8 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Paint Booth Lighting

Proper paint booth lighting plays a crucial role in achieving a quality paint job. There are many factors that go into creating a well-lit environment, including fixture quality, fixture location and type of light tube. The following are a few things to consider when it comes to paint booth lighting.1. T8 Energy-Efficient Light TubesT8 light … Continue reading 8 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Paint Booth Lighting

The History of Spray Booths and Global Finishing Solutions – 2013 Update

One of our first-ever posts on the GFS Booth Blog was "The History of Spray Booths & Global Finishing Solutions," which went all the way back to 1888 to tell the tale of why spray application of coatings revolutionized the finishing world and demanded a cleaner, safer finishing environment in which to work. But that … Continue reading The History of Spray Booths and Global Finishing Solutions – 2013 Update

What you need to know about the 2014 National Electrical Code Update

GFS' own resident code expert, Geoff Raifsnider, just finished putting together this update on the latest changes to the National Electrical Code coming for the 2014 edition that paint booth operators should definitely be aware of.2014 NEC UpdateThis past code revision cycle, an extensive effort was put forth by the technical committees responsible for NFPA … Continue reading What you need to know about the 2014 National Electrical Code Update

Your Questions, Answered – Part 4 – Crossdraft paint booth airflow & Electrical safety

Here is Part 4 in an ongoing series that takes real questions asked by our customers and website visitors, and provides the answer from the team of GFS experts!Be sure to check out the previous post in this series:Part 1Part 2Part 3 Q: What are the regulations regarding intrinsically safe electronic devices inside a paint booth?  … Continue reading Your Questions, Answered – Part 4 – Crossdraft paint booth airflow & Electrical safety

Codes & Standards – Electrical Area Classifications for Paint Booths

Time for another entry in our ongoing series of articles designed to provide clarity and expertise in the crucial area of code compliance and adherence to standards! For this Q&A, we tackle the specific issue of electrical classifications of paint booths and their surrounding areas.Q.  How far does the electrical area classification extend beyond the … Continue reading Codes & Standards – Electrical Area Classifications for Paint Booths

Your Questions, Answered – Part 3 – Paint Booth Pressure Gauges

Here is Part 3 in an ongoing series that takes real questions asked by our customers and website visitors, and provides the answer from the team of GFS experts!You can read parts 1 and 2 here:Part 1Part 2Q: Are manometers or other pressure-drop devices required by law on exhaust filters?A: A means is required to … Continue reading Your Questions, Answered – Part 3 – Paint Booth Pressure Gauges

NFPA Update – November 2012

GFS is proud to have our very own Geoff Raifsnider on the Technical Committee for Finishing Processes for the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). This week on the Booth Blog, Geoff takes a few moments to give some insight on the latest news & upcoming changes from NFPA for spray booth owners & operators!Here are … Continue reading NFPA Update – November 2012