Open Front Paint Booth

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Open front paint booths happen to be one of the most in-demand finishing solutions, particularly when it comes to many industrial applications. They are extremely versatile and cost-effective units which have for a long time, been effective for varied finishing applications. Their open face configuration is well noted for its floor space saving attributes. It also makes moving substrates and parts in and out of the unit infinitely hassle-free when compared to all other alternatives currently made available in the market. So what exactly is an open front paint booth and what can it do for you?

Read on to find out more.

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ZPar International is a leading manufacturer of a variety of top-quality standard and customized paint booth solutions including the open front sort. We also offer first-rate powder coating solutions, abrasive blasting equipment and accessories and more. 

Common open front paint booth applications

The open front paint booth is a very popular finishing solution for processing varied substrates and parts. These units are especially popular with furniture makers and woodworkers. They are also used to facilitate activities such as welding, minor automotive repair, automotive repainting and even sanding. This sort of spray paint booth is an excellent solution for batch application or even a conveyor system.

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Some of the everyday products that are routinely finished in an open front paint booth are gas tanks, film-making props, metallic cans, diverse furniture items, and cabinets, to name a few.

Unlike other units designed as full enclosures, the open front paint booth construction is simply as its name suggests. It is a unit that consists of a filtered back wall, two sides walls, and a ceiling with the front, however, being totally unobstructed. This kind of paint booth exhaust filtration system is always located within the back wall. An open front paint booth is indeed one of the most flexible finishing products of this nature to be had in the market. This type of of booth is the easiest to customize thanks to its open face floor plan. It may be configured to process smaller substrates and parts as well as larger ones in a stress-free manner.
Open Front Paint Booth

One of the best examples of the smaller varieties of the open front paint booth is the popular benchtop unit. Alternatively, if your requirements demand a bigger spray booth, there also exist bigger models, which are specifically designed to accommodate larger items along with complex painting rigs. 

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Industrial Exhaust Chambers

Key factors regarding the need to use and maintain paint booth filters to achieve a quality job and protect the painter, others in the shop, and the environment. Give us a call for information.

How does the airflow in an open front paint booth work?

In an open front paint booth setup, air is first drawn into the unit from the unobstructed front area. It is then relayed horizontally across the substrate being finished and ultimately captured by the exhaust system that is situated within the back wall. It is important to say that as air is pulled into an open front paint booth, it isn’t filtered prior to gaining entrance within. So it is always prudent to make sure that your paint operators keep your facility clean at all times if you opt to settle for this type of spray paint booth solution. This will go a long way in greatly minimizing contamination of your finished products. Conversely, this particular paint booth design quirk guarantees that air can travel through the unit remarkably fast. In turn, this provides a rapid and very efficient means of eliminating toxic fumes, overspray, and debris, together with other contaminants, from your unit’s workspace.
Open Front Paint Booth

What are the key benefits of the open front paint booth?

The open front paint booth integrates the most cost-effective airflow style in the market; the crossflow airflow. This given airflow is known for delivering consistent and reliable performance, without having to break a bank. As you will not be compelled to install a pit or tunnel on your paint shop’s floor, you will be able to integrate this sort of spray paint booth into your existing facilities with the greatest of ease.

Another major benefit of the open front paint booth is the ability to easily customize it’s size in length, width and even height. Handling substrates and parts in a paint booth can be difficult when it isn’t very wide. Nevertheless, these varieties of spray booth solutions come complete in diverse dimensions. Standard units of this sort may feature a width of between 6 feet to 20 feet and a depth of between 6 feet to 8 feet.

Lastly, when compared with the enclosed units, the open front paint booth is a more pocket-friendly finishing solution, both in the short term and long term. Purchasing such a booth upfront is much lower than an equivalent-sized enclosed unit. Since it doesn’t support intake filtration, this kind of unit requires smaller and fewer fans. Upon comparison with an equivalent-sized open front booth with the crossflow airflow, an enclosed unit with the downdraft airflow is nearly 25% more costly upfront. Then again, the operational costs of running an enclosed booth are much steeper than those of running an open front unit.
Open Front Paint Booth

For example, the downdraft units necessitate from a 20% – 40% higher volume of air in comparison to a crossflow open front paint booth unit. Other notable benefits of this type of finishing solution include a remarkable ease of installation, ease of access for moving items of all size, versatility in frictionlessly suiting diverse applications and last but not least, efficient containment of overspray together with other contaminants. 

The only drawback of the open front paint booth is it is only to be had in a single airflow style like the crossflow style, while enclosed units are designed to incorporate a wide variety of airflows. It is noteworthy to state that the airflow style you in the long run choose may have a noticeable impact on the overall quality and consistency of your shop’s paint jobs, over time.