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
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.”
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
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?
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 time to select your paint booth lighting. 1. T8 … Continue reading 8 Things You Absolutely Need to Know About Paint Booth Lighting
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
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