Painting is a simple enough task that anyone can do. But just like any other task that involves tools and chemicals, extra protection is needed.
Some people think that all they have to do before painting is put some old newspapers down to shield the floor from rogue drops or wear old shirts and jeans just in case you spill paint on yourself.
Goggles can give you extra eye protection because you never know what can happen when you’re painting.
Uvex Stealth OTG Safety Goggles (Model #S3970DF)
This pair of good looking Uvex safety goggles aren’t just exclusive to painting tasks.
They’re all-around goggles that were designed to protect your eyes from airborne particles, dust, chemical splashes, UV rays, welding and heat radiation, and anything else that could harm them while working.
Uvex’s dual-coating provides convenience in two ways. It has the UVextreme anti-fog coating on the interior and on the exterior, the Ultra-dura anti-scratch.
These two coatings make the Uvex OTG safety goggles more durable that the average safety goggles.
These goggles also have 99.9% protection against UV rays.
These goggles are super comfortable with the wide, slide headband that is adjustable and pivoting headband clip. It has an elastomer body that ensures a snug, comfortable fit, with no gaps.
The goggles are also big enough to fit over your glasses. Its toric lens is removable and you can switch it with other lenses of different tints or replace the lenses if you need to. Other lenses are sold separately.
Dewalt Concealer Clear Anti-Fog Dual Mold Safety Goggles (Model # DPG82-11C)
You can wear the Dewalt Concealer safety glasses comfortably with its rubber seal and cloth head strap.
The rubber seal ensures that there are no gaps or spaces without hurting you. The head strap is also adjustable so you can choose how loose or tight you want and need the goggles to be.
You want an even coat while painting so you need to be able to see clearly. These goggles have a ventilation channel that helps in fog control making sure that your vision will be as fog-free as possible.
If your lens even needs replacing, you can do that without any problems whatsoever.
The clip attachment lets you replace your lens with ease.
IIT Twin Cartridge Respirator with Safety Goggles (Model #91440)
Paint emits fumes and these goggles come with a respirator.
It’s a pretty cheap respirator and goggles combo and shouldn’t be expected to last a lifetime. But this is perfect for someone who just has a few paint jobs to do.
Instead of buying a pricey respirator with a pair of fairly expensive goggles for a one-off painting project, you can choose to buy this.
The respirator can also protect you dust and pollen which makes it perfect for working outdoors or for other repair projects like sanding or installing drywall.
You might not think that you need goggles just for painting but protecting yourself from fumes and accidental drips is very important.
Accidents can happen any time and you shouldn’t take your chances with getting paint or other material in your eyes when you have options there to protect them.
3M Anti-Fog Safety Goggles with Splash Protection
What most people appreciate about this 3M eye protection is the ability to still wear your prescription glasses underneath.
The seal between the lens and your face is polymeric meaning that it has great adhesive value and is very resilient.
The ventilation occurs in an indirect fashion giving better results with staying fog free with clear air flow throughout.
3M makes this product extremely durable. It can withstand a lot of wear and tear. But if you are concerned about getting them scratched, you could always get a protective carrying case.
How to Care For Your Safety Glasses
While these glasses reviewed here are very tough, it’s always best to keep them in a EVA case. EVA is a special kind of foam that is used in cases for cameras, sunglasses, gaming systems, and more. Most of them are built to withstand shock from dropping on the ground or something landing on them.
I prefer to store anything that has the possibility of getting scratched in a nice case. These EVA cases below have handles and zippers to help transport your goggles safely.