A paint booth is a structure that is specially designed to keep dust and other contaminants out of a painting area.
Dust and other particles or contaminants that fly through the air can have a major impact on the quality of a paint job regardless of whether the paint is being applied to a piece of porcelain, an airplane or an automobile.
Completing a quality paint job in a paint booth ensures that the job will be done quickly and efficiently in a clean environment, which allows the collision repair facility, body shopor finishing facility doing the painting to take on more jobs and make more of a profit because they will save a significant amount of time and money when working in a good quality paint booth.
No matter what size a paint booth is, the basic design is generally the same. Paint booths are designed to be completely enclosed so that no dust or other contaminants can make their way inside the space.
There are large doors built in either on one side or on both sides of the paint booth to allow products and goods to be moved in and out of the area. The air is kept pressurized with the use of fans and pressure gages, which ensures that air is forced out of the paint booth rather than sucked in. Most paint booths also have compressed air hoses installed inside them so that you can attach paint guns to them for the purpose of spray painting.
Accudraft paint booths are all designed to improve efficiency and production for any shop and while they all follow a flawless design pattern there are various additions and extras that can be built into each paint booth. Each paint booth is equipped with spray and/or bakecontrols, which allow the operator to easily control the settings within the paint booth. Customers can choose from indoor or outdoor paint booth systems and they can also choose to order their paint booth with a downdraft, side draft or semi downdraft design.
This means that the paint booth and makeup air units are installed on a downdraft paint booth pit or on a raised exhaust plenum of some kind. This provides all the flexibility necessary in order to get the best downdraft or semi downdraft pattern of airflow and it allows the installation of a high quality paint an finishing system in any body shop or finishing facility.
When something needs to be painted in a paint booth, the operator needs to carefully clean and prep the product in a designated prep area or prep station before it is brought into the paint booth.
There are various steps that need to be taken when painting a car in order to prepare it for a paint job. The car first needs to be properly sanded and washed. Then it needs to be dried out completely with no water in any crack or crevice. Before you even think about beginning to paint a car you have to ensure that the surface is clean and dry – if there is any debris or water you will most likely have to repaint the car, which costs you more time and money.
Once that is all done then you can begin applying the primer, base coat, and a clear coat. Paint booths are specifically designed for paint applications, including spray painting. This allows the operator to spray the product and then allows the paint to dry in between coats of paint.
Some paint booths even bake the paint, like many of Accudraft’s paint booths. This rapid baking cures the paint and makes it more resistant to scratches and other surface damage. Accudraft paint booths are equipped with a top-notch downdraft system, which allows the paint booth to remain clean and contaminant free.
A downdraft paint booth produces a draft pattern that runs straight down from ceiling to floor, which means that any contaminants or overspray are directed downward and away from the object and the painter is also safe from harmful overspray regardless of where he is spraying.
Accudraft has been a world leading paint booth manufacturer since 1977 and is a trusted vendor to numerous auto body shops and paint facilities worldwide. It can be hard to decide what the right paint booth for your shop can be, especially when there are so many options out on the market.
You can choose anything from a basic enclosure with a fan to a high production paint booth that includes numerous other features, systems and extras. Depending on the shop layout one paint booth may be a better choice over another.
Take the time to browse through the wide range of Accudraft paint booths available to you. If you have any questions about the products don’t hesitate to contact an expert at Accudraft for more information about the booths, the options and about pricing.