9 Products for Your Paint Booth That Optimize Safety and Performance

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

“Loving the booth! Not sure why we didn’t install one sooner.”

Niverville Autobody 📍 Niverville, Manitoba Ferd Klassen recently upgraded his 40-year-old DeVilbiss booth to a top-of-the-line Ultra® XP1 Paint Booth from Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS). Please introduce your business and tell us your story: Niverville Autobody has been in business since the late seventies, and since its conception, we had been operating with the same … Continue reading “Loving the booth! Not sure why we didn’t install one sooner.”

Problem Solved — Custom Paint Booths Designed for Custom Motorcycle Shop

Slightly south of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, you’ll find Custom Painted Vehicles (CPV), a shop that specializes in custom paint jobs, restoration and OEM work for motorcycles and motorcycle components. Steve Wright, owner of Custom Painted Vehicles, says that customers come to them with a variety of needs — some are looking for custom designs, while others … Continue reading Problem Solved — Custom Paint Booths Designed for Custom Motorcycle Shop

What Is a Paint Booth?

With decades of experience, Global Finishing Solutions® (GFS) is the leading manufacturer of paint booths and finishing systems for many industries. But what exactly is a “paint booth” or “finishing system?” This is one of the most common questions we are asked at GFS. Here are the simple definitions and an expanded explanation of each … Continue reading What Is a Paint Booth?

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Paint Booth Pressure Gauges