Painting asbestos cement

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1 Use the right kit
  • Wear Type 5 disposable overalls
  • Wear the overalls one size too big and put the legs over the top of footwear
  • Do not re-use disposable overalls
  • This work doesn’t normally need a face mask
2 Keep dust down
  • Wipe dusty surfaces with a damp cloth and put the used cloth in a plastic sack
  • Use low solvent paint. Spray the surfaces evenly in a sweeping motion using a low pressure paint system
  • If not possible, gently paint the surface using a brush or roller
  • Put used brushes and rollers into the plastic sack
  • Avoid over painting one area as this can damage the surface
3 Clean up properly
  • Use a damp cloth or Class H vacuum cleaner with a special filter to clean up
  • Do not use a domestic vacuum cleaner or a brush as these will spread asbestos fibres into the air
  • Double bag all waste including masks, overalls, cloths and plastic sheets in plastic sacks, seal with tape and label as asbestos waste
  • Contact the local tips in your area to find one that accepts asbestos waste
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