Airbrush Safety FAQ
Do I need some type of protective stuff to start airbrushing?
Yes! you need to respiratory protection, eye protection, hand protection and skin protection
What do you mean by respiratory protection?
A respirator is a device that helps you breath safely in hazardous environments. Respirators are rated R, N, and P. For airbrush nails, you need a respirator rated R95 or higher, designed for protection from “nuisance level” odors and vapors, it can be disposable or reusable. A P95 Respirator is ideal.
Uhhh, so which respirator should I get?
I like this one from 3M. Its a P95, with a carbon layer and disposable. you can get them at Home Depot and Michael’s.. and use a coupon! You can use any respirator that protects against odors and vapors, R95, R100, P95 and P100. Be careful, dont accidently choose a “particle” or “particulate” respirator. Medical masks, dust masks and N95 masks are particulate masks, they don’t filter vapors, so they wont work.