Customs: What Face Mask to wear against Acrylic Paint Fumes?

Discussion in 'Creative General Discussion' started by 8bitboy, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. 8bitboy

    8bitboy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2013
    Posts:
    1,762
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Antigua and Barbuda!
    Likes:
    +805
    I just started painting figures recently but I've noticed something horrible since starting. The fumes from Tamiya Acrylics are causing me to develop a lot of phlegm after every time I use it. I tended to cough mounds of this stuff.

    I've tried using those masks that doctors use to combat it but it only helped a little. Even a small whiff is enough to cause small phlegm attacks. I work in my room with the window open and the door wide open with a fan on blowing directly at my direction to throw the fumes off and through the door.

    What would be the best mask to buy to combat this? Thanks.
     
  2. 8bitboy

    8bitboy Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2013
    Posts:
    1,762
    Trophy Points:
    197
    Location:
    Antigua and Barbuda!
    Likes:
    +805
    I should add that I'm not using sprays but the hand paints. Does this mean anything to anyone?
     
  3. Sataninjaku

    Sataninjaku Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2018
    Posts:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    7
    Likes:
    +6
    Ebay:
    I actually haven't had any issues here, but if its getting to you, its be worth investing 30 or so in a respirator mask with disposable cartridge filters. My source: years of customization and a roommate who's a professional painter. 3m makes a good one!
     

Share This Page