Spray Booth Brush-Up: How to Buy the Right Paint Booth

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In the market for a new spray booth? Some things to consider.

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Chapter 33, defines a spray booth as:

“A power-ventilated enclosure for a spray application operation or process that confines and limits the escape of the material being sprayed, including vapors, mists, dusts and residues that are produced by the spraying operation and conducts or directs these materials to an exhaust system.”

Before deciding on the size and airflow configuration of a paint spray booth, you should first consider: the size of the parts to be painted; the finish that is required; the coatings to be applied; the type of application system, if the paint booth needs to be enclosed; and the available budget may also be a factor.

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Retractable Paint Booth Introduced by Two Companies

Recently we have seen a new kind of paint booth appearing on the world scene. It is a retractable paint booth. So far we have seen information on the Internet on retractable spray booths from Australia and from Canada.

Chamtech Retractable Paint Booth

The Canadian supplier is Chamtech Systems. The Chamtech retractable paint booth was made for industrial manufacturing facilities and that they provide a clean, safe and versatile work area. It is composed of a translucent, fire-retardant shell mounted to a light-weight rolling aluminum structure. ... Read Full Story

Michigan Body Shop Installs State of The Art Paint Booth With Bake Cycle

IONIA, MI – S & P Auto Body has installed a state of the art paint booth at its location in Ionia, MI which is expected to improve the quality of its paint jobs.

Ionia is located in Ionia County, Michigan in the central part of the state, about 36 miles east of Grand Rapids. ... Read Full Story

State of The Art Paint Booth to Be Installed in Iowa Body Shop

OELWEIN, IA – Chris Winters, owner of Midwest Collision in Oelwein, Iowa is having a new state-of-the-art paint booth installed in his body shop.

Skid loader working in the basement area at Midwest Collision to prepare it for new downdraft booth. Photo credit: Oelwein Daily Register

Oelwein is located in Fayette County, Iowa in the northeastern part of the state about 50 miles northeast of Cedar Falls. ... Read Full Story

Howden Reaches Settlement With Ohio EPA Over Paint Booth Regulations

NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH – The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached a settlement with Howden North America Inc. for violations of air pollution standards at its New Philadelphia, OH facility.

Street view of Howden facility at 338 South Broadway Street in New Philadelphia, OH.

New Philadelphia is located in Tuscarawas County, Ohio in the eastern part of the state about 27 miles south of Canton and about 120 miles northeast of Columbus. ... Read Full Story

Paint Booth Usage Affected by New EPA Rule

WASHINGTON DC – Paint booth usage is now affected by a new EPA rule. The New EPA rule which goes into effect will affect automotive repair shops in the the USA. The new rule is called EPA Rule 40 CFR Part 63 – Subpart 6H and the compliance date is January 10, 2011 for existing shops.

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The new EPA rule is described fully in a PDF document, published in the Federal Register and is entitled: Environmental Protection Agency, 40 CFR Part 63, National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants: Paint Stripping and Miscellaneous Surface Coating Operations at Area Sources; Final Rule. ... Read Full Story

Paint Booth Supplier Offers Free Shipping To Auto Body Shops

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Crossdraft Paint Booth

For a lmited time only, Finish Pro Spray Booths is offering Free Shipping on all paint booths and paint booth filters to help ignite sales in the auto body, automotive and industrial paint booth sectors.

“We realize due to the circumstances of the economy, we have to do our part to help our friends who are in need. If that means less profit for us, then that is the way it has to be”, says Jennifer Gottardi, owner of The Finish Pro.

Finish Pro offers automotive spray booths, truck booths, downdraft booths, industrial spray booths, accessories such as paint arrestors,  paint booth filters, intake filters, exhaust filters, exhust duct kits, spray booth light fixtures and more.


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