When your spray booth needs a service, or you need repairs or replacement parts, there are a number of providers across the country to choose from. This makes deciding where to put your trust difficult, so why should you choose AGM Services?

We believe you won’t find a better, more efficient or more experienced and knowledgeable spray booth servicing and maintenance provider anywhere else.

We offer a nationwide service

We provide breakdown cover, servicing and repairs all throughout the UK. Our coverage is nationwide with engineering teams located strategically, so wherever your bodyshop is, we can keep your spray booth equipment in top condition and running how it should. You can choose AGM Services whether you have just one location or multiple sites – no matter where you’re based, you can expect the high standards we always guarantee.

Highly trained, professionally qualified engineers

When it comes to spray booth servicing and maintenance, safety is number one here atAGM Services. All our spray booth engineers are Gas Safe registered, PASMA and IPAF certified, and trained in-house with a rigorous and thorough program. We ensure we keep on top of our staff’s skills with regular in-house assessments to ensure that no matter where you are, and no matter what the job, you will be getting the high-quality servicing and repairs you expect.

Information available when you need it, where you need it

AGM Services’ customer portal is a revolution in customer service. With the click of a button, a wealth of service information is available. This secure portal is designed to provide service reports, equipment registers, and reports on all your equipment managed by us. Rather than having to store reports and files physically, they are all kept securely in one place for easy and quick access. Test results, certificates and schedules are all stored together, so whether you have just one location or premises spread across multiple locations, it will make your life much easier.

Our staff are in the know

When it comes to having professional customer service at the end of the phone, we are always on the ball. Ensuring the right technician is sent to the right job with the right equipment and spares can only be done by a team of professionals in the industry. Our friendly in-house team is clued-up on exactly what’s needed and can provide the guidance and call outs for exactly the job that needs doing. Why not give us a call today for a quote on your job and get on board with us?

The spray booths you see today are using the industry’s latest developments and innovations. The processes that made them have progressed over the years, and the ways in which they help businesses have progressed too.

It begs the question: where did it all start? Our industry works with increasingly sophisticated machinery, but it wasn’t always the case. Our now impressive technology was once basic and elementary, as were the processes surrounding general spray booth maintenance.

Here’s a full history of spray booth technology. Where it came from, and the people responsible for where it is today.

Let’s start at the beginning: the 1880s

Yep, it really does go back that far! For spray guns, anyway. In 1887, a Marshall Fields maintenance supervisor by the name of Joseph Binks invented a cold-water paint spraying device which allowed the company to whitewash walls. Humble beginnings, but the beginnings of something big nonetheless.

1888 came along, and so did Dr Allen DeVilbiss with his medical atomiser invention. The civil war veteran was looking for a better way of treating throat infections but created the prototype for what would become the air paint spray gun.

Now, on to the 1900s

1905 would be an important year for the technology used today. In 1905, Dr Allen DeVilbiss’ son Tom joined the family company and started looking for new ways to use the atomiser. After some experimentation with perfume applications (which DeVilbiss Snr. deemed frivolous), Tom invents the first-ever compressed air paint gun which becomes popular within an industrial marketplace enjoying a ‘boom’ period of growth and young businesses. Automobiles, furniture, and appliances are common subjects that are sprayed.

Fast forward to 1924, the year that the Oakland automobile is announced as the first car to be applied with DuPont’s Duco paint using the DeVilbiss spray guns. This marks a momentous occasion for the industry, as all cars previously had been painted by hand with various shellacs. Because of this innovation, the process times quickened and cycle times improved.

What about spray booths?

Spray booths around this time, although they had come on in terms of technology, were still quite rudimentary. Using an updraught ventilation system that worked in a similar way to an exhaust hood removing steam from a cooking space: the equipment was placed over the vehicle being sprayed and would remove any fumes from the immediate environment. Rudimentary, but it worked.

Not for long, though. This updraught ventilation system was coupled with a fan pointing out of an open window (this would extract the particulate from the workspace into the air outside). Again, this worked for a while but wasn’t really a long-term solution. The problem with this was that the fan blades would collect paint and put undue strain on the equipment.

