How important is a well-ventilated space when applying color to sandcarved items?

Color application is an often-requested add-on treatment for sandcarved items and requires, besides the obvious paints, an area that is well ventilated and possibly has an exhaust system. Acquiring an appropriate respirator is also a must-have piece of equipment – make sure it is rated by OSHA for vapors. The best respirators are dual-cartridge models with interchangeable filters (approximately $50).

   —Professional Glass Consultant

Ruth Jan 2018

Ruth Dobbins

With over 35 years in the glass business, Ruth Dobbins offers experience in fused and cast glass, as well as in glass-etching techniques. She owns Professional Glass Consultants with her husband Norm and holds a master's in printmaking and art history.

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