When you are painting without a spray booth, a lot of things can go wrong. You will find that having a spray booth is the best choice.
It can be really difficult to deal with overspray when you are not using a spray booth. Overspray is the tiny particles of paint that can land on areas of your project or your workshop that you don’t want to be painted. This is especially tricky if the project you are working on is multiple colours and you are needing clean lines and a crisp finish. There are ways to work around overspray without a spray booth, but it can be quite time consuming to cover and seal everything that you do not want overspray on.
Proper ventilation is tricky without a spray booth. A common mistake with spraying without a spray booth is to do it in an enclosed area so that the wind doesn’t mess up the finish. This can be very dangerous for anyone working within that space and should be avoided. Ventilation is extremely important when it comes to using toxic materials such as paints and thinners.
Another common mistake found when spraying without a spray booth is not preventing contaminates into your finished product. It is difficult to keep your workspace clear of dust and other debris when you are not working in a properly enclosed and ventilated area. This can cause bumps and bubbles in your spray finish and can be tricky to repair. Bubbles can also pop up after the paint has been sprayed but before it is dry. There is nothing worse than a perfect finish being ruined by an insect that happens to fly by.
The right temperature is important when using paints, both for the ease of spraying and for the drying and curing process. If your workshop is too cold or too hot, it could affect the consistency of the paint which can jam up your machines. When drying, it’s important to have the right temperature so that it dries the way that it should. Without a controlled environment, you could mess up the paint.
When you are using a spray booth, the clean-up from a project can be quite easy because everything is contained. Without a spray booth, the mess can spread over your entire workshop and you can get paint on things that you really did not want to get paint on. It’s important to make sure that you have systems in place to keep the rest of your workshop in good order when you are doing spray projects.
Although all of these common mistakes can be fixed, it requires a lot of effort. Consider equipping your workspace with a proper spray booth to eliminate these issues. At Haltec, we offer a range of paint booths for your needs. Get in touch with us today to discuss your requirements with a member of our team.