Paint Sprayer Safety Tips

Paint Sprayer Safety Tips

Paint sprayers are safe to use; however, you should handle them with care. They, like all other tools, deserve to have your respect when you are using them. A lot of the paint sprayers that are available are very powerful. They use pressurized air to spread out paint evenly. If your skin happens to come into contact with the end of the spray nozzle, it could cause a puncture to your skin and inject paint into your system. Although this is rare, it could put toxins into your body. You should seek medical treatment if this happens, even if it only looks like a tiny cut, and be able to tell your doctor what type of paint you were using. Chances are good, it is not just a minor injury. For this reason, it is also best if you use the spray gun’s safety switch when you are not using it. This will prevent children from accidently spraying it and ensures that everyone stays safe.

You should also wear a face mask to ensure you do not inhale a lot of paint fumes and eye goggles to ensure you do not end up getting paint in your eyes. Even if you do have on a face mask, you need to make sure that you only spray paint in a well-ventilated area to ensure that you do not inhale fumes. Exposure to paint fumes can make it difficult to breathe and cause you to become dizzy. Both of these issues can become dangerous, especially if you are painting from a ladder. Another great reason for proper ventilation is that there is a risk of fire or an explosion if you are closed up in a room with a running sprayer, paint fumes, and a spark. There are some paints that are flammable and there are also solvents that can catch fire. This risk is further increased by an ungrounded spray system if the hose gathers static electricity and it travels through the gun.

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