You, the artist is far more valuable than your tools so in this article I’m going to give you the reasoning behind why you should use safety gear when creating stencil graffiti art! If you want to create outstanding art that lasts for a very long time, then you should also consider using the best protective gear that you can find out there. The reason is simple, you have to focus your entire attention on the end result.
The more you do that, the more interesting and distinct the result will be. But you have to understand that it can be a lot easier for you to obtain great results if you know exactly what protection you need to have. Safety matters and if your health is compromised then the chances of losing the ability to express yourself through your art decreases substantially.
If you do lots of graffiti work, then the first thing you want to focus on is getting a high-quality Respirator Mask. Sure, the mask will make you look cool but that’s not why you need one, so don’t just focus on the appearance on the mask. An awesome looking mask is pointless if its main purpose of protecting you is lacking. The reason why you need it is that you have to deal with lots of toxins in the spray paint while creating your artwork and this can be for hundreds or thousands of hours if you were to do this long term. Short term spray painting without a mask will lead to headaches, dizziness, and nausea. However, long-term use can be far worse. This can include throat and lung cancer, fertility problems, damage to the central nervous system and more!
Gloves are also great if you do a lot of graffiti work. Your skin is very soft and sometimes you can spray paint on your skin by mistake. Since the paint is full of toxins, it can be very problematic for you to get rid of those toxins. This is hard to do, and many times it can lead to some major skin problems in the long run. That’s especially true if you mishandle these paints and you don’t know how to use them correctly and in a reliable manner.
Just like gloves and masks, Goggles are necessary for people that do graffiti often. You can spray some paint on your eyes by mistake as you try to get that perfect angle. But paint on your eyes can lead to blindness, so the last thing you want is to stay without any protective gear like this. Goggles and a mask are mandatory, not to mention that gloves will be necessary so you can keep your skin safe at all times!
But yes, think about your personal health and wellbeing and why you should use protective gear when creating stencil graffiti art. This way you can channel your mind and focus into creating outstanding pieces. The last thing you want is to waste time worrying about your protection when you can get quality protective gear in the first place. It’s a very good idea to use all these protective tools right away if you want to ensure that no harm comes from this entire process. While it can be tricky to find the right protective gear, don’t hesitate to scout the market and even try some of these items out before you buy. This is the best way to make an informed purchase!
HI! I’m the guy behind this site. Living in Bristol, England, I’m an independent filmmaker, blogger and a huge fan of Stencil Graffiti Art.
Using this site, I aim to pass on some of my knowledge to others. Enjoy!