. Last summer I was spray-staining a fence, and an n90 wouldn't be good for something like that. With this I was unable to taste or smell any of the aerosolized oil stain until I took the mask off.
I probably wouldn't consider being in potential asbestos or lead environments without a fully-sealed face mask either.
I've had to pull out the respirator on occasion.
I've been using a paint vapor respirator I found on Amazon and it's worked flawlessly so far, didn't even smell fumes once: http://www.amazon.com/3M-R6211-Low-Maintenance-Half-Mask-Respirator/dp/B00004Z4EB/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1318262245&amp;sr=8-2
Hi! Thank both you and /u/redpiano for the replies, I really appreciate it. If you both don't mind I have a couple more questions. Thank you again for taking the time to help me out, it's put me at ease more here and I'm thinking this might not be so bad. (Also pricing HEPA filters because of these posts which is probably a good idea anyway.)
When you say "put an air filter over it", do you mean literally just buying something like this and taping it over the end of the flat slot portion of the tube? I'm a little confused on that.
Regarding thinner, is Vallejo considered safe? I picked basically Vallejo everything just in case there was any cross-brand problems. Also, I take it that alcohol paints and lacquers are considered harmful because of the noxious fumes as well? I use Tamiya spray primer, it's actually what I have the organic vapor mask for, and I know from experience that it's pretty wicked and it sticks around for a long time (I went outside during the summer months and fall but I've had to commandeer the bathroom with an open window in the next room in the past month and a half and just warn people to stay out for a half an hour or so afterwards). I usually end up having to shut the drying pieces in my laundry closet because they are just that potent. (Somewhat related, does anybody know if Stynylrez is any less noxious? I've been trying in vain to find a primer that is as smooth as Tamiya to no avail, but I was hoping that thinning this and spraying it through an airbrush might take care of that.)
There are a couple things I can't avoid using alcohol based paints for (unless anybody knows water based alternatives to things like Tamiya's transparent colours, particularly their red), but I was hoping to just set up a second booth in my other room to do those in short doses.
(Also, this is alright for painting, right, as long as I'm not using stuff with fumes? Like I mentioned before I'd really rather not use up my expensive cartridges for my organic vapor mask too quickly if at all possible.)
That compressor doesn't look like it's got a tank on it, so it'll be running the entire time you're airbrushing. I've heard good things about this one.
Also, don't forget a respirator, though you'll probably want the round pink filters on it(the P100 I believe).
You can see here the pre-filter set up with the retainer. I always just use empty organic cartridges with the dust filters on the outside so that I don't waste the organic cartridges on just things like wood dust.
Unfortunately, keeping my beard short isn't an option at this exact moment. Not sure if the mask you linked is going to provide appreciably better sealing/protection than my current mask
Do you have any leads on full face masks for a reasonable price?
So there IS the sidebar, but I'm not going to be a dick about it.
I've been building Gunpla for a while now, but I myself don't delve much into painting. I will give you my setup.
-Testors Enamel or some other brand paint
-Something to mix paints in, or to pour your paint on. I use little metal tins and a small glass plate.
-Sticks for your parts to dry on. I use packs of kebab sticks from the grocery store.
-Something to put said sticks in. I use random boxes and poke holes in the tops. Currently using a SD kit's box and a pizza box. Most people buy foam/styrofoam cubes/slabs, I'm just cheap.
-Spray cans of your choice. I recommend you learn the differences between lacquers, acrylics, enamels, and different top coats. I prefer Krylon, Krylon Short Cuts, and Tamiya spray cans. I also prefer Kryon for primer.
-Somewhere to paint. IE your garage/patio.
-Newspaper to cover said area.
-Sticks to put your parts on. Again, I use cheap ass kebab sticks.
-Something to put the sticks in. Again, I use random boxes with holes on the top.
-I HIGHLY recommend a respirator of some sort. Not just one of those paper masks, but a respirator. I use this - http://www.amazon.com/3M-Paint-Project-Respirator-Medium/dp/B00004Z4EB/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1457993861&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=paint+respirator
As far as airbrushing, I can't help you there. I haven't done airbrushing at all, and don't plan to until I buy a house. That way I can setup permanent painting area.
I wear on of these 3M Paint Mask.
Yes, I look like a dork, but you know what? At the end of the week, I don't caught or have any lung problems. Highly recommend and worth the money.