From quality of work to safety of employees and environment, filter investment is just as important as the Paint Booth itself. As part of routine maintenance of equipment, filters require true diligence to facilitate both the work quality and booth lifespan. While many places will sell you a Paint Booth, knowing where to get advice to keep it in peak condition, might lead you elsewhere with good purpose. WD Services keeps over 100,000 filters in stock and will gladly help you find what you need for your paint booth. From air intake to exhaust, using the properly manufactured and fitting filter is vital.
Air Makeup Filter
The air makeup filter is the first line of defense in providing the pressurized air needed. Any pressurization issues will most likely start here. This filter must begin picking up the particulates that will affect performance of the paint booth. That is why high quality, well-fitting, and regularly scheduled changing of filters are so important.
The Intake filter keeps your quality of work consistent. Because particulates of only 10 microns or 0.0004 inches, can affect the outcome of your work, keeping these filters at optimum efficiency is paramount. Different booths use different types of filters that carry a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) that determines an internal clean room atmosphere. Cross-Draft booth filters normally range from 6-8 while a downdraft booth filter boasts a 10 or higher rating. This kind of MERV rating determines the percentage of particulates of 10 microns or larger kept out of the booth. It would not be a bad idea to consider these factors when purchasing a booth in the first place.
Exhaust filters are crucial for environmental safety and the safety of workers and other equipment. A poor quality or ill-fitting exhaust filter could allow release of solid or liquid aerosols that endanger workers and cause costly build-ups on equipment. Considering these filters protect against toxic materials release into the atmosphere, knowing your filter, its makeup, and position will keep you and your workers safe. Different fibers and consistencies in these filters determine utmost performance.
The precision you present on a customer’s vehicle is greatly effected by your paint booth scheduled maintenance of filters. All of these filters will need changing at varying rates, and it is crucial to understand the demands you place on the equipment is a huge factor. From paint type to shop volume all demand consideration when preparing your scheduled maintenance. Get the facts from a company who understands how important your reputation is at WD Services. Get the one on one attention you deserve from a company willing to service your paint booth, even if you bought it elsewhere.