Your choice of filters for your paint booth is an important one. This will not only affect the efficiency of your operation but also the quality of your final product – two of the most important elements of running a successful paint booth.
However, your choice of filter will also affect the health and safety of your workers as well as maintenance costs. That’s why you want to secure the best filters possible.
Ultimately, not all filters are created equal. When it comes to filters for your paint booth, there are several types of filters that serve several different functions and are all critical.
Best Filters For Your Paint Booth:
- Air Makeup Filters
Air makeup filters are critical when it comes to protecting your paint booth from various contaminants that could damage your air system and additional parts as well.
Air makeup filters essentially block large particles from being able to enter into the air system, which then keeps the air pressure at the optimal level.
- Intake Filters
Intake filters are responsible for providing clean, filtered air to your painting booth. This ensures that your final product is free of defects due to foreign particles. They essentially extract all contaminants in the paint booth.
Surprisingly enough, it only takes particulates that are 10 microns in size to cause a defect in the final product.
- Exhaust Filters
Exhaust filters ensure that the air leaving your paint booth is safe for the surrounding environment, while simultaneously ensuring that highly toxic chemicals like solid and liquid aerosols don’t remain in the booth itself.
However, exhaust filters also serve a secondary function – they protect fans from overspray buildup.
A final consideration here is to ensure that your filters are maintained – that means replacing them when they need to be replaced. Filters that are old, clogged, and unable to trap all of the dust and other debris that are in the paint booth need to be replaced.
In turn, this affects the quality of your paint job and makes it a more lengthy process, because you will have to add a layer of the paint to ensure a smooth finish from the leftover debris.
Old filters also put additional strain on your equipment, which shortens their lifespan over time.
APC Filtration has been in the business of air filter engineering and manufacturing for more than three decades. We develop the best filters to protect both households and many different industries. Contact us for more information.