Located in Room 008A, adjacent to the Model Shop’s entry vestibule, the spray booth is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, when classes are in session.
The spray booth is for finishing operations involving the use of spray paints, solvents, petroleum distillate based aerosols, and any finishing materials which require adequate ventilation. These types of finishing materials are not allowed to be used anywhere else in the building.
The exhaust fan pulls 2800 CFM, and filters airborne chemical fumes and particulates from the area in front of the filters. Items to be finished should be placed within the paint booth, in range of the filters. The fume exhaust fan must be turned on. Directions for activating the exhaust fan are posted by the switch on the wall in the spray booth room.
Spray Booth Protocol
- Open flames or heating devices shall not be used in the spraying area.
- Protective eyewear and clothing should be worn when using solvents.
- Booth fan must be on at all times when applying finishes.
- Place scrap paper or cardboard under your project to keep it clean and preserve the painting platform.
- After applying the finish, move your work to a drying rack if possible, to protect it and so others can use the spray booth.
- Label your project with your name and contact information. (Email or Phone)
- Remove from the room all materials you bring in.
- Discard used spray cans in the designated container. (Blue barrel)
- Discard used solvents in the designated container. (Red barrel)
- Store partially used paint or solvent cans in the Flammables cabinet.
- Keep the work area free of unnecessary clutter.
- The room will be cleaned each week. Unclaimed materials will be discarded.
There is a utility sink provided in the room, as well as an emergency eyewash station. The sink can be used to wash only water-based materials from hands, tools and paint brushes. Do not pour large quantities of water-based paint down the drain.
the following are not permitted in the sink
- Oil Paint
- Enamel Paint
- Casting Resin