Common Painting Hazards

Find the right MCR Safety product that protects you against these common hazards.

Abrasive Handling


Thousands of chemical compounds are used to manufacture paint products like pigments, extenders, binders, additives, epoxies, isocyanates, and solvents. Whenever you're handling paint thinner or solvents (toluene, xylene, ketones, alcohols, esters, and glycol ethers), be sure you're wearing chemical-resistant gloves.


Orange Neoprene Latex Gloves 28 mil Flock Lined 12 Inch Length Straight Cuff


Nitri-Chem™ Flock Lined Green Nitrile Gloves Industrial Grade 13 Inches in Length 15 mil Thickness


Chem-Tech™ Neoprene over Latex Gloves Yellow Flock Lined Latex Dipped in Blue Neoprene 28 mil...

Cold weather

There is no off-season for painters, which means these workers need insulated gloves and winter jackets during the colder months. Have you seen our top-selling Ninja Ice gloves?


Ninja® Ice Insulated Work Gloves 15 Gauge Black Nylon with Acrylic Terry Interior HPT Palm and...


Ninja® Ice Insulated Cut Resistant Work Gloves 15 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell 7 Gauge Acrylic Terry...


Ninja® Ice Insulated Work Gloves 15 gauge Orange Nylon with Acrylic Terry Interior Fully Coated...


Ninja® Ice Insulated Work Gloves 15 Gauge Black Nylon with Acrylic Terry Interior Fully Coated...

Dropped Objects

Most construction sites require workers to wear steel toe boots. Painters can often get away with wearing comfy sneakers as they work inside. However, there are times when painters need the protection of boots. We offer white steel toe boots to match the white attire painters wear!


16 Inch White PVC Boots Steel Toe with Cleated Sole Polyester Liner


16 Inch Black PVC Work Boots Steel Toe with Cleated Sole Polyester Interior Lining Over the Sock...


6 Inch Black PVC Boots with Lace-Up Strings Steel Toe and Steel Shank Cleated Sole, Polyester Liner


15 Inch Black PVC Work Boots Steel Toe with Cleated Sole Polyester Interior Lining Over the Sock...


Sanding off old paint increases the amount of dust in the air. A nice pair of sealed eyewear or goggles makes a big difference in keeping eyes protected.  We do offer dust masks and KN95 respirators.  However, it’s important to note, MCR Safety’s dust masks are not designed for use around paint. Only specially-designated paint respirators should be used, and these are not a form of PPE that MCR Safety stocks. We Protect People, which is why we remind you to use the proper mask type for your painting project!


Predator® PD2 Safety Goggles with Clear Lens Anti-Fog Lens Coating Full Foam Lined for Comfort...


Swagger® SR5 Series Gray Foam Lined Safety Glasses Clear MAX6® Anti-Fog Lenses Spoggle Strap Slot...


KN95 General Purpose Universal Face Masks Elastic Ear Loops to Fit Multiple Facial...


Flat Fold Disposable Face Mask 3-Ply Polypropylene Material Elastic Ear Loops

Exposed Skin

MCR Safety carries a wide array of apparel, including Henley t-shirts and long sleeve hi-vis shirts. We also offer white Tyvek® coveralls and shoe covers to protect your body and clothes from paint.


DuPont™ Tyvek®, Coverall with zipper front, elastic sleeves & ankles, attached hood, white


Flame Resistant (FR) Long Sleeve Henley Shirt Max Comfort™ Material 100% Cotton, Tan


Class 3, T-Shirt Long Sleeve, Polyester Birdseye Mesh Fabric, 2 Inch Silver Stripes, Left Chest...


DuPont™ Tyvek®, Coverall with collar, zipper front, open sleeves and ankles, white

Hand Fatigue

It may not seem like an immediate hazard, but painters use their hands a lot for drywall taping, sanding, and painting. When hand pain and fatigue starts to kick in, people start making mistakes, and those hands can face dangers! Thin protective gloves are a painter's best friend. And check out the drywall gloves we have to offer!


Ninja® Lite Work Gloves 18 Gauge Blue Nylon Shell Polyurethane (PU) Coated Palm and Fingertips


MCR Safety Cut Pro® 18 Gauge Hypermax™ Shell Cut, Abrasion and Puncture Resistant Work...


Ninja® BNF Work Gloves 18 Gauge Nylon / Spandex Shell NFT® Palm and Fingertip Coated 47% Greater...


MCR Safety Cut Pro® Ninja® BNF Work Gloves 18 Gauge Kevlar® Shell NFT® Coated Palm and...


Heat-stripping guns can reach up to 1,200°F!  Heavy-duty leather gloves offer excellent heat protection.


MCR Safety High Heat Welding Double Wool Lined Treated Green Split Leather


Leather Drivers Work Gloves Select Grade Cow Grain Leather Kevlar™ Lined with Keystone Thumb


Big Jake® Premium Premium A+ Side Leather Palm Work Gloves Full Leather Back with 2.5 Inch Safety...


Mustang Leather Drivers Utility Work Gloves Grain Goatskin Double Palm, Unlined Sewn with DuPont™...

Impaired Vision


Skin irritation from spills, splashes, and sprays is all too common for painters. Dermatitis and skin rashes can occur when harsh or caustic elements come into contact with the skin. Even if you're wearing a traditional work glove, it makes sense to wear it over the top of a disposable glove.  That way, the lightweight disposable keeps the paint or liquids from touching your hands.


NitriShield® with Grippaz™ Technology Blue Disposable Nitrile Gloves Powder Free Industrial Food...


NitriShield® with Grippaz™ Technology Black Disposable Nitrile Gloves Powder Free Industrial Food...


SensaTouch™ Disposable Latex Gloves Powder Free Industrial Food Service Grade 9.5 Inches in...


NitriShield® with Grippaz™ Technology Disposable Nitrile Gloves Powder Free Industrial Food...


Painters may find themselves working outside and having the sun glaring down on them, which means the body needs covered up with cool, breathable fabrics. Polarized safety glasses also help minimize the glare and keep the eyes protected!


Dominator™ DM3 Series Safety Glasses with Polarized Fire Mirror Lenses Gun Metal Frame Color with...


Swagger® SR5 Series Gray Foam Lined Safety Glasses Gray MAX6® Anti-Fog Polarized Lenses Spoggle...


Dominator™ DM3 Series Polarized Biofocal Readers 2.0 Diopter Gray MAX36™ Lenses Anti-Fog / Anti...


Mossy Oak® Blades® Swagger® UD1 Series Camouflage Safety Glasses Mossy Oak Shadow Grass® Blades®...

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