Be it while painting or doing any job, taking safety precaution is the most crucial thing as it is always better to be safe than sorry. Luckily, those protecting equipment are inexpensive and is readily available in Nepal.
Usually, the safety precautions are taken for hands and eyes of the painter and good thing is the needed safety equipment may already be in your storeroom or garage in Nepal.
The most essential item for surface preparation before applying wall colors is a pair of cloth gloves you normally use for gardening in Nepal. Wear it while scraping, sanding, wire brushing and other tasks of surface preparation to protect yourself from splinters, cuts, and blisters and to avoid it from ruining your day.
You would need cloth gloves for surface preparation as well, as rubber gloves come handy while dealing with just bleach solution to remove mold and mildews or when working with any type of paint remover or acidic material. After completing your paint job, wear it again if you are using mineral spirits or paint to clean up the tools and equipment.
After securing hands for the paint job, make sure to protect your eyes as well. Wear safety goggles especially while working with bleach, acid, or any harsh chemicals on the walls to prevent any contact with eyes. Similarly, wear goggles while scraping, wire brushing, sanding and while painting overhead as well as the wall paints can fall in the eyes. Coming to sanding process, while doing it, wear a dust mask to prevent from inhaling any type of small dust particles. Last but not the least, if you are spray painting, do not forget to wear a vapor respirator in order to prevent from inhaling paint particles and fumes in Nepal.
Even though these tips may look minor, however if ignored, this can not only cause an adverse effect on your health in long term, but it can cause serious injuries as well. You have taken painting project in your own hands, it is wise to take care of your own safety as well.