In the early 1930s, prefabricated paint booths came onto the scene and changed everything all over again. These booths had three walls and a large fan usually placed on the back wall. Unlike our new and exciting filters, in the 1930s they used any kind of material available (usually burlap or cotton wool). As you may expect, these materials were not fire retardant, leading to more than a few fires and explosions.

This made the industry look to building spray booths out of cement or metal blocks, and the 1940s saw the introduction of safety doors placed in front of whatever was being sprayed (these were doors the like of which you see today).

As the 1940s rolled on into the 1950s, health and safety became a much higher priority. Downdraught technology is introduced as a way to offset harmful chemicals and our exposure to them. Companies started using fibreglass in their extract filters as a fire precaution (paint particles are captured this way). Overspray is reduced dramatically.

The 1960s saw modest innovations, mostly with regard to regulations. Stricter requirements were made of all spray booth products – they had to be fire retardant, first and foremost. The research that was carried out in this decade went a long way in creating the industry that we know so well today.

In the 1970s and 1980s, more of a focus was placed on keeping booths clean as opposed to simply polishing them after each job (this kind of innovative thinking would be a huge contribution to the processes we take for granted today!). The industry’s new aim was to clear as much debris as possible before a job, during a job, and in preparation for the next job.

When the 1990s came around, downdraught technology took precedence over most other aspects of spray booths. Other technologies and, indeed, other industries adopted downdraught technologies in their own innovations.

There was also research into automation. Though it was elementary, it was clear the direction in which the industry (and the world over) were going. Automation and robotics would completely revolutionise the industrial workspace, ensuring that the maintenance of spray booth equipment was as precise and efficient as possible.

What about today?

To learn about the spray booth innovations of today, all you need to do is visit our blog. It has everything you need to know about spray booth maintenance. Furthermore, if you would like to speak to a member of our team then you can do so here. You can also email us on sales@agm-services.co.uk.

Regular cleaning is one of the most important tasks you can undertake when you have a spray booth and it’s a vital part of spray booth maintenance as well as spray booth servicing. However, it’s also one of the most overlooked. If you do not ensure that your spray booth cabin and each area of your additional spraybooth equipment is as clean as possible, you risk the buildup of dust, dirt, and general debris.

These three you do not want clogging up your system. Here are some tips to help you prevent their presence. Take a look!

Don’t leave any unnecessary items in the spray booth cabin

Only bring items you definitely need. It may seem like an obvious one, but working with a minimal inventory will help prevent further contamination.

Seal entrance and exit doors, access doors and concrete floors

Make sure that all entrances and exits are completely sealed and do not let in contaminants.

Make sure that traffic in/out of the spray booth is minimal

By limiting the number of operators coming in and out of your cabin, you will be able to better control the risk of contamination by limiting the number of airborne contaminants making their way into your exhaust filters.

Store your uniform/spray clothes in a clean environment

Another way you can prevent introducing contaminants into your spray booth is by storing your uniform in a clean and (as much as possible) contaminant-free environment.

Be conscious about where you’re spraying

When you’re spraying, you need to keep in mind your spraybooth’s airflow and how it is configured. Also, think about where you are in the booth. For example, if you are spraying in a cross-draught or semi-downdraught booth then you should start spraying at the front and work your way towards the back. We say this because, if you were to start spraying at the back and move to the front, overspray will effectively drift over the top of the paint that has just sprayed. This will result in an uneven job.

Make sure you regularly clean your cabin

No matter how well your spray-booth may perform, you will almost always experience some overspray collecting on the floor of your spray booth as well as the walls. When this overspray becomes airborne, it can settle on your paint job which will compromise the overall quality of the finish.

You can use vacuums to clean away dust and fibres (just be careful that the vacuum you’re using is safe for use in hazardous environments!). To get rid of stubborn paint on floors and walls, you should use solvent-based materials that will break the paint particles down. Ensure that your ventilation is turned on when you use such materials.

