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7 Handy Spray Booth Maintenance & Servicing Tips [UPDATED]

When you get a breakdown, 80% of your business grinds to a halt, whereas a quick weekly spray booth maintenance check can prevent over 80% of such issues from arising.

Here are our top 7 spray booth maintenance and servicing tips:

KEEP IT CLEAN

Keep the walls clean, tidy and dust-free. Keep the floor clean to stop overspray and undesirable particles from entering your fresh paintwork, therefore reducing reworks. Keep your light protectors clean so your booth always has maximum light lux levels. If it’s dark and dirty you can make mistakes and not notice until you get outside in the natural light. Regular spray booth maintenance and annual spray booth servicing will ensure these practices are consistently followed, resulting in a high-quality paint job.

CHANGE SPRAY BOOTH FILTERS REGULARLY

As part of your spray booth maintenance routine, it is crucial to change spray booth filters regularly. This keeps airflow within the spray booth at its correct designed levels. When this starts to drop, overspray starts to fly around, and dust accumulates on the walls and flooring. Poor airflow also means fog takes longer to clear meaning the job stays in the booth longer. If the spray booth filters are blocked, the booth takes longer to get to the temperature. It may even struggle to get to temperature, which means longer bake cycles and softer paint which I’m sure you are fully aware is going to hurt production time and end product quality.

ENSURE DOOR SEALS ARE CLEAN AND SEALED TO PREVENT CONTAMINATION

It’s amazing how much dust builds up on doors, this is so often overlooked and causes contamination in your fresh paintwork. Outside undesirables like Silicon can easily find their way into your, just a quick wipe of the door seals is highly worth your effort. Incorporate this task into your   schedule.

WEEKLY WALK AROUND SPRAY BOOTHS

Is your motor making a funny sound? Are the dampers working correctly? A quick weekly inspection can identify these faults before they become a disaster.

ANNUAL SPRAY BOOTH SERVICING PLANS

You need a smoke test carried out once per year and spray booth servicing once per year which should involve a full range of service checks including:

  • Fan blade cleaning
  • Burner removal clean and set up, and
  • General overspray removal of internal ductwork and machinery area.

This spray booth servicing approach will ensure your next 12 months will be trouble-free, provided you maintain your in-house routines.

IS YOUR COMPRESSOR PROVIDING CLEAN & DRY AIR?

The last thing you want is moisture in the air coming out of your air fed equipment. This can be a costly mistake and lead to all kinds of problems.

HAS YOUR 3 STAGE REGULATOR WITHIN THE BOOTH BEEN CHECKED REGULARLY?

Are the spray booth filters in good health, do they need changing? Regular service maintenance is crucial for ensuring the regulator and filters function properly. We recommend you check and change these every 6 months at the very least. This is the air you breathe after all. This simple step is an integral part of spray booth maintenance.

BONUS TIP:

Spray booths are always built into/around a very dusty workshop, this means that all the external equipment connected to the booth can become caked in dust from the workshop environment.

20% of all breakdowns are caused by dust entering/fouling exposed movable parts such as changeover dampers for the spray. Regular repairs and maintenance prevents dust from causing these breakdowns, ensuring the longevity and efficiency of the spray booth.

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