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Profit in Your Paint Booth: Preventative Maintenance – Minimizing Risks to Maximize Profit

Want your spraybooth to operate efficiently and at maximum output? Then check out this list of preventative maintenance duties that you or an authorized service technician need to perform to keep your investment running smooth.

Sponsored by Garmat USA

OK, you’ve just purchased a new spraybooth. Great. To keep your new investment working efficiently and at maximum output, though, you’ve got to keep on top of preventative maintenance – in order to prevent subpar performance or, worse yet, a costly breakdown. Some of these tasks can be done by your staff, while others require the help of a qualified service technician.

Here is a checklist of preventative maintenance duties that should be performed and how often:

Daily

Clean/wipe down air hoses

Weekly

Daily maintenance plus:

  • Vacuum interior of spraybooth
  • Wipe interior of spraybooth walls
  • Replace exhaust filters

Quarterly

Weekly maintenance plus:

  • Clean light fixtures
  • Vacuum pit and tunnel/towers
  • Clean and remove overspray from floor
  • Clean and remove overspray from walls
  • Check motor belts
  • Clean/pressure wash floor grates
  • Inspect door seals; replace if needed
  • Service airflow switches/clean and adjust*

Semi-annually

Quarterly maintenance plus:

  • Lubricate door hinges
  • Lubricate blower shaft bearings
  • Calibrate booth pressure balancing gauge*
  • Inspect fire suppression system*

Annually

Semi-annual plus:

  • Check and tighten all electrical connections*
  • Clean light tubes
  • Check light fixture glass seals
  • Clean inside of all light fixtures and glass
  • Clean exhaust stack, dampers and stackhead
  • Clean main exhaust blower/fan*
  • Burner system tune-up*
  • Clean upper plenum
  • Lubricate motors
  • Check air balance
  • Replace intake filters (every 1,000 hours)
  • Check/adjust compressed air system

As Required

  • Bulbs – check and replace*
  • Door seal/gasket replacement
  • Door hinge white nylon bushing inspection
  • If using protective booth coatings, replace as manufacturer recommends

* = call authorized service technician

For more information on Garmat USA, visit www.garmat.com.

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