There are many benefits to having a separate room set apart for the specific task of mixing paint. A paint mixing room is an enclosed space with a controlled environment designed for the sole purpose of mixing, handling, and storing paint materials and compounds. Having a separate space makes it possible to maintain product quality, create a safer environment, and increase productivity.
Maintaining Product Quality
Paint mixing rooms improve the quality of paint and finish compounds by reducing the possibility of contamination. Dust and debris that can damage the paint are kept out of the room and away from the product. Humidity, moisture and other climate-related challenges can be managed. And contaminates, such as other chemicals or compounds cannot corrupt the paint while it is being mixed or stored. A separate sanitary space maintains a high-quality product before it is applied.
Maintaining Safety Is The Most Important Goal
Even more important than maintaining product quality, is maintaining your employees’ safety. Stored in a paint room are large amounts of highly flammable materials, such as paints and solvents. Keeping these volatile compounds separate and away from sources of heat is critical to the stability of the facility. In addition, a separate paint mixing room protects the other workers in the plant from toxic fumes. As for the people mixing the paint inside the room, it’s imperative they have adequate ventilation while handling harmful materials, even though they should always be equipped with protective garments and gear. Since mix rooms are also storage sites for paint containers, mix rooms should be engineered to contain spills.
Specialized Recirculating System Maintains Optimal Environment
Paint mixing rooms are equipped with specialized recirculation systems. That means that unfiltered air from the rest of the factory is not making its way into the enclosed mixing room. The system helps maintain the optimal environment and climate for your plant’s painting processes, while simultaneously protecting workers.
A Well-Designed Mixing Room Increases Productivity
A paint mixing room helps improve productivity by streamlining the mixing process. Having all the tools and materials needed, such as compounds, supplies, and protective gear, in one place, at the workers’ fingertips saves time and increases efficiency. An organized space created for this specific purpose eliminates delays that slow down progress. Incorporating excellent lighting, easy-to-clean surfaces, and spill containment equipment can all contribute to a smoother more effective environment.
In conclusion, paint mixing rooms are an integral part of an industrial painting process for businesses in many industries. Not only do mixing rooms play an important part in product quality, but also have a significant impact on safety and productivity. And of course, in many instances, they are necessary to comply with codes and regulations.
At Production Systems, we help companies with solutions that meet their requirements and goals for integrating a paint mixing room. Contact our experts to learn more about the benefits of our mixing rooms and other paint booth products that we offer manufacturing companies.