Once you have invested in developing a booth space for spray painting, you will want to ensure the equipment you are using allows you to deliver a perfect finish for every client.
Regular maintenance and replacement of your spray booth filters will also help you to keep the workspace clean and free from dangerous fumes. Filters are an important component in your air filtration system, removing fumes and dust and other potential contaminants from the air so that operators do not breath in anything dangerous; in addition, the finish on your spray paint will be enhanced.
Making safe and protecting quality
Paint booths can be an expensive investment; therefore, keeping the parts that perform important roles well maintained and replaced regularly – such as the filters – is essential for making the most from your investment, especially after the initial warranty on parts and labour expires.
Products Finishing magazine emphasises the connection between safety and quality in spray booths. Routinely checking your filtration systems and replacing them when they reach their expiration dates is a good way to promote safety in the workplace.
How often should you change filters?
If you don’t pay attention to the Spray booth filters and air circulation in your booth, you could be putting unnecessary pressure on the system. This could shorten its lifespan and cost you money for repairs.
Exhaust filters will need to be changed at least once a month, no matter how often the booth is used, while intake filters should be changed once every three or four months.
Some manufacturers have installed sensors that will notify you when filters need to be changed but you shouldn’t rely on these; instead, schedule regular reviews and maintenance.
You will need to adjust the regularity with which you change the filters based on the number of hours your booth is operating and the quality of air inside and outside your workshop. If there is dirt or smoke in the air around you, the filters will need to be changed more often. Some spray paints may also clog your filters more quickly.
Once you have invested in a spray paint booth to improve the efficiency of your business, it makes sense to check your filters regularly and change them promptly to ensure you deliver clean paint finishes every time.