Don’t forget to clean your components, either

Overspray, as mentioned in the previous section, can get everywhere and will endanger the quality of your finish. It also gathers on the components of your spray booth system, from paint guns to your lighting. The big risk here is that the particles will become caked, flake off and eventually end up ruining your paint job. This is why you need to keep an eye out for this – your components are just as important as your spray booth itself.

Ultimately, make sure you replace your filters regularly

The ultimate solution is to replace your filters when they need to be replaced. It’s easy, especially with our new PolyMat EX which you can read about here. You can view our full range of spray-booth filters here.

Remember that there’s so much to benefit from when you get an AGM Services spray booth service and maintenance contract, so be sure to take a look.

In the meantime, our blog section should keep you busy and up to date with the latest developments.

Spray Booth Maintenance FAQs

How often should I clean my spray booth?

Vacuums can be used to remove dust and fibres; however, solvent-based solutions that break down paint particles should be used to remove stubborn paint from floors and walls. When using such products, make sure your ventilation is set on.

When should I change my spray booth filter?

During typical use, you should anticipate changing your exhaust filters every two weeks. This will keep your exhaust fan in good working order and ensure that only clean air enters your shop.

Whether we are offering advice for spray booth operators, or our engineers are testing equipment themselves, health and safety remains at the forefront of everything we do – not only for those operating machinery but for anyone who enters the workshop.

Despite legal restrictions having ended for COVID-19 in England, many body shop owners will want to keep up to date on the latest guidance to keep their staff and customers safe. Read on to find the current guidance surrounding spray booth safety in the UK, and learn precisely how to adhere to it.

COSHH Regulation 9 Guidance

Vehicle bodyshop owners must adhere to the COSHH Regulation 9 guidance, which stipulates that they are required to control the risks and exposure to harmful substances. Owners must ensure relevant spray booth laws are followed and equipment is used safely by machine operators to ensure the safety of employees, visitors and any person who has access to the spray booths – as well as paint mixing rooms and use of other equipment such as dust extraction systems and weld fume arms. Spray booth testing is based on Process Guidance note PG6/34(b), which defines how it should be carried out and the levels and types of filtration systems to be used.

Find out more about our spray booth legislative testing services here.

How to know if your spray booth is up to code

There are numerous ways that spray booth manufacturers ensure your spray booth is up to code and that it complies with all spray booth regulations in the UK. Without the following, your spray booth will not be up to regulatory standards.

With regard to the above, these measurements are taken care of not only by your spray booth manufacturer (providing they’re a trusted and approved manufacturer), but also by our engineers. During a spray booth service, we take rigorous steps to ensure the above guidelines are being followed.

HSE legislation based risk assessments

All of AGM Services’ spray booth maintenance and repair services are compliant with Health and Safety England’s legislation and are carried out by highly skilled and qualified spray booth engineers. Our engineers perform expert testing per EPA, COSHH PAS125 Kitemark and manufacturer & insurer audit requirements. These engineers undertake regular training and assessments to guarantee they are well versed with current legislation, guidelines and best practice across all types of spray booth testing.

Spray booth legislative testing

Mist clearance testing

Mist clearance tests are carried out annually. They provide a clear indication of the time taken for isocyanate particles to be cleared from the spraybooth. It’s essential to know the exact amount of time it takes to clear the booth as it’s unsafe for someone to enter without the appropriate PPE. To conduct this test, the spray booth engineer fills the spray booth with smoke and accurately measures how long it takes to extract it.

Local Exhaust Ventilation testing

Another test which AGM Services provides is Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) tests, which are performed on various workshop equipment such as:

LEVs reduce exposure to airborne contaminants like dust, mist, fume, vapour or gas in a workplace, to ensure your spray booth is not only safe but functional.

Breathing Air Quality testing

Every AGM engineer is equipped with the latest Factair Breathing Air Quality testing machine. Breathing Air Quality testing is something that demands much more regular testing at a maximum interval time of three months for all respiratory protective equipment.

