Industrial Finishing Rules

Industrial Finishing Rules

10 Basic Finishing Rules for Avoiding Common Products Finishing Problems

1. Be sure the material you are using is adequate for the purpose intended. Proper testing of finished samples or pilot lots will offset future complaints.

2. Make routine inspection of material for working properties before throwing on production line. This prevents shutdowns.

3. Keep equipment in working order. Daily inspections should be made. Dip tanks should be checked for viscosity, gravity, performance; spray lines should be kept clear, etc.

4. Be sure that the product surface is properly cleaned and in suitable condition for painting.

5. Reduce paint in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions. Strain reduced material into spray tank or other production line equipment.

6. Practice routine inspection. Faulty production should be apprehended quickly to prevent accumulating rejects.

7. Use good housekeeping measures. A clean shop produces clean work, and reduces lost time caused by accidents, fire, etc.

8. Be aware that changes in weather often require adjustments in handling procedure, such as change of reducer, drying time before packing, etc.

9. Check on stock rotation. Use lots in order received, to prevent leaving extremely old materials in stock.

10. In refilling leftover material, strain into clean containers, fill containers to the top, and close tightly so that there will be no air leakage into the package. Label and date.