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Mosaic Safety Equipment

Your safety equipment is very important while creating your mosaics. When cutting or smashing your tiles into little pieces, gluing and then grouting your finished mosaics you will need safety equipment.

The essentials include protective eyewear used when cutting or smashing your tiles into little pieces known as tesserae. These little pieces can fly up to your face and eyes causing injury.

Mouth and nose filters are used when mixing your grout. The dust produced can be very harmful to your lungs.

Gloves are used when cutting and grouting tiles. Some grouts can be very corrosive so gloves are very important here. Fresh cut tiles are also very sharp, gloves will protect your hands from these nasty cuts.

Finally I have aprons or smocks to protect clothing and I also like to use knee pads when I happen to be down on my knees for a long period of time installing and then grouting my mosaics.

Eye and Facial Protective Gear

Blick Safety Goggles

$5.24 USD

Comfortable, hight quality optics to protect your eyes during tile nipping and cutting. Meets ANSI Z87.1.

Impact Goggles

$2.89 USD

Protect your eyesight with these comfortable and affordable goggles. Goggles have a clear plastic lens that won't fog up during wear. The frame is made of a soft, flexible vinyl. Goggles are lightweight, and can be worn over most eyeglasses.

Plastic Face Shield

$23.25 USD

Protects the eyes and face with lightweight comfort. Ratchet adjusts to any head size. The shield lifts up in front.

Safety Goggles

$2.99 USD

This pair of comfortable, high quality optics will protect your eyes during tile nipping and cutting. If you already wear glasses, these will fit right over them.

Aprons and Smocks

$6.79 USD

These aprons are durable, comfortable, and washable. Each has a divided front storage pocket, and fits via an adjustable neck strap. Choose from natural canvas 7 oz poly/cotton twill, or heavy washed denim.

$18.52 USD

Lightweight yet longwearing, this dark denim apron is crafted for comfort. It includes a large 9" × 7" (23 cm × 18 cm) chest pocket. It features extra long leg splits with calf ties. Machine washable, 29" × 45" (74 cm × 114 cm).

$4.99 USD

These polyester cotton/twill aprons help keep clothes clean. The adult apron has a tie closure and three pockets. It is screenprinted with either the "Artists Pick Blick" logo or the "Blick Art Materials" logo. The "Artists Pick Blick" apron has an adjustable neck. Adult aprons measure 26" × 26". The colorful kids' apron has a tie closure and bears the "Kids Pick Blick" logo. Kids aprons measure 14" × 18".

$4.20 USD

It's easy to put on, and easy to take off! This child-size apron features a front Velcro waist tie that both kids and teachers love. Made from 7 oz poly/cotton twill fabric.

$5.44 USD

Protect young artists clothing with this blue vinyl apron. It measures 29" long × 17" wide (74 cm × 43 cm) and features twill ties and a neck strap. Fits children ages 6–12. It easily wipes clean with a damp cloth.

$1.95 USD

This lightweight and comfortable long sleeve art smock is specially designed for kids. The cool, breathable fabric is machine washable and dryable. The Tyvek fabric breathes, unlike plastic or PVC smocks that allow heat buildup. Smart smock has an easy-to-use, hook-and-loop closure so the smock can be worn in front or in back. 27" long. Light blue.

Breathing masks

$15.49 USD

Lightweight paper mask offers economical protection against nuisance dusts. Won't interfere with glasses, goggles, or speaking. Masks come in a box of 50.

$7.49 USD

This mask provides protection against certain particles generated during sanding, sweeping, or other dusty operations. Exhalation valve keeps the face cool and dry and includes an adjustable nose clip. 3M respirator masks are easy to breathe through, lightweight, and comfortable, providing quality, reliable protection against pollutants. Fixed elastic straps offer a good fit. Meets NOISH Standards.


Safety Goggles

$1.62 USD

Great for use of nipping or cutting glass pieces, these sturdy plastic gloves will keep you safe from glass chips and splinters, and to keep your hands clean during grouting and glueing. Comes 2 pair per package.

Nitrile Rubber Gloves

$4.62 USD

With great chemical resistance and protection from cuts, abrasions, and punctures, nitrile gloves are practical, durable, and comfortable. Two-color construction provides wear indicator. Features an embossed surface for safe, secure grip. Gloves are 13" (33 cm) long.

Latex Finger Cots

$5.89 USD

These finger coverings keep your fingertips clean and protected while working in pastel or charcoal, handling paper, hot glue, wax, cut glass, needles, and more. Comfortable and durable. Use to protect your finger tips from cuts and paint, or to cover existing cuts and abrasions.

Latex Powdered Disposable Gloves

$12.62 USD

These industrial-quality powdered natural rubber gloves deliver superb tactile sensitivity for complex tasks. pH balanced. Treated with absorbable dusting powder.

$2.38 USD

These softly colored kids gloves are ideal for use with a variety of projects — use them for projects involving fingerpainting, clay modeling, watercolor, crayon, chalk, glue, or papier mâché. Classroom cleanup time is quicker and easier. They also prevent the spread of germs. Latex gloves are sized for small hands and are lightly powdered inside to make them easy to put on and take off.

$3.99 USD

Use these Soft White Cotton Gloves to protect your artwork from oil, dirt, and fingerprints. Versatile, comfortable, and machine-washable, they are perfect for precise work or as a liner under other gloves for moisture apsorption. Available in packages of four.

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