down draft paint booth and paint room prep procedure before paint

Downdraft Paint Booth and Paint Mixing Room

by | Jan 2, 2014 | About Us, Collision, Custom Paint, Gallery, Restoration

That is my latest spray booth. Installed at 28 ft by 14 ft Downdraft Bake Booth with 3″ walls, it will ramp up to 165 degrees with a 1.5 million direct fired gas heater. You can really speed up the drying cycle.

We usually paint at 80 degrees and with a variable speed. With the freak drive on the exhaust side, you can adjust the flow of air movement. As the filters get dirty on the exhaust side, the operator can speed up the motor allowing for positive pressure at all times to keep dust from entering the booth.

That was in the build stage. We were installing the tile floors for easy cleanup and dust-free paint jobs.

Below you can see the filter rack in the booth ceiling before we install the spray booth filters.

Note we poured a concrete pad for this booth 6 inches above the ground to prevent water in the shop from rusting out the booth.

We built a 30ft long paint mixing room with tile floors, so the painter is in a cleanroom to enter the booth during the spray operation.

Here is another peek at the inside of the paint room. The painter has a bench to pre-mix for his job.

That was the far best investment I made for the booth. It’s called a Chisum airbag lift for painting.

It operates with an airbag, so it’s safe for the spray booth environment. It made painting full paint jobs a pleasure.

As you can see here, it’s nice to tape off a 41 Lincoln Zepher and preform the final prep procedures before the paint.

Below is a picture of the lift; it stands as high as 1/2 a coke can and rolls around with a T handle.

Hope you enjoyed the post on this Downdraft Paint Booth and Paint Mixing Room



  1. Daniel Harris

    This is the coolest set up I have ever seen

    • John Russo

      thanks, Dan it makes the difference

      best John Russo


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