Paint Booth

Contain the stain with a paint spray booth

Using a paint spray booth when you're finishing your products is important for several reasons, not the least of which is the fact that your product will look more professional if the painting is done in a booth. While you may start looking for paint booths because you want to avoid getting paint everywhere when you're finishing your item, there is also the advantage that a paint job will always come out smoother and with fewer imperfections if it is done in a protected environment.

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Some of the imperfections that can occur in a paint job that isn't done inside a paint booth include dust and debris bumps, swirls and fish-eyes, and chips. While some of these eyesores can easily be sanded out, and others aren't very visible, it's most cost-effective and efficient to complete your painting in a booth and avoid the problems in the first place.

There are several different types of paint booths on the market, and the one you choose will depend on what you're painting and what type of paint sprayer you use. The great thing about a paint booth is that it's relatively inexpensive and easy to set one up no matter where you run your business.

Open Front Paint Booth

An open-front paint booth is a semi-enclosed booth that focuses more on containing the paint spray than on protecting the product being painted. Because the booth isn't completely sealed, it's still possible for debris to enter the paint field and land on your product, leaving a mark, a swirl or even a chip.

However, these booths are still great if you're more concerned with keeping your paint area clean. If the paint on your product isn't necessary for a sale, then you may want to consider an open-front paint booth, simply because it's affordable and easy to install.

Air Brush Paint Booth

An air brush paint booth is designed to cater to the needs of an air brush painter. That means the booth will restrict air flow to reduce mis-spray, as well as provide good ventilation for the painter. Air brush booths tend to be smaller in size, and you may find models that are simply small boxes that your hands and a small product can fit in.

While one of the reasons you want to use a paint booth is to protect the area around the object you're painting, don't forget to protect yourself, too: wear work gloves and other appropriate safety gear for the job you're doing.