When you set out to buy a paint booth, you’ll find that there are quite a few options out there and they are all different sizes. So which size do you actually need? That depends on a number of factors.
What Are You Painting?
Obviously, anything you’ll paint needs to fit inside the spray booth. You also need to fit, with enough room to move easily so you can paint in broad strokes as needed.
If you plan to paint motorcycles only, then you don’t need a huge booth. However, if you’ll be doing school buses, the booth definitely has to be larger. It’s best to plan for one metre of space around the vehicle or project, but if you need ladders or similar, it will be 1.5 metres of space.
You’ll probably want to take the time to measure the largest project you have. See how long it is and how wide, but don’t forget to check the height, as well.
How Much Can You Afford?
Keep in mind that larger booths cost a lot more and not just the initial layout. You’re paying for the fans and motors that are required for airflow. You will want to consider this when deciding what size of spray booth you need.
Most people assume bigger is better, but that’s not always the case. Make sure you have enough room, but not too much, so you aren’t overpaying on energy costs.
How Much Space Do You Have?
Another possible limitation is how much space you actually have to work with. If you’re setting up the booth inside a garage, you’ll be quite limited in the amount of room you have to fit the booth in.
If you are setting it up outside, you’ll need to place a concrete floor for the booth, so this may also affect how much space you have. Keep this in mind as you plan out your booth size and location.
Consider the Future
Finally, it’s important to look at the future. You currently work on motorcycles, but are you planning to transition to cars in the near future? If you have plans to work on larger vehicles soon, you may want to opt for a paint booth that you can use for future projects, as well. This eliminates the need to purchase another paint booth in the near future. It’s usually more cost-effective to simply go up a couple of sizes now.
Are you looking for the right paint booth for your business? Contact Haltec today to find out more about what we offer.