TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER STUDIO ENVIRONMENT
If you have any tips for other artists, please let us know.
• If you are using a painting surface much smaller than 30 inches wide, you will get a better flow of air at the painting by covering the collector unit’s screen top to either side of the painting surface.
• For paintings larger than 30 inches wide you may find it best to shift your surface so that the area you are painting is above the collector unit. If you normally paint larger you may want to use two systems. The collector units can be placed side-by-side with one duct coming off of the left and the other the right side of your easel. A strip of Velcro tape between the two will help keep them from shifting.
• Let your ARTIST’S AIR run on at least low for a while after you finish painting to scrub any remaining pollutants from the air. Artists working with oil and acrylic often keep their filter unit running all night on low to clean pollutants that off-gas from their paintings and pallet. It only uses as much electricity as a small light bulb.
• Pastel artists, do NOT blow dust off your surface. Flick off excess dust, by tapping your surface, instead. This will direct most of the dust into the unit.