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Spray Booth



Location
Access
Forbo Model Making Space (Room G12)
Level 01 - Fabrication Workshop Safety Induction

 

Spray booth is a pressure controlled, closed environment that is isolated from the rest of the workshop. It is used to spray aerosol cans, apply glues, paints and resins. The highly ventilated space assists in the removal of any toxic fumes that are emitted from substances maintaining healthy levels of air quality within the fabrication workshop.

Health and Safety

The spray booth is free to use by students who have completed their Level 01 - Fabrication Workshop Safety Induction. Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety goggles, gloves and masks should be used in this space where possible.

Operation Instructions

Operation

  • Start up: Turn on main isolator switch above the spray booth control panel. Turn light switch on and check work space inside spray booth is clean and clear.
  • Purge the spray booth: Push GREEN button labeled “START”. The spray booth will purge, indicated by the YELLOW light labeled “Booth Purging”. This cycle will last for approximately 60 seconds. Wait for the spray booth to finish purging and the GREEN light labeled ‘Booth Purged’ to be lit up.
  • Spray material: Place items to be spray painted in the spray booth on a stand near the back of the room close to the filter wall (The white wall made from cardboard). Spray paint items using ONLY SPRAY CAN PAINT in thin light layers to achieve an even coat. When satisfied with paint coverage and finish exit spray booth and leave item to dry.
  • Shut down and Remove material: Clear items and mess from spray booth ensuring it is left in clean and clear condition for next user. Shut doors behind you. Push RED shutdown button. The WHITE and YELLOW lights will then illuminate as the spray booth “Post Purges”.

Workmanship Considerations

  • To get an even coat of paint, sweep the can horizontally and vertically past the object as you spray. For example, if you're moving left to right, you begin spraying to the left of the object, onto the object, and then to the right of the object.
  • Whenever possible, place the object you're painting on a platform such as a piece of cardboard or a scrap piece of plywood. Then you'll be able to rotate the object as you paint without touching it.
  • A sprayed coating is smooth and reflects light in a way that makes surface flaws obvious. So, before you paint your item, sand it smooth and go over it with primer.
  • The spray booth can also be used for other purposes such as applying glue and resin to models.