I had been planning on purchasing a spray booth for quite some time. I finally took the plunge and got it set up in my reorganized hobby room. (See last post for reorganization) The booth is portable and sets up pretty easily. I have the complete venting hose so I can run it outside with only a small window crack, which is important when you are living in Canada and it is winter.
My initial reactions are quite positive. The things that strike me conclusively are:
- better air quality (a major plus!)
- better visibility with the light attachment
- less overspray
I have only used it twice, but have felt good about it. There are some things it doesn't do. It doesn't:
- improve the way I mix the paint and set the air pressure--improperly mixed paints and incorrect settings cause splotches and poorly atomized paint spray.
- improve my painting technique--practice makes perfect
- hide my mistakes--you'll notice that I didn't use the macro lens.
I certainly don't regret my decision. I have other areas to improve upon, but having the right equipment is not a mistake.