“I work for Martin’s Wood Products in Myerstown, PA. We manufacture and finish furniture, and we’re looking for a way to protect the lenses that cover the fluorescent lights in our spray booths. As overspray from our stain, paint, sealer and top coat cover and diminish the light output through the lenses, we simply take a razor blade and scrap of the excess. It’s not something we have to do often, but it can be kind of tedious. Do you have something that you could recommend from your line of products that would simplify this procedure? It would have to perform as follows:
1. It needs to be “clear” so the booth lights can continue to illuminate the furniture being finished.
2. It needs to be able to withstand the chemicals/solvents found in stain, paint and post-catalyzed sealer and top coat without “breaking down.”
3. It must be compatible with the chemicals/solvents found in stain, paint and post-catalyzed sealer and top coat so “fish eye” doesn’t occur in the finish.”
Our Recommendation: Boothcoat 5140 is a water based peelable coating that dries to a clear hard film. The cured coating is water and solvent resistant. This coating has excellent peeling properties from glass. It has not silicon or waxy substances.
“I just talked to your technical department and was told to e-mail you for information. We are just completing a very large industrial paint booth. The paint booth measures 100′ x 25′ by 22′ high. We are an industrial coatings contractor. Our paint booth will see all types of industrial coatings from zinc’s to epoxies to urethanes. We will be heat curing in the neighborhood of 150° degrees. I am looking at a couple of different products to protect all of our light fixtures as well as walls, ceilings and floors.” – Dean
On the phone we discussed our recommendations:
1) BOOTHCOAT 5201—Water based peelable coating that cures by upon water evaporation to a glossy white enamel and is easy to peel from clean metal surfaces.
2) BOOTHCOAT 2060—Water based peelable coating as above but can be peeled from not so well cleaned metal surfaces.
3) Peelkleer 5358—Clear water based peelable coating for light fixtures.
A gallon of Boothcoat covers 150 to 180 Square feet.
If your booth is 100 feet long by 25 feet wide by 22 feet high you will, Including the overhead 7450 square feet to cover.
That is about 50 gallons of paint.
“Hello. I’m looking for a peelable mask to use on extruded aluminum trays that we use to carry urethane molds through our manufactured stone process. It would need to resist a EVA/cement-based “paint” and concrete, then be removable when we the build-up on the trays is too great. Thanks!”
Our Recommendation: Try our clear Booth Coat 5140 or white Booth Coat 5201. Both Products are water based, non hazardous and highly resistant to the coatings you mention as well as water, alkali, solvent and heat. They can simply be peeled from the aluminum surface when coatings build up.
Paint Spray Booth Operation: Warning
Overspray accumulates quickly on spray booth walls, lights, and windows. It is highly flammable and a spontaneous combustion hazard. Overspray buildup reduces booth illumination and limits operator efficiency.
Paint Spray Booth Maintenance: The Past
The old way of removing overspray accumulation called for using hand scrapers for walls and solvent-soaked rags for lights. This messy, labor intensive chore was often postponed, which only made matters worse. If, by chance, a conventional solvent type booth coating was used, the mess was still there, and an OSHA and EPA problem as well.
Paint Spray Booth Maintenance: The Right Way
Safety in the workplace and environmental concerns dictate that today’s paint spray booth coatings keep pace with ever-changing Federal, state, and local laws. General Chemical ‘s answer to this problem is – a line of spray booth coatings which are nonflammable, environmentally safe, and low in volatile organic compounds (VOC)
Osha 1910.107 (g) (2):
“All spraying areas shall be kept as free from the accumulation of deposits of combustible residues as practical, with cleaning conducted daily, if necessary.”
Use Paint Spray Booth strippable Coating or Peelable coating and when flammable overspray builds up just peel it off!
General Chemical has a complete line of Peelable Masks to meet your challenging requirement. If we do not have something to meet your specific requirement, than we will develop it by working with you to meet that need for strippable coating.