Covid-19 Workplace Safety

Legal restrictions in England ended on 24th February 2022 and the requirement for employers to consider COVID-19 in their health and safety risk assessment has been removed. Despite this, many business owners will want to continue following public health advice to ensure staff are as safe as possible from the virus. The UK government recommends the following actions to reduce the spread of respiratory infections, including COVID-19:

Additional high-priority COVID-19 guidance includes:

If you are looking to enquire about our spray booth testing or wish to understand how we keep COVID-19 safe during service and maintenance, contact us on 01706 363 585.

Spray Booth Regulation FAQs 

What are the requirements for a spray booth?

Spray booths should be made of steel, concrete, or masonry, and should be supported securely and rigidly. Smooth, continuous, and non-combustible interior surfaces are ideal. Sprinklers, visual gauges, and alarms must all be fitted correctly.

How do you stop dust in spray booths?

Keeping all of the spray booth’s doors closed is the simplest and most effective technique to keep dust out of your paint booth. Make sure the spray booth is on and running when you open the doors to bring in the object you’re spraying, so airborne pollutants are pulled into the exhaust filters.

More spray booth maintenance resources


For as long as we can remember spray booth filters have traditionally been made from fibreglass, namely because it made them easier to fit, clean and change. It was also seen as the most economical and effective option.
Even today, this reasoning still applies. Fibreglass has become the go-to material for spray booth filter rolls because of these reasons and the lack of workable alternative solutions.

Until now, that is. Our PolyMat EX is a unique feat of spraybooth engineering and it offers the industry so many benefits that traditional fibreglass cannot. Without further ado, here are the ways in which synthetic filters like PolyMat may serve you better than fibreglass.

Synthetic filter rolls tend to shed less than fibreglass

You don’t need us to tell you that, as a material, fibreglass can be prickly and irritating. The good thing about synthetic filter media like PolyMat is that they’re largely manufactured from non-shedding materials. This means that they will shed a lot less than fibreglass, which can be prone to releasing small particles into the air.

Fibreglass filters are less energy efficient than synthetic

An important reason you should consider PolyMat over fibreglass is its energy efficiency.

As air passes through our PolyMat EX filters, it will hold onto more paint particles to prevent them from ruining the job at hand. If these particles were released into your spray-booth cabin, the internal workings of your equipment may become damaged and could even reduce the lifespan of your spraybooth.

In fact, our testing and development trials show that PolyMat is 60% below the current EPA legislation for overspray particulate discharge. This means that your business will spend less money on regular repairs, save money from reducing costly downtime periods, and a generally longer life for equipment.

You will get easier handling with synthetic (PolyMat) filters

As we mentioned earlier, fibreglass is a notoriously abrasive material! It’s for this reason that spray booth operators often leave replacing their filters until it’s too late because it’s a job that very few want to do. Since PolyMat is made from safe and synthetic materials, you won’t get the same prickly experience when you’re swapping out filters.

Our PolyMat filters last over 60% longer than fibreglass

One of the main advantages that PolyMat has over fibreglass filters is how long it lasts. Our tests and trials in development stages show that PolyMat filters can last over 60% longer than traditional filters so you won’t need to replace it as often.

The takeaway from this is that you can save money and time because you can leave a synthetic filter in for a little longer without having to worry about it. They’re simply more long-lasting than the fibreglass filters our industry has become used to.

Synthetic filters react better to moisture

One of the most known drawbacks of fibreglass filters is their poor resistance to water and moisture. This then leads to caking of the filters which, as you’ll probably already know, leads to major faults and the disruption of your business. Synthetic filters like PolyMat are built to withstand moisture.

Save your business time and money with our PolyMat EX innovation

If you would like to learn more about PolyMat EX, check out our PolyMat EX announcement article. Currently, we offer this new innovative filter to our service customers only (another reason you should think about taking advantage of our service and maintenance contracts!).

To learn more about our products and services, please get in touch. You may also be interested in our blog, which is regularly updated with the latest news and developments from within the spraybooth service and maintenance world.

