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#1 posted 08-24-2012 04:20 PM

Brett, Since you say you have a large shop, would you have room enough to make a small area for just spraying along an outside wall? You could build a small spray booth. A typical spray ” booth” is three sided with a good exhaust fan with filters. ( lights and fan needs to be explosion proof). In a lot of spray booths; the side walls don’t even go all the way to the ceiling. The problem with an open spray booth is you really can’t do anything else when you’re finishing. If you’re a one man shop, that’s usually not a problem. Since you are using an HVLP system, there shouldn’t be much overspray and having a booth keeps the spray confned and allows the fan to pull more directly from that area. I’ve sprayed for years that way and have had pretty good results. If you’re a production shop, then you should probably invest in a totally enclosed spray room that not only filters the air it exhaust, but also the air it draws in. Can be very expensive, but will keep the EPA and everyone else happy. I’ve used both over the years and since I’m just a one man band, I found a spray “booth” works fine for me.

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