Which Spray Booth Do I Need? (Dry Filter, Water Wash or Inflatable!) . Author - Andy Potts June 29th 2020 (reading time 3 mins)
Inflatable Spray Booth housing a car ready for spray
If you're thinking about investing in a spray booth for your paint shop or for DIY spray jobs, there are three types to consider - dry filter, water wash and inflatable! The type of spray booth technology that you choose will come down to three main factors:
In this article, we'll look at each booth's key features and benefits and highlight important points to consider.
These are the most popular type of booth amongst professional sprayers for four main reasons:
It is advisable to keep the booth walls, floors and ceilings covered in a peelable coating to collect excess overspray and reduce downtime when cleaning. This short video explains all:
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Ultra Peelable Coating - 25 Litre
Water wash booths are similar to standard spray booths except the back wall has a wall of water that catches overspray efficiently. The trapped spray particles drop into a water tough below, making them easy to remove. This system reduces downtime and clean-up, making it ideal for high volume sprayers with high production rates.
Water wash spray booths are more expensive to install and maintain (due to water treatment costs) than dry filter setups. However, if you are a high-production manufacturer and use your booth constantly, water wash is more cost-effective than dry filter options.
It is essential to treat the water in your booth in line with the manufacture's schedule. This is because stagnant booth water makes the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, which can:
A water wash cleaning schedule involves periodically pouring chemical additives into the water to kill bacteria and to separate the water from solid paint particles, making the system easy to clean.
Our experts explain water wash spray booths in more detail in this short video:
Water Wash Booth Advice
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Biocide Additive - 5 Litre
Inflatable booths are designed for the amateur sprayer. These portable spray booths provide a mobile and cost-effective way of enclosing an item away from dirty external air. They're not suited to commercial use for two main reasons:
Whichever spray booth you choose for your paint shop, you will need to set up a maintenance schedule to:
The Ultrimax Total Paint Support Team can set you up with a maintenance plan for FREE. Contact us for details.
Ultrimax can support you to choose, buy, install and maintain a booth for your paint shop. Our Total Paint Shop Support service -TPS4 - can advise you on and supply you with products and services that cover all four bases of paint shop production:
Paint manufacture - we stock a vast range of industrial coatings to help you achieve your desired finish, including primers and both single-pack and two-pack topcoats.
Paint shop consumables - with over 45 years' experience in the industry, we understand the consumables you need and provide over 20,000 products online. Stay on top of your equipment maintenance schedules with our recurring order service for paint shop supplies, such as spray booth filters.
Spray equipment - we cover all of your spray equipment needs from gun nozzles to booths. Choose from a wide range of leading brands such as Graco, Wagner and Iwata.
Advice and training - with two NACE CIP Level 1 Inspectors in the team, you can rest assured the advice you receive is based on industry best practices. Our qualified paint technicians offer valuable training, suggestions and advice, ensuring you get the best finish for your project. We cover the UK and are on hand for demonstrations and trials.
Watch this short video to find out more about TPS4 and how it can benefit your paint shop:
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