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Welcome to the GFS Finishing Academy Q&A! Here you will find a collection of questions sent to us by readers on a variety of paint booth topics, and the answers provided by the GFS Team of experts. We hope you find this information useful, and don't hesitate to submit any questions you have using the 'Ask us a Question' link near the top of this page. Thanks!

 


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What do you recommend to use as a solvent for breaking down the overspray on the walls, or should I just scrape them only and power-wash? Also what booth coating do you recommend applying afterwards?

 

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Do universal workstations have only exhaust fans, or do they use supply fans too, also is there recirculation?

 

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How far does a baking booth have to be from the actual paint booth?

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How many types of paint booths are there?

 

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I would like to know some of the potential hazards when using a painting gun between 20-60psi when the production doors are open on the unit. I understand the filters on the doors prevent the dust from getting on the paint but does it provide a significant protection factor when dealing with Isocyanates?

 

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What should the max temperature inside the booth be?

 

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I'm considering installing a new paint booth at my facility. I have the option between a semi-downdraft booth (equipment is to heavy for a down draft type booth to support) and a crossflow booth. I was wondering what the pros and cons are to each type?

 

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What are the code requirements for negative/positive pressure in a paint spray booth?

 

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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?

 

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We would like to turn down the airflow in our spray booth during non-spraying times (ie, warming it up in the morning) is there a minimum airflow guideline for non-spraying times?

 

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Is there a "magic number" on the manometer at which paint booth filters should be changed?

 

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Are manometers or other pressure drop devices required by law on exhaust  filters?

 

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What is the best placement of the sensor tubes coming from the magnahelic gauge for a downdraft pit type booth?

 

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How many air changes are required for a 16 by 14 by 40 paint booth?

 

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

 

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What are the regulations regarding intrinsically safe electronic devices inside a paint booth?  If allowed, what type of certification and enclosure does a communications device require to go into a paint booth?

 

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What type of spray booth is best, a reverse airflow or a Front Air flow?

 

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We are a joinery company and have a booth with a 3.0m wide dry back extract for lacquer finishing. Our insurance company have raised concerns regarding the zoning within the room. Is there specific guidance where a particular zone starts or is the whole booth regarded as one zone?

 

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