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Design of new paintshop?4/25/21
We are about to convert 600 - 800 sft into a new paintshop with one dry filter spray booth. We are a custom shop making high end custom kitchens. Low volumes but many color-changes, maybe 20 - 30 different colors per week. The spray booth we have and are planning to re-use is 8ft wide.
How would you do the layout?
I'm thinking 3 rooms separated by sliding doors. First room for paint mixing, gun cleaning etc. then spray booth in the center and then a separate drying room.
Am I wrong here? Lots of sales reps saying a lot of different tings but none of them have 10 000 hrs in a spraybooth..
How would you design the ulimate sprayroom?
Thank you for your time.
Think about the sizes of the parts. The flow paths to get them from the prep/sanding room to the spray area and then into the drying area.
Keep in mind you will be doing alot of scuff sanding between coats. Where does that happen?
Dry racks, carts
Also think about make up air for your booth
You don't have enough space. I'm in a shop that's slightly larger and it's tiny. Mix the paint near the booth. The space to dry stuff is important real estate. Where are you gonna whitewood sand? Sealer/primer sand? Sand down bondo and 3M patch? I do all those sanding operations right in the booth, between my spraying turntable and the plenum that holds the filters.
I operate in a similar space, three separate rooms, separated by two pairs of hinged, large doors. I leave the doors leading to the drying area open while spraying. If anything, I close the door nearest the exhaust . You would need more space, as some parts can be 16 feet or longer. I scuff sand in the first room, mix paint in the booth and dry in the room to the left. The drying fumes are sucked into the fan on the left side of the booth, the mixing bench and spray guns are to the right of the booth. Of course a makeup air system is used, with some makeup air, ten percent, blowing into the drying room to create a pressure there. The entire shop is 10,000 sq. ft. and three years old. The booth works like a charm. Each room in the finish area is aprox. 20' by 20'. we use Kremlin guns and pumps.