When you order a paint booth from Standard Tools and Equipment, it’s important that the booth gets to you in great condition. With our booths being shipped, using a third-party provider, it can be transferred from terminal to terminal until it reaches your door. Once it’s out of our hands, it’s hard to know what can happen along the way. This is why we take extra measures to ensure your booth gets to you safely and in great condition.
The most important step in preparing a booth for shipment is to create a crate for it to ship in. Have you ever stopped to think what can happen if your products are shipped without protection? Crating helps pieces remain together and provides protection from damage. It protects small parts from being misplaced and/or glass from breaking while in transit.
Loading our crates is a specialty that our loaders have down pat. Like a puzzle, they load them in tight to prevent shifting. Crating is vital in this industry and any company that will ship your booth to you un-packaged is risking your booth’s quality. Crating should not be an option, and at Standard Tools… we hope you understand why it’s not an option, it’s the only way we’ll ship your paint booth to you.
When you order a powder-coated paint booth, we actually wrap each individual panel to protect it’s finish from scrapes and scratches.
So, now you know, when you see that “crating” charge on your quote… it’s to ensure that your booth arrives undamaged. If it’s damaged in transit…. make sure that you let us know as soon as possible so we can walk you through the process of filing a claim with the shipping company. (888-312-7488).
Here are some photos of a booth that is not crated and the damage it causes. This is why it’s not optional, and shouldn’t be optional from any manufacturer.
I have had three phone calls in two days from people who have purchased our paint booths second (or third) hand. The problems and costs that they are going through because of poor maintenance, destructive disassembles or their inability to get permitting has made it hard on them. Although our paint booths are of high quality and built to last, there are pitfalls of buying a used booth, no matter who the manufacturer is. Don’t get a used spray booth – it’s more hassle in the end.
Money is tight. If your company has survived the Great Recession then you understand this. Your company may also need a paint booth. Buying a used paint booth can lead to many unforeseen and unexpected costs. How do you know what you’re getting?
Standard Tools is in the business of selling new spray booths, but we want to let you in on some of the costs associated with buying a used paint booth. Even if a used paint booth is provided at no cost, the potential costs can be greater than a new spray booth in the end. We have new automotive booths starting at less than $5,000.
CONDITION – A used spray booth is on the market due to one of three situations: a paint booth owner is growing and needs a larger unit, a company is going out of business or a company is no longer painting. You have no way of knowing if the paint booth was maintained and taken care of. Continue reading THE PITFALLS OF A USED SPRAY BOOTH
It used to be that everything could be bought at your local hardware or general store. After that, there was Wal-mart (AKA: Wally World). Since the Internet has become a household necessity in the last decade, online shopping has skyrocketed and people are carving out niches that only the Internet makes possible. For instance, a stay-at-home Mom who can sew really well is able to sell her crafty pieces on Etsy or Ebay. Have some stuff you want to get rid of but don’t have the time or energy for a yard sale? (Plus, you really hate getting up that early.) Snap a photo on your phone and put it on Craigslist. People no longer have to fight the crowds at Wal-Mart or search from store to store. They can find everything, including extremely rare and hard-to-find items or Paint Booths, on their computer.
Shop with Caution: With online shopping come scams and rip-offs. After all, anyone can setup a web site and become an “online seller” without any credentials or validity. How do you know if it is a legit business or just a guy in his garage? It is extremely important that when you are ordering from an online retailer, do your homework. Read the “About Us” page on their site. Check them out on social media (Facebook / Twitter / Ect.) Are there pictures of their facilities, phone numbers, an address, email addresses, etc? How long have they been in business? Do they stand behind their products? Do they have a customer service department? Google their company name for any online conversation about them. Read their customer feedback. Always go with your gut instinct. Okay, rant over… moving on.
Here’s the process of your paint booth going through production!We’re going to demonstrate via photos (fun, right?!). All of our sales & customer service team members are based out of our home office, on the same premises as our manufacturing plant. Both located in Greensboro, North Carolina.
That’s right… it’s time to get off your “But”. Before you judge me for saying that, hear me out. Most of us spend a lot of time on our “Buts”
“But” I don’t have enough money for a new booth.
“But” I can’t afford to have someone install it.
“But” the booth I have now is just fine.
“But” the space I have will require a custom size.
“But” the shipping costs will be too high.
“But” I don’t know what I need to make the right decision.
Other “Buts” abound….
We can answer all your questions and put those “Buts” to rest.
“But” I don’t have enough money for a new booth. We offer the most affordable booths on the market and plenty of lease options available as well.
“But” I can’t afford to have someone install it. Our booths come ready for you to install. If you can stand on a ladder and read a tape measure then you are qualified.
“But” the booth I have now is just fine. It may be just fine, but it may not be code compliant. Give us a call and we will help you decide if you need a new booth.
“But” the space I have will require a custom size. We love custom!!! And it won’t cost you an arm and a leg to get it done… just a “But”
“But” the shipping costs will be too high. Let us shock you by how little it really costs to ship paint booths in the U.S. We get great deals from freight companies because we sell and ship more booths than any other direct seller in the country.
“But” I don’t know what I need to make the right decision. Call us… that’s our job!
Bottom line is this… we are available to help you get off your “But”, no matter how big it is.
Did you know that there is a Standard Tools and Equipment paint booth on a number of continents around the world? That’s right! We ship internationally all of our paint booth systems. To US military bases and businesses to the North, South and overseas through freight forwarding services. Our ability to customize booths, manufacture quality booths in a quick turnaround gets us a lot of attention, from all over. Fortunately for our customers, we make it easy to order from us, no matter where they live.
* We help with documents needed to get through customs.
* We handle all the paper work for your broker.
We sell a lot of booths into Canada. On all paint booth orders for Canada, we prepare the commercial invoice and NAFTA certificate the day the order goes into production.
We then email you the documents and request your broker’s information, if not already provided. Courier companies use customs’ brokers for packages processed through Canada customs at the Canadian border. Fees for that service will be passed along to you.
Using a broker will help your package get through customs quickly and easily. To find a broker, we recommend asking a neighbor or friend who may have ordered products from the U.S. for a recommendation. A lot of our customers use Livingston International Inc. You can contact them at 1-800-837-1063.
We prepare a sheet with your broker info and include it with the paperwork that goes to the truck driver at pick up. Your broker and the trucking company will handle things from there. The freight quoted is for delivery to your location, but you are responsible for getting the booth unloaded. You are responsible for any fees and taxes incurred.
Don’t let location be a hindrance to getting a great deal on one of our paint booths!
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