I have a Bink’s mask and a 3m respirator mask they both work well. The only problem is after I'm spraying for a while a nice drop of moisture is left on a piece that I have just finished. I have tried putting a piece of sponge in the bottom of my mask to stop the drip but it usually falls out when I take it off. Any help would deeply appreciated.
From contributor L:
I use cotton balls and Kleenex. Fresh pre-filters and cartridges usually keep this to a minimum with my mask.
The shape of your face is what is usually the deciding factor. Some people cannot be properly fitted with a half face respirator, and have to use a full face respirator. Going down to the Sherwin Williams store, Lowes, etc., and picking one off the shelf is not the way to select a respirator. You should be fitted for one by a qualified safety person who can perform the appropriate smoke and chemical sense tests. Most industrial hygienists can do this testing. This takes more time and costs more, but how much is your long term health worth?
Comment from contributor B:
My 3M mask does the same thing. It is not a leak. It happens when you breathe out. The flap on front pushes forward and releases condensation. This will not allow dust or vapors into mask since as soon as you start to breathe in, the flap closes again. I've never tried to shove anything in there. From time to time I just wipe it out while blowing hard to catch any liquid that might be on the verge of falling out.