In the meantime, you can learn more about the PolyMat EX filter here. We’re immensely proud to be the first to offer this type of filter and its testament to our ongoing research and product development. This is what leading the industry really looks like.

Between legislative testing and adherence to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), our business and those belonging to our industry are subject to any number of safety obligations. One of the foremost obligations is that of spray booth filter disposal.

Paint spraybooth regulations in the UK maintain that your extract filters need to be disposed of safely and responsibly because of the potential hazards to the environment. Utmost spraybooth safety needs to be upheld, which is why we have written this guide for you.

Why do spray booth extract filters need to be removed ‘responsibly’?

Because most paint products contain hazardous compounds with the potential to be flammable, you need to take extra precautions when disposing of them. They cannot be recycled, and so if they are discarded they pose a danger to the environment as well as anyone in the proximity.

The potential environmental impact of extract filters is significant in that if vendors across the country did not adhere to spray booth regulations in the UK, it could pose a huge threat by the majority.

To ensure that you’re following the correct paint booth filter disposal regulations, follow these steps.

How to dispose of filters according to spraybooth safety guidelines

1. Test your filters

The first thing you need to do is ensure whether or not the filters you’re disposing of actually contain hazardous compounds. To do this, carry out a Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP) laboratory test. The test will determine whether your filters have been exposed to harmful compounds or contaminants.

These harmful compounds or contaminants include the following:

– Arsenic
– Barium
– Cadmium
– Chromium
– Lead
– Mercury
– Selenium
– Silver

If your TCLP test shows no trace of the above and they have not been exposed to the above, then you are free to dispose of your filters as part of your general waste. Note that you should make it known that the filters are non-hazardous by either contacting your waste management company or as is more often the case affixing a ‘non-hazardous’ sign to the filters. One last thing: keep hold of the test results just in case your safe rubbish is challenged by your council.

2. Responsibly dispose of hazardous filters

If your test shows a definite trace of those hazardous compounds, you must not include them with your general waste. Instead, you need to store them safely until you can send them to a qualified waste disposal company. You will need to store them in a non-leaking container marked ‘hazardous waste’ along with a brief description of the contents.

An important thing to note is that you should always leave the filters to fully dry before sending them away. Once they’re properly dried, the chance that they will ignite is drastically reduced.

3. Take steps to prevent your filters from being ‘F-listed hazardous waste’

This step relates to your spray gun cleaning. If your filters are exposed to the solvents in your spray gun (which when cleaning may find its way onto your filters) then you run the risk of your filters being further contaminated. Depending on the solvents you use in your spray guns, your filters can become contaminated by compounds like methyl ethyl ketone which, like the others in our list, are hazardous to the environment.

We’re here to help

At AGM Services, our spray booth service and maintenance checks are designed to improve the performance of your spray booth. Our engineers can carry out a range of equipment checks to improve the productivity, reliability and energy-efficient performance of your paint booth.

A vital part of an AGM service contract is the guidance around these kinds of matters. We not only help with legislative testing, but we also provide quick emergency breakdown cover so that your business can be up and running in no time.

If you would like to discuss further, simply call 01706 363 585, email sales@agm-services.co.uk or fill in our quick enquiry form here.

Here are some more spray booth resources you might like:

Spray booth filter disposal FAQs

How should spray booth filters be disposed of?

Paint booth extract filters that are declared toxic should not be discarded with regular trash. They must instead be properly kept and transported to a hazardous waste disposal site. Keep them in a leak-proof container labelled “hazardous waste” with a description of the contents, such as “waste paint booth filters.” The container should then be transported to a hazardous waste disposal site by a qualified hazardous waste transporter.

Are spray booth filters hazardous waste?

Because they are ignitable, your paint booth filters will be classified as hazardous waste if they contain any wet flammable materials.

How long do spray booth filters last?

You can follow the manufacturer’s recommended changing recommendations once you’ve determined which filter to use with your booth, but this isn’t enough. Any filter’s lifespan will vary depending on circumstances unique to your workspace. If you use a lot of paint, for example, your filters will last a lot less time than they should. The goal is to incorporate routine checks into your daily operations.

