Spatter is a word that can refer to a wide range of things. The term can on one hand refer to any small particles in molten state that are splashed on surfaces in the process of welding. It can also be used to refer to oils that are equally splashed on surfaces during cooking process. However, its main use is usually in welding where it is used in reference to molten metallic fragments that fall on other surfaces during welding. Our main focus thus will be in the use of the term in welding.


It is good to posit from the first instance that spatters are always problematic. In some instances, spatters can be remolded into something useful though other major advantage of splattering are unknown. In a bid to deal with spattering in welding, manufacturers have come up with special sprays called anti spatter sprays. These are chemical sprays that are specially designed to reduce the process of spattering or eradicate it all together.


The working of anti spatter spray can only be well understood after understanding the real meaning of spatters. The word spatter in general refers to small bits of metal that fall off from the parent metal during welding. Different surfaces that are around the working platform may be the point where such splatters fall during the welding process. When the splatters finally cool down to solid state, they stick on the surface and cause great difficulties to remove them.


This clarity will therefore imply that the best way to deal with splattering is chemically rather than physically. It is not easy to separate some metals after they get stuck to each other. Anti spatter sprays come in handy to solve such difficulties. Chemicals in anti spatter sprays work in different ways to remove spatters.


It is possible to coat surfaces near a welding area with anti spatter sprays from Surfaces that have anti spatter sprays coating them usually do not allow spatters to stick on them. This hence makes it easy to remove the spatters physical from the surface. Spatters that have already stuck on a surface can also be removed using anti spatter sprays. This happens through the dissolving ability of the spray. Once the spray works chemically and breaks down the spatters, it then becomes quite easy to remove them.



There are many types of anti spatter sprays in the market today. The composition of chemicals making up anti spatter sprays is varied leading to the different types in the market. Difference in chemical composition means that specific anti spatter sprays act on specific spatters. Instructions on which anti spatter sprays are ideal for which spatters are usually issued by manufacturers. The internet is yet another modern day platform where such information can be accessed.