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Our Industrial Spray Painting Techniques REVEALED!

Our Industrial Spray Painting Techniques REVEALED!
July 15, 2019 APT Spray Painting

Every project we work on at APT Spray Painting is completed with our specially formulated 22-step plan which allows us to ensure perfect, pristine work, each and every time. This plan is a pivotal part of our quality assurance practices and ensures that every project we complete meets the customers needs exactly. This 22-step plan is carried out over eight business days and is key to making our projects run on time, every time.

Here is a quick rundown of our specially formulated APT Spray Painting workflow:

Day 1

1. The customer checks in the job in with the office.
2. A job sheet is created which covers all of the information pertaining to the customer’s requests. This covers colour, quantity, item description, special instructions and customer details.
3. The job is scheduled into our forward plan of work and paint/materials are ordered.
4. Work commences on the job – this can be anything from disassembly to repairs, abrasive blasting, chemical pretreatment, panel beating, bogging, welding, sanding and masking, washing and finally blowing down.

Day 2

5. Step 4 is continued on Day 2. The job continues to be prepared – if final sanding is required, this is completed before the item is blown down or cleaned with a tack cloth. This ensures the item is dust free before painting begins.

Day 3

6. The booth is prepared and all of the air-lines are purged with tools laid out.
7. The spray booth is loaded with racks, trolleys and skids in preparation for working around them.
8. The job is primed. This means that the specific primer for the job is mixed and the spray-gun is set up to check for wet film thickness. Different primers do require different conditions of use so drying times will vary.

Day 4

9. If the item requires it, sanding is performed again by hand.
10. At this point, an intermediate coat is applied. Some paints will require a second, different type of primer to be applied before the top coat is laid down. This requires the tasks on Day 3 to be repeated.

Day 5

11. Sanding is performed again to ensure an absolutely flawless final finish.
12. Now it is time to apply the top coat. The booth is prepared again and the gun is set up to ensure the correct levels are applied when spraying. If the product requires a clear coat, this is now applied and the job is visually inspected before it is moved to the drying room. 2 pack paints are a full 7-day cure with a minimum overnight dry before touching.

Day 6

13. A visual inspection is performed – the quality of coverage is checked.
14. Paint thickness is tested as some industries require DFT data to be recorded (dry film thickness).
15. The curing room is unloaded

Day 7

16. The job is demasked.
17. It is then reassembled if the job requires it.

Day 8

18. The job is packaged and prepared for dispatch.
19. The products are loaded/unloaded.
20. Jigging accessories are packed away.
21. Trolleys and racks are returned to storage.
22. The work area is decontaminated.
23. The office team complete the job sheet and finalise job details. Invoicing is sent to the customer and as well as letting them know that their job is ready for collection.

As you can see, APT Spray Painting takes spray painting very seriously. Contact us online for any spray painting needs you have, or, if you’re old school, pick up the phone and call us on 07 3390 5721 to talk to one of our friendly team members.