Do I need to wear a mask / filter when using low risk paints and coatings?


You will not need a mask for most low risk painting jobs involving a brush or roller to apply low VOC paints / coatings. If you are spraying these you may need to wear eye protection and the right mask. In general you should ask your supplier for:

	a half-face or a full-face mask respirator with replaceable A2P3 filters for short spray painting tasks up to an hour and within a poorly ventilated area

	a powered (fan-assisted) respirator with a visor and replaceable TH marked A2P3 filters for longer paint spraying tasks

It is also important that these masks fit properly. For more information on masks and correctly fitting them see [Fit2Fit site ](