The Importance of Local Support

When choosing a booth, make sure you look at the entire package that goes along with it.

Spray booths aren’t impulse purchases, and there’s not a lot of ‘grey’ area on whether or not you need one for your business. It’s pretty definitive that if you’re doing any kind of finishing, whether it be liquid or powder, you need a booth to do it right. But it’s a significant investment for your business, and you want to make sure that your hard-earned dollars are being put in to a piece of equipment that not only performs the way you need it to, but also minimizes your operational costs, like your electricity and gas bills. You need a piece of equipment that is reliable, easy to use, and looks good in your shop. But there’s much more to owning a spray booth than just the equipment itself.

An essential part of having a spray booth in your business is having someone reliable and that you trust to support you when you need that booth installed, serviced, or upgraded. And it can’t be someone on the other side of the country. You need them right in your backyard, because you never know when you may need them. Spray booths are complex pieces of engineering, and as such if they aren’t used properly, or aren’t maintained properly, they can develop problems much in the same way that your car would. What happens when you don’t change your oil filter regularly? You lose performance, your engine gets dirty, and other issues can develop. The same principles apply with your paint booth, and things like air filter changes, regular booth cleaning, and so on.

So, what does this all have to do with having ‘local’ support? After all, can’t you just clean the booth yourself? Isn’t it pretty easy to change your filters yourself? Well, yes, but certainly not all the time. Some booths are more complex than others. Who do you turn to for advice when your gas bill is much higher than you expected? Who do you rely on to get you a rush order of filters when you need them? Who do you call when the code compliance inspectors come by with questions that you can’t answer?

You call your local spray booth distributor. The guys in your backyard who know paint booths inside and out. The guys who are on a first-name basis with the building inspectors, and know the codes word-for-word. The guys who know exactly what kind of electrical service you need, how high your duct work needs to go above your building, what the air quality laws are, and how to maximize your production. The guys who deal in products of quality and performance, with reputable manufacturers who aren’t just bending metal in their garage. This is why it’s so important to develop a relationship with your local spray booth distributor. They can help you make the most of owning a booth, and make the entire life cycle of your booth, from planning to installation, all the way to regular maintenance and service, a much easier and more profitable experience for your business.

If you’d like to learn who your local distributor is, and talk to them about any concerns you may have around your spray booth, please feel free to contact us at info@globalfinishing.com, and we’ll be happy to have them get in touch with you. We’re very proud of the distributor group we have developed relationships with all across North America, and we’re confident that you’ll find them professional, knowledgeable, and easy to work with.

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