How To Change Your Paint Booth Filters
When it comes to creating perfect finishes and staying profitable, having a well-maintained and clean paint booth is an absolute must. One big and easy way to do this is by changing your intake and exhaust filters on a regular basis.
Beyond that, proper paint booth filter maintenance will help your booth stay efficient and produce the highest quality finishes possible. However, it’s also necessary in order for your paint booth to meet operational, health, and safety standards required by both the NFPA and OSHA. Depending on the types of filters you have, their brand, and even style, they’ll all have different standards for when the need to be replaced.
However, paint booth design, spray equipment, temperature, fan speed, and paint type will also impact the rate at which you need to change your filters. When it comes down to it, your paint booth manufacturer will be the best source for filter replacements, regular maintenance, and basic information needed for keeping your paint booth cost-efficient and clean.
In most paint booths, there will be a gauge called the manometer. The manometer will give you a visual indication of how the filters are doing and when they’re getting close to needing to be changed. When setting up maintenance, you should use the manometer to establish a fixed schedule for changing exhaust filters. You’ll find further information about this from your paint booth manufacturer’s manual.
However, if your booth does not have a manometer, you should establish a strict maintenance schedule early on that is built around the volume of spraying you perform. While you should ultimately, get a manometer, the recommended average replacement for ceiling filters is roughly twice a year. As for the other filters, we recommended at least once a month.
If your filters get clogged or stop working properly, air will struggle to flow through the booth– creating problems with dust and debris contaminating the inside. Beyond that, if you allow over-spray to develop, it will directly impact the quality of your finishes. However, it’s also dangerous since it can create a flammable environment.
No matter what, whenever you replace your filters, it’s important to wear all of the appropriate gear: a respirator, eye protection, gloves, and a full body suit to keep the paint particles off of you. Remember, the debris on the filters can be hazardous and should be treated as such. If you choose to change them out yourself, make sure you go through the proper disposal steps.
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