The thought of installing a new paint booth in your facility should be an exciting one. However, there are a few precise details you’ll need to nail down before it can happen. You must consider your building capacity during the planning stages to find what paint booth designs will work within your space. An essential element in the design process is choosing a type of paint booth door.
The door style of your paint booth may seem like an insignificant component; however, it’s a crucial factor to have smooth operations. You’ll need to ensure your building will have enough room to open the doors, move products, and be able to seal properly. Here is a look at the most common paint booth doors to help you determine the right fit for your facility.
Swing doors are quite popular and commonly found on paint booths. These are an excellent option for those that do not have space restrictions, as they will expand a few feet wider than the paint booth itself when completely opened. These doors can also be opened independently of each other, which can be useful when working with smaller products. Typically, swing doors are also the least expensive, making them a cost-efficient option.
Multi-fold, sometimes known as winged doors, come in a two, three, or four-fold design. These accordion-style doors are a viable choice for any sized paint booth. If your facility is lacking space, multi-fold doors may be the right way to go, as they won’t exceed the width of the paint booth itself. This style makes it perfect for product staging as well, as they do not need as much space in front of the enclosure to open. Choosing the number of folds will also help to reduce space and meet your facility’s needs. Like swinging doors, this design has the ability to open only one side at a time, which can also help with space limitations. The cost to upgrade to this style will depend on the size of your paint booth.
Roll-up doors are an attractive option for a facility with minimum space or security concerns, as the door rolls into itself and can be more easily protected. This is a smart upgrade for areas that hold a large paint booth to save some room. Additionally, if your operations are automated, the roll-up style will fit in perfectly for streamlined success as they open with the push of a button. Your technicians won’t have to worry about the hassle and time of opening large doors; instead, they can focus on moving product.
Roll-up doors are also a great way to reduce the risk of injury and property damage. They’re the most secure door style, as they will not move because of winds or drafts and impact a person or product, such as a swing door could. The downside to roll-up doors is the cost; they can be considerably more expensive than other door options. It’s worth noting that if you’re interested in an outdoor paint booth, a roll-up door is the best option for weather-resistance, a complete seal, and full insulation.
Dependent on your paint booth design, you may have the option to choose between solid or filtered doors. Some, however, have requirements. For example, a booth that is configured with a positive pressure mechanical unit will need solid doors, whereas negative pressure booths can have filtered doors.
To choose between filtered or solid doors on a negative pressure booth, you must consider the airflow design and the type of product coated. It’s worth noting that filtered doors work to refine the paint booth’s air quality and allow clean air to enter the enclosure. Solid doors utilize intake plenums, that is providing airflow for heating and cooling systems.
Accudraft has been an industry leader for over 40 years, meaning we know paint booths. We’re happy to discuss your facility’s needs and find the right paint booth style together. No detail is overlooked! Contact us today to learn more.