Dust Masks N95 Particulate box of 20 are recommended for tasks that generate non-oily dusts, tasks such as sanding, filing, and mixing up grout. The N95 rating means they capture 95% of all particles 0.3 microns in diameter or larger. You can buy an individual mask at your local building material store, but we sell the bulk pack as a convenience for instructors offering mosaic classes in their studios.
- 3M brand 8200 series
- quantity: 20 masks
- adjustable nose clip with nose foam for better seal
- elastic straps
When and How To Use This Tool
Keep in mind that dust masks are only part of a strategy to prevent breathing dust. You should also mimimize the amount of dust you generate by pouring and mixing carefully and using spray bottles to mist the grout as you mix it.
The masks are not individually wrapped, so keep the box closed during storage to prevent incidental contamination.
Vacuum off used masks before storing them in individual Ziplock sandwich bags labeled with the student’s name.
How To Make Mosaics
For more advice on designing your mosaic project or mounting, cutting, and grouting tile, please see our page of Mosaic Frequently Asked Questions or our Mosaic Information Guide, which lists instructional pages described by topic. We also post new articles about making mosaics at our How to Mosaic Blog.