A portable spray booth is an enclosure that may be used in conjunction with many different types of construction projects, which makes it a valuable tool for virtually any business owner. While you may be unfamiliar with the term, chances are high that you have at least once seen one on the job site or heard people talking about it when discussing workplace safety. The following article will tell you all about portable spray booths and why they are such an important piece of equipment to have in your workplace.
What is a Portable Spray Booth?
A portable spray booth is a designed enclosure, specifically used to isolate the vapors that are expelled during painting. By using a three-tiered utilization process, portable spray booths remove hazardous vapors from the environment, which creates a safe and breathable work zone. One reason to invest in one of these is the shield they provide from potentially harmful chemicals and fumes, they also keep dust particles out of your tools and other tools. Investing in one can also prevent cross contamination with other jobs and protect your furniture or concrete surface while painting.
How Does it Work?
It is highly recommended that when you begin painting indoors, you first use a respirator to filter out any impurities in your air. But what about smaller jobs like those done on cars? For these cases, it is advised that a portable spray booth be used as it will provide an enclosed workspace where all poisonous vapors can safely build up and then be removed from your breathing zone. This way, you’re not exposed to harmful chemicals while working on your project. The purpose of a portable spray booth is twofold: (1) keeping paint off your clothes and skin, and (2) keeping harmful paint fumes away from you. By using one, you are creating a safe work environment for yourself and others around you. If you are going to purchase one of these units, keep in mind that they come in different sizes depending on how much space you need for your project. Some people even make their own with some plastic sheeting and duct tape!
Where Should I Use it?
No matter where you’re painting, you need to consider your environment before firing up that paint gun. Different projects require different methods of containment. Here are some questions to ask yourself when choosing your location: Where will I be spraying? Can my space support my project needs (e.g., weight load)? How many people will be exposed during and after application? What materials am I using in my coating process? Will they produce hazardous vapors or fumes? Will I be applying near children, pets, or wildlife?
Although many industrial environments have their own spray booths, not all do. If your workplace doesn’t already have one and needs a portable booth in order to safely paint objects, it may be worthwhile to consider investing in one. A little bit of research could go a long way toward protecting workers and ensuring that projects are completed as safely as possible. If you don’t know where to start with looking into portable spray booths, contact your local painting company.