Painting & Wood Finishing

Painting and Wood Finishing Assistance

Many products require some type of coating, such as paint, lacquer, or varnish. Waste reduction techniques can be integrated into coating application processes, saving your company money and potentially reducing your regulatory burden. Opportunities for reducing waste can include altering product design, selecting alternative equipment and coatings, properly training operators, and using best practices for your manufacturing process.

These Web pages offer ideas and resources for preventing pollution within painting and wood finishing operations. They also provide information on the environmental and safety rules in Minnesota.


  • GFS utilizing heat-recovery to go green. By installing heat recovery units on each of its three spray booth exhaust stacks, GFS is able to utilize the heat generated during the operation of these spray booths to control the temperature within the manufacturing shop itself.