Spotlight on our Spray Painting Department

Having worked hard to achieve a reputation for quality, innovation, and first-class customer service, we place a very important emphasis on only attracting and retaining specialist and talented individuals.

Our people are the key to our success and with this in mind, it is important to ensure that we invest in the best on-site facilities, training and upskilling of our teams, where possible. An important area of our production business is our Spray Paint Department.

Spray Painters play a key part in the build process at Gray & Adams, where an excellent level of workmanship is demonstrated. Spray painting is a sought-after skillset across multiple industries and as such, we are actively recruiting to find more of these experienced individuals across all our depots. We also run a well-established apprenticeship in spray paint for our young people who wish to start a career with Gray & Adams.

With a focus on detail, we have a number of areas across the business that require spray paint expertise. To give more insight into the work of our Spray Paint Department, we caught up with Kenny Mckenzie, the Line manager of the Paint Shop.

Kenny tells us;

“The chassis paint department has 7 men in total who share a day shift and night shift work pattern. The chassis is washed and prepared prior to going into the paint booth, it then enters the booth where a Binks high-pressure paint system is used to apply an undercoat and then it bakes for up to 30 minutes. A topcoat is then applied using an electrostatic paint system. Wheels are then fitted, and the chassis is ready to be moved onto the brakes department. Gray & Adams also have a repairs facility where body paint is part of the process. Lifting floors and completion components such as pallet cages and side skirts can also be part of the new build process.”