A beginner’s guide to spray booth filters

It stands to reason that the quality of your filters will affect the quality of the final product. Cheap filters can have a big effect on the efficiency and longevity of your spray booth and even impact negatively on employee safety. This is why it is important to know the different kinds of filter available.

Know your spray booth filters

Using a dedicated spray booth gets the job done faster and more efficiently. For the best results, you need an air filter to ensure the booth is clean of the dust and particles that can ruin the paint job. Your paint booth’s filter plays an essential part in holding your air filtration system working at greatest capacity. This means that your filter plays a part in keeping away toxic fumes and vapors, as well as swiftly taking out dust, debris, and other possible smudges from your paint booth.

Input filters scrub the air in your booth to ensure it is free from the particles that can negatively impact your work; in fact, a particle of just 0.01mm or 10 microns can spell disaster if it hits the paintwork.

If you are experiencing airflow issues, the chances are that the input filters are at fault. If there is too little airflow, your filters could be clogged and need cleaning; if there is too much, they could be incorrectly fitted.

Extract filters clean the air as it leaves the booth. This is part of your legal obligation to protect staff from harmful chemicals and protect the environment.

Butt extract filters have an additional use – they protect the elements of the spray booth itself. This helps to extend the lifespan of the ducting, dampers and fans by reducing over-spray build-up. Suitable filters are available from suppliers such as www.dustspares.co.uk/spray-booth-filters.

Most booths use a double extract filter system – one to act as a paint stop and the second to fully clean the air to be exhausted. These filters must be capable of absorbing over-spray without having to be frequently changed and ensure optimal airflow so that any pressure drop is minimised.

Auxiliary drying systems are used to filter contaminants out of air forced into the booth. If your drying systems are causing poor work, the chances are that you need to change the filters.

Maintain your filters

It is not always easy to know when your filter needs changing; however, a dirty filter can impact directly on your work. Using a Magnehelic gauge or manometer can help to identify any exhausted filters; alternatively, contact a professional maintenance company to keep your booth clean for maximised efficiency.

Your brand new paint booth should come with a assurance that covers parts and toil. The amount of time that your booth’s covered under assurance differs by company, and our paint booths are normally secured for one year with the alternative of extended warranties. With that said, you require to come up with a plan to hold your paint booth powerful and healthy after its warranty expires.

Author: Robin Gupta