Are you looking to increase productivity in your bodyshop? Whether you’re a small team or a larger, established firm, productivity is key when it comes to your bodyshop. After all, bodyshops are renowned for being busy spaces to work in. Making these small changes could help to streamline your workflow and turn your bodyshop into a productive environment for you and your employees. 

Revisit your bodyshop layout

From the car spraybooth station to the washing area, most bodyshop owners find their workspace is limited which leads to overcrowding and work areas overlapping. Thankfully, there’s always room for improvement when it comes to your bodyshop layout.

First and foremost, you’ll want to create designated areas for each task. This will allow your employees to work simultaneously alongside each other on different tasks, thus increasing your bodyshop’s productivity.

Separating your bodyshop by these workstations is a great place to start:

  1. Panel Station – Damaged or out-of-date parts can be removed in this area.
  2. Prep Station – Your prep work area is where you can carry out sanding, any degreasing or smaller paint tasks.
  3. Painting / Spray Booth Station – For larger paint tasks, you’ll need another designated area. If you operate an automotive spray booth within your bodyshop, this is a productive place to use it.
  4. Finish Station – Set aside an area for final inspections and any finer details you might need to touch up.
  5. Washing Station – Your washing station should be used before and after any work you carry out for hygiene and safety.

Always think ahead

Now that you’ve revisited your bodyshop layout, it’s time to focus on planning for productivity. In the chaotic environment of a bodyshop, it can be tempting to take jobs as they come. However, thinking and planning ahead will allow you to allocate times to jobs more accurately.

When you take note of upcoming jobs, it’s important to estimate rough timings and even designate workstations to the job. For example, if a car is coming in for a spray-booth job, you might need to book out the spray booth painting station for a couple of hours. Ultimately, this will allow you to always be in-the-know about what’s going on in your bodyshop – and when!

Carry out regular maintenance checks – and keep it clean!

Regular maintenance and cleanliness are paramount when it comes to bodyshop productivity. From vehicle dollies to your car paint booth, maintaining equipment in your bodyshop will not only help you to preserve your new layout but will also increase productivity.

When equipment becomes worn, out-of-date or simply broken, your whole bodyshop will suffer and you might have to cancel customer’s appointments. At the start and end of every working day, spend 5-10 minutes just to check over your equipment to ensure everything is in order for the next working day. It might sound simple, but regular maintenance checks really do make all the difference.

Service and maintenance for your automotive spray booth

While there might be some tools in your bodyshop that you can service and maintain yourself, your car spray booth is a high-tech piece of equipment that will need regular, professional servicing and maintenance checks. At AGM Services, our engineers are all fully-qualified and are extremely knowledgeable when it comes to all makes of automotive spray booths. Book your automotive spray booth service with us today.

We’ve also got a range of spray booth filters available to purchase online, so you can have your spray booth up and running again in no time. We’ve also recently added the groundbreaking PolyMat EX filter to our range, helping you boost efficiency while saving time and money.

Take a look around our website for more information and a number of useful resources. Including guides like DIY spraybooth maintenance checks and How often should you have your spray booth serviced? Need more help? Get in touch with a member of our team to discuss your AGM Service maintenance contract. 

Beyond 21st June 2021, it will be the intention of countless businesses across the country to ‘get into gear’ for the future. Preparation will be vital if you want to capitalise on post-pandemic business.

The sectors relevant to AGM Services are not excluded from this. Between automotive, industrial, commercial, and aerospace, these sectors have all felt the strain of lockdown. With that came a general tightening of belts and, for many, the furloughing of staff. However, what cannot be overlooked is your general preparedness for life after lockdown.

Looking at the automotive industry, for example, research shows that business is finally starting to pick up. If you’re a bodyshop, you need to be prepared for an uptick in business. If your equipment hasn’t been properly maintained throughout lockdown then there’s a far higher chance it won’t meet demand.

We’re talking about your spraybooths, of course. Ensure that you’re taking the following steps and your spray booth will be ready to go once business picks up.

