I need to do a decent size sanding job (med size hallway) and i want a
decent mask of some kind to keep dust out also some kind of goggles for
someone who wears glasses, I am very much a basic diy person so presume
"i know nothing" and you won't go far wrong, i don't want to spend much
but as ever in this world i guess you get what you pay for so will spend
what i need to, to look after my lungs and eyes.
As a glasses wearer of some fifty years, I have NEVER found a really
comfortable combination of safety googles and masks.
I get around it by trying on the safety googles for size and relative
comfort (although no matter what type I get, they always steam up halfway
through the job).
As for masks, safety is far more important than comfort and whatever you
buy, you MUST be sure that the mask is suitable to stop the size of
particulate that is being produced.
Warnings over, and in your case, you should be able to use the simple paper
masks that are generally stocked in the DiY superstores without any problems
(with the proviso that if you start sanding artex that was produced in
latter quarter of the 20th century then you should looking for a mask that
will stop asbestos particles as this material contains asbestos fibres) and
it is *IMPORTANT* that whatever mask you buy, as 'basic DiYer' you read and
follow the mask fitting instructions implicity to ensure a tight
Have a look at this link to the 3M website for better info than I can give
All the best
Thanks for the reply Cash, shame about the googles i guess i could just
sand blind and take my glasses off (dog better watch himself) as for
mask my place was built around 1985 and walls and ceiling are just
plasterboard, the 3M link looks cool so will read that in more detail
when i have time later today so thx for the link.
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