Its been said that a spray booth is a wonderful thing. If neglected,
however, that wonderful thing can cause more paint problems
than it was designed to prevent Sticking with a routine maintenance
schedule not only ensures better, faster workflow, but also helps
your spray booth live a longer healthier life.
Build up of paint deposits on fan blades or stack walls will
reduce the performance of any spray booth by as much as 15 to
25%, or even higher in many cases.
As you well know, fans help flow the air through the filters
to create booth pressure. They also accumulate gunk. Because dirty
blades can lead to imbalance, vibrations and possible bearing
wear, your booth fans need to be cleaned on a regular basis. If
your exhaust fan wobbles from overspray built up on the blades,
serious damage to the unit will occur.
Question: What else should be cleaned in addition to the
fans in my spray booth?
Answer: 1. Other critical areas of concern are dampers
that become coated with paint deposits and if left unattended
will stick and become inoperable.
2. Exhaust Stack - Potential fire hazard and definite loss in
3. Pit - Excessive paint dust will become airborne and collect
on fans, dampers, stack and ceiling filters.
4. Floor, floor grating and interior walls all collect overspray
and cause paint related problems.
The above are just a few of the most critical components. A detailed
list of what would be cleaned on your particular booth can be
sent to you, upon request.
In light of these facts many shop owners or managers put off
critical maintenance due to
budgetary restraints. But the end results are always:
- Spray booths that are prematurely put our of service
- Shops being forced to use these neglected booths because of
high replacement costs
- Large repair bills with no guarantee of how much longer the
booth will operate properly
arrangements can be made with no interest charged