Booth Maintenance

What is the best way to control relative humidity in paint applications?

What is the best way to control relative humidity in paint applications?

This depends on what you are spraying and the surface you are spraying on. There are a lot of waterborne paints that require low humidity to dry out the air and help them dry faster. It is best to reference the technical data sheet of […]

What is the worst contamination/dirt scenario you have seen in a paint booth?

What is the worst contamination/dirt scenario you have seen in a paint booth?

We have seen a full range of paint booth contamination scenarios. Typically, when businesses put in new equipment, they also change a lot of other things in the shop, which can result in contamination in the spray booth. For example, one shop we worked with […]

How often do you see external factors affect the paint job?

How often do you see external factors affect the paint job?

We see it quite often in the industrial realm, since many people use open front paint spray booths, which pull air from the shop environment, or even from outside. This can often introduce contaminants into the paint booth. There are a lot of things to […]

What is your recommendation for filters in an open-front spray booth when using CARC paint?

What is your recommendation for filters in an open-front spray booth when using CARC paint?

We recommend GFS Wave® exhaust paint booth filters from Global Finishing Solutions®. They are polyester filters with a large surface volume. The ridges or “waves” on the filter media capture and retain overspray, acting as a 3D loading system. Flat exhaust filters get clogged very […]

Is there a “magic number” on the manometer at which paint booth filters should be changed?

Is there a “magic number” on the manometer at which paint booth filters should be changed?

Regardless of the filter used, it is a matter of how much total resistance is designed into the fan in question and the relative condition of the fan. All fan units are designed to operate within a range of resistance, that includes the ductwork, plenum […]

What do you recommend to use as a solvent for breaking down overspray on walls?

What do you recommend to use as a solvent for breaking down overspray on walls?

Breaking down overspray on booth walls: Power wash with warm water, soap, and a stiff broom brush or plastic scraper, or sand walls with 120 grit sandpaper, and then maybe 240 grit. Sweep or vacuum floor to remove excess dirt. (If using a vacuum, make […]