Carry out the required spray booth testing

The following testing methods are central to spray booth servicing because they ensure that your spray booth is not only fully operational but will perform to its highest standards.

The testing methods include:

Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) tests

Because you need to reduce exposure of your spray booth cabin to airborne contaminants (fumes, mist, dust, vapour gas), you need a system which tests the efficacy of your extract filters. Should your extract filters ever falter or become damaged, an LEV test will determine just how effective ventilation in your spray booth is. Fixing this could result in significant delays which, when business is up and running again, could cost your business.

You can learn more about our LEV testing here.

Breathing Air Quality Testing

To guarantee the safety of your spray booth operators and those working around the cabin, we perform Breathing Air Quality Testing according to BS EN12021 regulations. You can set up these tests annually as part of your AGM Services contract.

Learn about our Air Quality Testing services here.

Mist Clearance Testing

Because you cannot tell when airborne paint mist has completely evaporated, your spray booth operator needs to know exactly when the booth has cleared of isocyanate particles. Again, if there is any lag or delay in clearing particles to make way for a safe environment, then this delay could affect business.

You can learn about our mist clearance tests here.

Stack Emission Monitoring

In the event that you’re subject to an Environmental Permit, you will likely experience significant delays or hold-ups to your process. Our team will carry out fully accredited, professional expert stack emission testing that will ensure your equipment is safe and fully operational.

Read more about our Stack Emission Monitoring service here.

Other checks you can make to guarantee spray booth maintenance

Aside from the range of legislative tests we can carry out, here are some more general safety and maintenance checks you can perform.

– Replace your fan belts. To ensure your spray booth is prepared for a business uptick, you should replace the fan belts on your motors and then adjust them to your required tension.

– Make sure your control panel is working properly. As most of our solutions can be controlled by sophisticated and accessible control panel systems, you’ll need to ensure your control panels are in good working order. Assess your timer settings and temperature, tweaking them to your desired specifications.

– Take a look at your booth pressure. Your booth pressure needs to be running negative (essentially so that your cabin takes out more air than is going in).

Give your lights a check over. Visually check your spray booth lights and replace any burnt out or flickering tubes.

Check the exhaust fan blades. Over time, your exhaust fan blades can gather dust and will eventually slow down as they become heavier with dust and debris. Ahead of a business uptick, check and clean your exhaust fan blades.

Are your sales and administrative departments prepared?

Throughout lockdown you may have taken advantage of furlough arrangements and operated on a skeleton crew. Ahead of a post-lockdown boom, you will want to ensure that your sales department is prepared and fully briefed on all targets and chasing down leads. Your administrative procedures need to be checked for any weaknesses or insufficiencies as these could severely affect or delay your lead times.

With your spray booth equipment fully prepared and raring to go, you don’t want to get the smaller stuff wrong. If you work in a bodyshop or you’re part of an industrial team, it’s vital that you’re prepared from purchasing and recruitment through to on-the-job training and performance.

With your own AGM Services contract, you’ll be prepared to take full advantage of a boom in business post-COVID 19.

Take out an AGM Services contract and be prepared

At some point, your business is going to need to be prepared for the return of steady customers. Without preparedness, your business may miss out. A spray booth service & maintenance contract will guarantee your equipment is in full working order so that you can continue to ride out COVID-19 and come out the other side strong.

For more information, please get in touch by calling 01706 363 585 or emailing sales@agm-services.co.uk. In the meantime, keep a close eye on our blog. It’s regularly updated by our spray booth experts and is packed with related insights.

To our customers,

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we want to reassure you that we are taking great efforts and every necessary precaution to ensure that our team works as remotely as possible. Crucially, our network of UK engineers are still operating for breakdown cover and are available should you require their expertise.

Stores are currently running at a reduced capacity to maintain 2 metre working distances, so with this in mind we are asking sites that may need spare parts or filters to contact us ahead of time so that we can arrange couriers as swiftly as possible.

This is an extremely difficult, and unprecedented, time for everyone. We have every possible safety measure in place and can guarantee that you will receive the same high standard of service.

