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BEST Respirator For Alcohol Ink

Respirator For Alcohol Ink

Alcohol ink is a unique medium to work with and is a very enjoyable form of art to create. With gorgeous wispy trails of highly-pigmented color effortlessly floating around on yupo or other surfaces, it is brilliant to see alcohol ink art in its creation stage.

How satisfying is it to watch the inks being carried around on alcohol by air, only to leave beautiful, often impressionistic art, that everyone loves and appreciates.

Alcohol ink art is a big seller, and people are making alcohol ink art on yupo, prepped canvas, coasters, plastics, in/on glass ornaments, to color their resin with and on so many other non-porous surfaces.

Let's face it, alcohol ink is fun to work with. It gives the user a unique way to create art with and is overall just enjoyable.

But are you putting yourself at risk by using alcohol ink?

Alcohol ink seems harmless but are there any risks associated with using alcohol ink? Is alcohol ink toxic? Should you use a respirator for alcohol ink? Let's explore the topic of alcohol ink safety and respirators for alcohol ink a little further.

Respirator For Alcohol Ink

Alcohol Ink Vapors

There are three types of alcohol classified by chemists: isopropyl alcohol, methyl alcohol and ethyl alcohol.

Alcohol ink is ink that is dispersed in an ethanol alcohol base.

Here is what the National Pollutant Inventory has to say about ethanol:

Ethanol is used to dissolve other chemical substances and mixes readily with water and many organic liquids. Ethanol is considered a volatile organic compound by the National Pollutant Inventory.

And according to Poison Control, not only can alcohol vapors injure your lungs, but alcohol can be absorbed into your bloodstream by inhaling alcohol vapors as well.

Respirator For Alcohol Ink

Check the price of the proper respirator for alcohol ink here

Yes, you should wear a respirator for alcohol ink because the alcohol in alcohol ink is ethanol which is an organic, chemical compound. Once ethanol begins to evaporate, it becomes a volatile organic compound, or a VOC. For protection against these toxic alcohol vapors, you should be wearing a respirator for alcohol ink and it needs to have organic filters.

Isopropyl alcohol also releases VOC's during its evaporation process, which is often used with alcohol ink.

You should especially consider wearing a respirator for alcohol ink if you are a long time alcohol ink artist and are constantly breathing toxic alcohol vapors in.

What respirator do I need for alcohol ink?

  • You will need a full face respirator for alcohol ink with organic filters to protect your eyes, nose, respiratory tract and lungs from toxic alcohol ink and isopropyl alcohol fumes
  • You can also get a half-face respirator with organic filters to protect your lungs and respiratory tract only
  • When looking for any respirator mask to work safely with alcohol ink, the respirator must have organic vapor filters to filter out the VOC's from alcohol evaporation
  • The respirator for alcohol ink also must seal around your face properly and fit your head

With this information in mind you are going to first look for the proper respirator for alcohol ink fumes in terms of filters, and also one that has adjustable straps so you can fit it properly to your face.

*A good thing about adjustable straps on a respirator is that other members of your household can use the mask as well because it will typically fit any size of head and face

The Best Respirator For Alcohol Ink

The best respirator mask for working with alcohol ink. is the PD-100 Full Face Organic Vapor Respirator by Parcil Safety, who is based in the USA.

It checks off all the boxes for the best respirator for alcohol ink safety.

This respirator for alcohol ink offers:

  • A rating of N95 equivalent
  • Protection from gasses and organic vapors through its organic filters
  • Comfort (as best a full face mask respirator can) as it has a 'flex-fit' head harness, which means it stays in position once you adjust it to your head
  • Comfort around nasal area: this respirator is silicone-based around the bridge of the nose so it is as comfortable as it can be
  • Adjustable straps. It has 5 very easy to adjust straps which can be tightened with just one pull

We recommend purchasing your Parcil PD-100 Respirator directly from the Parcil Safety, as it comes with a 1-year factory warranty when purchased this way.

    Check price of half face respirator for alcohol ink on Parcil here

    Check price of the respirator for alcohol ink if you wear glasses on Parcil here

    What else can you use this respirator for?

    Respirators for alcohol inks are also handy and versatile for many different projects around the house such as:

    • working with other art mediums like resin
    • varnish
    • spray paint
    • cleaning products
    • cleaning dusty areas
    • painting rooms
    • staining wood
    • stripping stain from wood

    More helpful articles:

    Alcohol Ink Supplies

    Best Alcohol Marker Sets And Brands

    Alcohol Ink Resources

    Alcohol Ink Store On Amazon

    Best Respirator For Concrete Dust

    We hope you learned all about alcohol ink safety and that you will save a Pinterest pin for your future reference. Please be sure to share this article with other members in the alcohol ink community.

    Respirator For Alcohol Ink

    Happy creating!




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