The primary purpose of a paint booth is to contain hazardous materials like overspray and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), preventing fumes, chemicals, gases and vapors from spreading into the shop or environment outside. In addition to protecting the environment, complying with local regulations and codes, and keeping your employees and facility safe, enclosing the painting … Continue reading How to Buy a Paint Booth — 7 Steps to Make the Process Easier
Strippable paint booth coatings have become increasingly popular in the finishing world, but you still may be wondering why these are necessary or even helpful. Peelable protective coatings for your spray booth offer outstanding coverage to protect your investment, shop and employees. Simple application and fast removal save valuable time and make it easy to … Continue reading Why Should I Use Strippable Protective Coatings in My Paint Booth?
Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) offers a complete line of automotive refinish paint booths — with seven Ultra® and Performer® Paint Booth models in a variety of airflows and sizes to meet every shop’s productivity, quality, space and budgetary needs. In addition to our pre-engineered spray booth models, we offer shops the opportunity to upgrade any … Continue reading Automotive Paint Booth Options Designed to Improve Performance & Efficiency
Keeping your paint booth clean and protected — from the walls to the floors — has a significant impact on your ability to produce high-quality paint jobs, maximize productivity and keep your employees and investment safe. With the help of GFS’ senior technical advisor, Jason Garfoot, we’ve identified nine products that can lead to clean, … Continue reading 9 Products for Your Paint Booth That Optimize Safety and Performance
LED lights have grown in popularity over the last few decades — and for a good reason. They last longer, save energy and are better for the environment. In addition to shops, offices and warehouses, LED lights can offer significant advantages in a paint booth. Here are seven reasons why it may be time to … Continue reading 7 Reasons to Upgrade Your Paint Booth to LED Lighting
We’re always looking for ways to simplify our lives, whether personally or professionally. On a professional level, businesses are continually looking at ways to improve their operations. They implement processes to cut costs, increase productivity, improve quality and increase efficiency. In the paint shop, this can be done by investing in products to reduce waste … Continue reading 7 Paint Booth Accessories & Services to Make Life Easier
So you’ve decided you are ready to invest in a new paint booth for your shop. That’s not the end of the decisions though. Next comes decisions on any booth options and accessories you may want to add to your new booth. With our Ultra® booths, one option in particular is deciding whether or not … Continue reading GFS’ Controlled Airflow Ceiling: A Premium Ceiling to Complement a Premium Booth
Ford is betting big on aluminum. Their new F-150 will feature an aluminum body, bed and supports, which is big news for collision repair shops that want to be able to repair the most popular truck on the road in North America. This change is just the first wave of what is sure to come … Continue reading Aluminum Repair Stations for Collision Repair – Why They Matter to Your Body Shop
UL labels on paint booths and finishing equipment are a crucial factor for building inspectors, but they can lead to a great deal of confusion and frustration for a shop trying to get their equipment up and running when it's not entirely clear what is required.What's the real deal when it comes to UL labels … Continue reading UL Labels – What happens when parts are labeled, but the paint booth isn’t?
Every year around this time we get the latest news about upcoming changes in the NFPA codes related to paint booths and finishing systems from our very own Geoff Raifsnider, who proudly sits on the Technical Committee for Finishing Processes for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).Here's what Geoff reports is the latest news for … Continue reading NFPA Update – December 2013