In this series, we’ll look at some of the most common types of paint spray booths and their functions and benefits. This month’s spotlight is on benchtop paint booths.
What is a benchtop paint booth?
Also known as tabletop paint booths, benchtop paint booths are different from larger booths. This type of smaller booth features a built-in “bench” that allows the user to paint or finish small pieces that need to be worked on at counter-height, about 4 feet off the ground. The front of the booth is open, and it features an integrated exhaust system in the back.
Externally, most benchtop paint booths are about 7 feet tall. They can vary in width between 2 feet and 8 feet wide. You can also find smaller models that don’t have a built-in bench because they are designed to sit on an existing counter or table.
How does a benchtop paint booth work?
A benchtop paint booth has a built-in bench inside the structure, which has three enclosed sides and a roof. The booth draws fresh air through the open front and exhausts it through a filter system in the back wall.
Our tabletop paint booths are made of 18-gauge galvanized steel and include all sealants, hardware, and fasteners. We also include all the necessary exhaust components: grids, filters, fans, and motors. Exhaust ductwork, an ETL-listed control panel, and lighting are some of the add-ons we offer.
What is a benchtop paint booth used for?
Benchtop paint booths create a safe and code-compliant environment for finishing small items. The built-in counter allows you to place an item where it’s easy to see and interact with. This means that you don’t have to kneel down in a traditional paint booth to work with a small item sitting on the floor.
A tabletop paint booth can be used to finish a wide variety of pieces:
- Furniture (e.g. stools, end tables, accent items)
- Cabinet doors
- Machine parts and interior pieces
- Woodworking projects
- Hobby items (e.g. figurines, miniatures, models)
- Small pieces of industrial equipment
- DIY projects
A benchtop paint booth makes it safer and easier to create beautifully finished pieces.
Top benefits of a benchtop paint booth
Why should you add a tabletop paint booth to your business or home workshop? Here are some of the advantages you can expect:
- Better lighting to reduce errors in the finishing process
- A code-compliant exhaust system
- Improved air quality with reduced paint fumes
- Less debris and dust that can create flaws in the finish
- Better control of flammable materials/reduced risk of fire
- Improved workflow efficiency
- Reduced curing time
As you can see, there are numerous benefits of adding a benchtop paint booth to your shop, manufacturing plant, or garage. This type of spray booth has a smaller footprint than a traditional full-size paint booth, and it creates the ideal environment for finishing small items. You can work efficiently in a safe environment and get high-quality finishes on even the most complex pieces.
Find the Perfect Paint Booth for Your Project
A benchtop paint booth is a fantastic upgrade for hobbyists who spend a lot of time painting miniature projects. It’s also essential for any industrial workshop that manufactures and finishes small parts, equipment, furnishings, and products.
We offer several different benchtop paint booth models with unique features. If you aren’t sure which one is right for your needs, contact our expert team for assistance. We can even customize a paint booth for you. Contact our team or give us a call at 888-312-7488.