I’m doing more and more diy at home so I’d like to invest in some PPE.
What type of mask would you recommend for sanding, occasionally mixing cement/mortar, spray painting, etc?
There is a wide choice of types and I don’t know where to start.
Those are all a little different
@recursion has a lot of knowledge in this area
The JSP Force 8 half face masks are popular in the woodshop and have a full range of filter cartridges available
+++ on JSP their PPE is nice and low price compared to 3M.
The JSP stuff is decent quality, yeah! Their Press-to-Fit thing is great for ensuring you have a good seal when you put on the mask.
Everything but the spray paint can be done with the standard filter cartridges that come with the Force-8 mask (the P3RD, as all they do is generate particulates). The problem with spray painting is that they generate aerosolised elements, so you want an ABEK-rated filter. The force-8 masks have interchangeable filters, and JSP sell a filter block that is ABEK1+P3 called the ABEK1P3R. In general, my advice would be to wear the lightest filters you can safely get away with - as you go up in filtration, the filters get bulkier, heavier, and harder to breathe through.
Thanks for advise!