Your business could instantly expand its offerings by providing spray booth services. These paint booths come in a range of sizes and styles, so there’s a good option for your business, all you need to do is set it up. Once you do, you can immediately begin selling painted items.
Spray Booth Services You Can Offer
Most people think of spray booths as being for cars. However, that’s not the only thing you can paint with them. If you want to make money off your spray booth, you can look at more than just painting cars. While this can be a good side job, it does require a lot of space and preparation that can make it less profitable.
You may also offer to paint:
Car and Motorcycle Parts
Anything that comes off of a vehicle can be carefully painted and then left to dry. There are many advantages to painting individual parts, such as the ability to paint faster without worrying about taping off sections. You can also create more detail on individual parts.
Give an appliance a whole new look by painting it in a custom colour, chosen by your client. You can paint everything from stoves to microwaves and mixers and give them a whole new life. Even old washing machines and refrigerators can be refinished and sent out looking like they’re brand new. There’s big business in collecting older machines, fixing them up and painting them to look amazing once more.
Do you have models or do you sell model-size items? These can benefit from being painted in a spray booth where no particles will get on them and ruin the finish. Everything from trains to cars and miniature houses can be carefully painted in the spray booth environment. You may wish to stick with a smaller booth for items like this, though you can fit quite a few miniatures in a regular-sized booth.
If you want to paint something without the pollution or the particles flying all over the place, consider using a spray booth for better results.
Choosing Spray Booth Equipment for Profit
A spray booth can be any size, from quite small for parts or large enough to put a large vehicle inside. The size you choose will depend greatly on what you plan to do with it, as well as the amount of space you have for the spray booth, and your budget.
You will have to consider a few things when choosing a commercial spray booth. First up, your budget will play a factor. Fortunately, you can purchase second-hand spray booths that have been carefully dismantled. You just need to reassemble them when you reach your location. You may also be able to save money if you are looking for a smaller size booth.
Something else to consider is whether you are permitted to add a paint booth in your area. Check with the local council to determine if you are permitted to set up a paint booth. Be sure to include the fans and filters in your discussion, so they know you are taking precautions to protect the environment, as well. If you are permitted to have the spray booth, you’ll be able to move on to the next steps.
Check the local rules, as some areas may require you to have a specific distance between building walls and the paint booth. There are quite a few ecological regulations that may need to be followed, depending on where you are.
You also need to consider the space you’re in. Will the industrial space work for you to set up a booth? You need to have space not only in width and lengthwise, but also in height. Larger, more complex booths will have everything including pipes and extra fans, so you have to factor all of this into the space you have. Often, the paint booth gets set up outside if you have space, but either way, you’ll need to plan ahead.
Look at the footprint of the booth and determine where it will best fit so that you can still use your garage and workshop without hindering performance. This is one of the reasons you’ll often find people complaining, they simply didn’t have enough space for a booth and their regular jobs and tools. You can easily find somewhere else to put the booth, however, as long as you plan ahead and leave enough space around it to manoeuvre.
It’s also important that the space be properly ventilated, so check how many fans there are included. You should be able to calculate the number of fans required to move everything through the booth. It’s also important to plan where the exhaust will go and to ensure that the filters are the right type for your needs. You don’t want the paint to get out through a vent and contaminate the outside.
The Benefits of an Automotive Paint Booth and Industrial Spray Booth
Vehicles are the most commonly painted item in the paint booth, though you can have a wide range of items. However, there are a number of reasons you want to use a paint booth instead of just painting things out in the open.
Control hazardous materials: Paint is not exactly something you want to inhale and it’s not safe to spray it all over the place, either. Fortunately, an industrial spray booth will have the proper ventilation and filters to ensure you’re not harming the environment. It also makes it safer for you to do that painting, though you should wear protective gear, as well. Your neighbours will appreciate not having the paint fumes spreading throughout the area, as well.
Get a cleaner finish: Inside a paint booth, there are filters for the air coming in, as well as the air going out. This means you have clean, debris-free air inside the booth. This helps give you a perfect, smooth finish, which would be virtually impossible in any other environment.
Outside, insects, pollen, dust, and other little particles can land on the vehicle or part that you’re painting and mar your careful finish. This way, you eliminate most of those problems and get the finish you want.
Better lighting: With full on LED panels in the booth, you’ll be able to see every single curve and dimple in the parts you’re painting. The bright lights make it impossible to miss a spot or to mess up a spray swipe. There’s no better way to tell if you’re doing a good job than doing it under brilliant lights that hit the piece from all sides.
Dry paint faster: When you paint a vehicle or a part, you want it to dry as quickly as possible. Not only does this mean you can free up the booth sooner, but it also gives less time for things to go wrong or for something to mar your perfect paint job.
Most industrial spray booths offer humidity controls, which will help the paint dry faster. The dryer environment allows your paint to finish up faster and you can go on to the next coat or to the final finish.
Create a longer-lasting finish: When your paint is carefully applied in a closed room and there are no particles to affect it, you immediately get a better result. However, what you may not realise is that this gives you more chance of having a long-lasting finish. The paint has nothing caught between layers to cause it to buckle and you can let it dry completely in the low-humidity space.
There are quite a few benefits to having a quality spray booth. If you can, it’s best to go with the highest quality option you can afford, since it’s going to be the best result. When you paint in a top-of-the-line booth, you’ll notice the difference immediately.
As you can see, there are a large number of benefits to having a good spray paint booth. Whether you’re using it for cars or something else, you can get a better finish in less time with a well-filtered paint booth.
Are you looking to purchase an industrial paint booth for your garage or hobby shop? If so, Haltec has what you’re looking for. We offer a wide range of choices and the opportunity to pick the perfect booth for your needs. Contact us today for a quote.