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Four Main Types of Spray Paint Booths for Industrial Use

If you’re looking to install a paint booth in your shop, you have to consider not only what you need at present, but in the future as well. Of course, this is largely dependent on your knowledge of the four key types of spray paint booths in the automotive market, especially when it comes to the advantages they bring in terms of performance and airflow.

Crossdraft is one popular type of industrial paint booth that you can look into for truck and equipment. It lets air flow right across the vehicle and is actually the most economical route to code compliance for any facility.

One advantage of a crossdraft is that the booth breathes from the front instead of through the ceiling, which means the paint booth cabin doesn’t need the upper plenum that other paint booth types require. This means as well that a crossdraft takes the least materials to make, so the cost should also be the lowest from the same manufacturer, such as Marathon Spray Booths.

Another reason behind the low cost of a crossdraft is that it doesn’t need any concrete work (like downdraft pits do) to work. You can build a crossdraft paint booth right on top of an existing floor you may already have in your property.

Just like a crossdraft paint booth, a semi-downdraft paint booth also has its exhaust achieved from the rear of the workspace. The difference is that the air will come from a tiny portion of the ceiling in front of the booth. As a result, a draft pattern will be directed at a diagonal from the filtered area to the rear of the booth at the exhaust point.

Side-draft or side-downdraft spray paint booths work by sending air through the ceiling and removing it through the side walls. The ceiling will be totally filtered, with most of the booth’s walls filtered for exhaust.

One crucial advantage of side-draft spray paint booths is the way they create a more consistent airflow pattern around the painted object and draw away paint overspray contaminants from the finish. And with side-drifts not requiring any concrete work, you will be able to save cash with them.

Lastly, with a downdraft booth, you have a draft pattern that goes from the ceiling directly to the floor. This one may require a concrete pit, or, as an alternative, it can also be mounted on a steel basement using drive-up ramps.

Cleanliness is the biggest advantage offered by a downdraft paint booth. Air is drawn around the vehicle or any painted object and then exhausted from below. No matter where the painter is spraying, a downdraft booth will pull overspray and contaminants downward. Finishes are much cleaner and you save money, because once the finish is dry, there’s no need for much buffing and corrections.