Why You Should Always Wear A Spray Paint Suit

Professional painters are exposed daily to chemicals and fumes that can be harmful and toxic while on the job. Not taking the proper safety precautions to protect oneself from this exposure can cause health issues such as skin irritation and other serious medical problems. To help reduce and even eliminate the risks of fumes and toxins from paint, professional painters should always wear a paint suit. Also referred to as a spray suit, these personal safety garments protect the painter vastly more than just normal clothes will. 

A spray paint suit offers protection to painters from dangerous elements associated with commercial, industrial-grade painting and sanding used on automobiles, boats, and other vehicles. First, suits shield against direct contact with hazardous chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin into the bloodstream. Second, paint suits create a barrier from airborne toxins found in paint fumes like isocyanates, cadmium, chromium, and toluene just to name a few. Third, they block out the particles created by sanding that are released in the air during projects other than painting.  

With all of these dangerous and hazardous issues, it is imperative for professional painters of all industries to protect themselves while on the job by always wearing a paint suit. But there are some valid apprehensions to the coverall suit. Workers might be hesitant to wear a suit because of factors such as the temperature, the cost, or the frequency to replace a disposable paint suit. 

This is why is it so important to invest in paint suits that provide the right protection without compromising the comfort and ability to perform tasks well. So what should you look for in a paint suit other than protection associated with health risks?

Since regulating body temperature can play a big factor in not wearing a protective suit, find a covering that offers superior breathability for the wearer. A suit that is ventilated will prevent overheating, fatigue, and dehydration. A paint suit with a highly breathable fabric like a stretch mesh on the back of the suit and hood will allow for optimal heat release.

Next, choose a paint coverall that allows optimal movement and does not impede getting the job done. Full-body dexterity will ensure the painter can have the required full range of motion with their hands, arms, and lower body during any paint job.

You want to wear a paint suit that is durable. Some disposable paint suits are very thin. Aside from less protection from harmful chemicals mentioned above, these suits can easily rip and tear during a project. This type of personal safety suit doesn’t hold up with multiple wears or washes. The best durable paint suits are reusable and washable. 

Finally, look for a spray paint suit that is constructed from lint-free and anti-static materials. Also, a paint suit with a comfortable hood and elastic cuffs for the wrists and ankles not only adds protection, but they help the painter remain comfortable and retain sweat. Other helpful features could include suits that have a comfortable two-way zipper for convenient entry and exit and pockets for easy-access storage for essential smaller items. 

Paint suits are an important item to keep in your auto body shop supplies. We suggest the CTW Nylon Paint Suit is made from lint-free, anti-static nylon and is available for private labelling to add your embroidered logo. Learn more about this and other paint suits by CTW International. Contact us today with any of your protective apparel needs.