We are committed to keeping your equipment and operation in full working order. We are keeping a close eye on our government’s guidelines and will not hesitate to act swiftly and proactively in the face of the pandemic.

As always, should you require breakdown assistance you can call 01706 363585 or email sales@agm-services.co.uk.

Following years of extensive research and development, trials, and countless stages of live testing with Key Customers such as Direct Line Group, Rye St. Group and Northern Accident Repair Group, we are proud to announce the arrival of PolyMat EX, the spraybooth filter that is set to change the spray booth industry for the better.

What is the PolyMat EX spray booth filter?

PolyMat EX is the answer to every spray booth filter bugbear. From the bothersome job of replacing traditional fibreglass filters (we all know how itchy and irritating they can be) to the end of life costs of disposing of your used spray booth filters; we’ve launched PolyMat EX as a way to streamline processes in your spray booth and improve efficiency. Most of all, we’ve launched PolyMat EX to save you time and money. 

Here’s how our new spray booth filter will make that happen.

PolyMat EX will boost efficiency

Unlike traditional fibreglass filters, PolyMat EX is made from recycled synthetic fibres specifically designed to allow air to pass through while holding more paint particles . Holding finer paint particles rather than letting them through into the booth air handling plant (which then inevitably damages the internal mechanisms of your equipment, such as fans and dampers) reduces life costs/repairs of your valuable spray booth asset.

Rounds of rigorous testing consistently show that PolyMat EX is 60% below the current EPA legislation for overspray particulate discharge. For your business, this means: less money spent on repairs, more money saved from fewer downtime periods, and a longer life for equipment.

PolyMat EX makes spray booth filter handling much more pleasant

The issue lies with fibreglass itself and how difficult it is to handle. We’re sure you don’t need us to tell you that fibreglass is a notoriously prickly, abrasive material. Because it’s so unpleasant to handle, that timely filter replacement is often put off until the very last minute.

PolyMat EX will change all this. Firstly, our new PolyMat filters can last over 60% longer than traditional filters, so you won’t need to replace them as often. Secondly, it’s easy to cut and even easier to lay down because it’s essentially a single filter doing the job of two.

The final cherry on the top is the total lack of irritation. Because PolyMat is made from safe and synthetic materials, it is a real departure from the fibreglass filters that we’re used to. We’re going to transform the job that nobody wants to do into just another item on your to-do list.

PolyMat EX will save you unnecessary waste

If you’ve been handed the unfortunate task of replacing your spray booth filter, it may feel that you do it all the time.  We know it’s not an easy job however, with PolyMat EX, you can drastically cut down the number of times you replace the filter. Our new innovation lasts up to 60% longer than traditional fibreglass filters, which means fewer filter changes and substantially less waste.

Think about it – the more often you have to replace spray booth filters, the more it costs in labour to change the filter and then responsibly dispose of it using skip hire. PolyMat EX looks after your bottom line, as well as the environment.

PolyMat EX will save you time and money

It all starts with how regularly you currently replace your filters.  Timely replacements can sometimes be neglected because it’s a difficult and labour-heavy job. The longer you leave filters in need of replacing, the quicker your equipment will degrade. This results in increased downtime while you fix equipment or eventually get round to replacing the filter itself.

Downtime is synonymous with lost profit. It’s simple: the longer your spray booth is out of use, the less business you’re able to take on. With PolyMat EX, we’ve found a way to significantly reduce filter change downtime. And, because the filters last longer than traditional fibreglass filters, you’ll be buying less of them so frequently.

Are you due a service? Try PolyMat EX

PolyMat EX is exclusively available to AGM contract service customers. We are currently only able to offer the new product to service customers. You can view PolyMat EX, and our complete range of filters, over on our Spray Booth Filters page.

If you have any questions about PolyMat EX, or our service/maintenance packages, please give us a call on 01706 363 585. Our sales team are also happy to chat on sales@agm-services.co.uk.

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Contact a member of our team for more information about our services and accreditations, or for more information on how AGM Services can help you and your business.

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