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I have been spraying my finishes in a self made spray booth, It is framed in with sheet metal sides double doors to bring in material etc. I have a explosion proof fan with a 20 by 20 filter. I keep it about 70-80 degrees when spraying. My question is if I would get a professional made booth, would my finish quality be drastically different. Im sure some of you guys have went from something like i have to a more expensive set up does this warrant the thousands of dollars spent or is it more about cleanliness etc.
As long as it's a clean area and you have good filtration with nice lighting, no, you won't likely see a dramatic increase in your finish quality.
You mentioned you have a 20x20 filter.i don't know if you meant you have only 1 but if you are running a 24" fan at full speed, you will need at least 10 20x20 filtered openings to create the right draft.
You probably won't notice a finish quality difference, but when I set up my booth the insurance company, fire department, and city hall required my booth have an engineers stamp and fire suppression on it to pass inspection.
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I don't want to offend anyone, but the answer is a resounding yes.
A booth is just a fancy metal box, that's it. You can have all the attributes of what you said in a spray room.
I can't see how spraying a car is more difficult then spraying cabinets. Car spraying is usually the outside surface while cabinet spraying incorporates inside 90s, sharp outside corners and lots of nooks and crannies. The main obstacle of a car is it's size.