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    Is a COVID mask ok for sanding?


    I’ve been preparing to restore my wood flooring for a while now and I’m planning to sand it to down to begin with. I’ve read that I should wear a dust mask. Could I just use one of my face masks I’ve been using for covid?

    Asked by Pete on 4th Mar 2021
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    Perfect Construction

    "Yes, a "covid" mask is okay as long as it is FFP2 or FFP3."

    Answered on 12th Oct 2021 - Member since Dec 2020 - report
    Croydon Handyman

    "sanding requires a mask with no gaps, covid masks are medical and construction masks are fully covered."

    Answered on 4th Jan 2022 - Member since Feb 2018 - report
    JR Property Maintenance

    "I wouldn't recommend it, masks generally don't cost that much, i would invest in one for the sake of a few pounds"

    Answered on 9th Jun 2021 - Member since Jan 2019 - report
    Haven properties

    "No is the short answer. You need a proper face fit mask with filters and use extraction if poss for power sanding. Dampening the area to sand slightly will help minimise the amount in the air but you will not be able to stop it. Ventilate. Extract and use PPE if you value your lungs..."

    Answered on 10th Mar 2021 - Member since Nov 2020 - report
    Chipindale Joinery

    "Not really. You should really use a proper filtered face mask"

    Answered on 5th Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    BP Joinery & Carpentry

    "Unfortunately not, you will breathe in most of the dust but if you search JSP FORCE 8 MASK RESPIRATOR WITH PRESS TO CHECK FILTERS P3 on screwfix, this is much more safer and comfortable to wear as masks can be really irritating."

    Answered on 14th Mar 2021 - Member since Jan 2021 - report
    D tech FM

    "No No no no and No sorry grab yourself a decent mask"

    Answered on 15th Jun 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report

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