Here’s the general breakdown and it includes a middle system called a limited finishing station:

  • Painting in the open is NEVER ALLOWED.
  • Painting less than a gallon of paint in an 8hr period can be done in a limited finishing station which looks like a prep station but is very different in certain respects. See more on prep stations and limited finishing stations in our “do I need a prep or limited finishing station” article.
  • Painting anything more than a gallon of material in an 8hr period needs a fully enclosed paint booth.