Spraying in the Paint Booth

What is the proper way to get an even finish when painting a metallic hood without getting the stripe effect when applying the clearcoat?

What is the proper way to get an even finish when painting a metallic hood without getting the stripe effect when applying the clearcoat?

Finish Application If the stripping is happening only after you start applying the clear coat it is possible that the basecoat is not completely flashed off when the clear in applied. This can cause the metallic to shift. Another possibility is that the basecoat has […]

What are the potential hazards when painting with the doors open?

What are the potential hazards when painting with the doors open?

“We are using a spray gun between 20-60 psi when the production doors are open on the unit. Do the filters on the doors provide a significant protection factor when dealing with Isocyanates?” The paint booth should have the doors closed during paint spraying. The […]

How do I maintain a specific spray temperature inside the paint booth?

How do I maintain a specific spray temperature inside the paint booth?

I live in Malaysia with the temperature of 32 degree Celsius, how do I maintain the spray temperature of 23 degrees Celsius inside the painting booth? Do I need to install a chiller and humidifier? Due to the conditions in Malaysia the temperature set-point being […]

What should the max temperature inside the booth be?

What should the max temperature inside the booth be?

The maximum temperature in the spray area of an enclosed spray booth is 200 degrees Fahrenheit per NFPA 33 ‘Standard for Spray Application Using Flammable or Combustible Materials, 2011 Edition’. This temperature can be reached by most recirculating spray booths. Quite often there is no […]