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 40 years in the glass business, Ruth Dobbins offers experience in all glass-etching techniques as well as in fused and cast glass. Ruth holds a master’s degree in art and has been a partner in an art glass wholesale supply and studio company in Europe, which also placed great emphasis on a training program, before joining forces with her late husband Norm. You can reach Ruth by email at [email protected] or by phone at 505-473-9203.

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