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Global Finishing Solutions’ General Purpose Paint Booths are high-quality, cost-effective solutions for industrial manufacturers and businesses that need to paint equipment, utility vehicles and trucks that are too large for traditional automotive refinish booths but too small for our Large Equipment Paint Booth line. Pre-engineered models and standard options are fully ETL and ETL-C listed and meet or exceed industry safety standards. 


Fully ETL and ETL-C Listed
Pre-engineered General Purpose models and options are fully ETL and ETL-C listed, ensuring that the entire booth complies with applicable safety codes and meets performance requirements. 

Fans & Motors

High-powered fans and motors supply optimal airflow through the paint booth, creating a cleaner environment for a better paint job. Each General Purpose Paint Booth includes a non-sparking, tube axial exhaust fan with belt guards and duct connector ring, along with a UL/CUL and CSA recognized three-phase, TEFC, tri-voltage motor.

Booth Doors
Swing-type product doors (filtered or solid) and at least one personnel door come standard with each pre-engineered General Purpose Paint Booth. Doors feature heavy-duty hinges with plate steel and replaceable brass brushings. Hinges guarantee long-lasting performance with no sagging.

Premium Hip Lighting 
Designed and manufactured by GFS for optimal brightness, General Purpose Booths feature strategically-placed hip light fixtures for precise, complete lighting with minimal shadows. Light fixtures are ETL and ETL-C listed and come complete with T8 ballasts and color-corrected tubes.

Safety Features
To ensure the safety of painters and equipment, a manometer and air solenoid valve are included with all General Purpose Booths to maintain an optimal working environment inside the booth. Limit switches come standard on pressurized booths to safely shut down spray guns when the booth doors are open.


One of GFS’ greatest strengths is our ability to provide our customers with highly specialized products. The following pre-engineered options can be added to GFS General Purpose Paint Booths:

  • White pre-coat
  • Air Make-Up Unit (AMU)
  • Lighting Options:
    • Six-tube fluorescent light figures, with T-8 ballasts
    • Light reflectors
    • Four- or six-tube LED fixtures
  • Air proving switch
  • Doors and windows:
    • Bi-folding door
    • Roll-up product door
    • Two-panel swing doors
    • Drive-thru doors
    • Additional personnel doors

Custom Options

To meet very specific configuration and usability requirements, GFS offers highly customized booth options that can be fully integrated into General Purpose Booths. These options include:

  • Multi-stage filtration
  • Seismic construction
  • Conveyor openings
General Purpose Spray Booth

General Purpose Spray Booth


Selecting a Booth Size

Use the following guidelines to help you determine the appropriate size booth for your needs:
  • Interior Width: Add 5 ft. to the width of the largest item that will be put in the booth (include fixture or pallet size)
  • Interior Height: Add 2 ft. to the height of the largest item that will be put in the booth (include fixture or pallet size)
  • Interior Depth: Add 5 ft. to the depth of the largest item that will be placed in the booth.

Additional Sizing Considerations

Global Finishing Solutions’ Sales and Design departments ensure that the booth and shop are configured to best accommodate the customer’s painting and finishing needs. The following items must be considered when determining booth size, location and configuration:
  • Square Footage: Ceiling heights and floor space must be sufficient to accommodate the booth’s exterior dimensions as well as the dimensions of other product offerings, such as Paint Mix Rooms, Dust Collection or Hazardous Material Storage Buildings.
  • Shop Height: GFS recommends that you allow 3 ft. between the top of the booth and the shop ceiling to allow space for maintenance, installation and an exhaust fan, if they are positioned at the top of the booth.
    Note: Outdoor Large Equipment Booths are available for locations with limited shop space.
  • Maneuvering Vehicles and Equipment: Depending on the floor layout and sizes of the products being painted or finished, it may be difficult to move product into and out of the booth. Make sure there is sufficient space to move around corners and approach the product doors straight on.
  • Bridge Chambers with Solid Doors: The booth opening dimensions are decreased by 2 ft. in height and 4 ft. in width on a booth with a bridge chamber. Take this into account when determining booth and door size.
  • Door Swing Range: Allow for sufficient space for filtered or solid swing doors to open fully to allow product entrance. If space at the front or rear of the booth is limited for product entry and/or exit, bi-fold, tri-fold, sliding and roll-up doors are available as options on GFS Large Equipment and General Purpose Booths.
  • Conveyor: Width must be sufficient to allow finishers to complete their operation within the allotted time. Spraying should not be completed less than 2 ft. from the conveyor opening.



The simplest, most cost-effective configuration, air flows horizontally through a crossdraft booth, parallel to the floor and over the product. Crossdraft airflow starts at the front of the booth, with air entering the booth through either filtered products doors (non-pressurized booths) or an intake chamber (pressurized booths). Air exits the booth through an exhaust plenum located at the rear of the booth.

Side Downdraft

Side downdraft booths are an economical solution for shops that aren’t able to install a pit. Air comes into the booth through a full-length, filtered ceiling plenum, and flows downward over the product. When air reaches the floor, it is pulled into floor-level filtered exhaust plenums on both sides of the booth.


The semi-downdraft booth is a hybrid combining features of both crossdraft and downdraft booths. Air is introduced to the booth through the ceiling in the first 25-30 percent of the booth. Then it’s pulled across the working chamber, over the vehicle and into the filtered exhaust chamber at the booth rear.


Generally accepted as the best airflow style, downdraft booths do an excellent job controlling overspray and contamination. Air enters the booth through a fulllength, filtered ceiling plenum. From there, air flows vertically over the product and into the filtered exhaust pit in the floor.


Premium Hip Lighting

Designed and manufactured by GFS for optimal brightness, General Purpose Booths feature premium hip light fixtures for precise, complete lighting with minimal shadows. Light fixtures are ETL and ETL-C listed, and come complete with T8 ballasts and color-corrected tubes.

Lighting Options

Six-tube fluorescent light fixtures with T8 ballasts are available to provide additional lighting in critical areas without additional installation costs. Light reflectors can be added behind fluorescent bulbs to achieve greater luminosity. Four-or six-tube LED fixtures are also available for added energy savings. These use GFS standard 48 in. inside-access fixtures and twist-style replacement.



Doors & Windows

GFS doors and windows are designed with durability and flexibility in mind. Each pre-engineered General Purpose Booth includes a swing-type product door (either filtered or solid, depending on airflow and pressurization) and one personnel door. Depending on the layout of your booth and paint line, optional doors and configurations – such as roll-up, bi-fold or drive-thru – may be right for you.

Observation windows come standard in all personnel doors, but can also be added to booth walls and certain product doors to monitor robotics, painters or booth modes.


Control Panels

All GFS control panels are UL-listed and make it easy to manage your booth’s safety features and environment. Two control panels are available with the General Purpose Paint Booth line from GFS. For non-pressurized booths, the electromechanical control panel is used to control booth exhaust, safety interlocks and lights. The Velocity control panel comes standard with pressurized booths and features an Allen-Bradley PLC and HMI, making it simple to navigate. Velocity supports spray, flash and cure modes along with many programmable alarms, an auto-balancing system (on pressurized booths) and automatic safety checks.


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GFS guarantees that our products meet or exceed all of the applicable codes related to the equipment. Our engineers regularly follow and contribute to the advancement of codes and standards that affect the industries that we work in. One of our engineers currently serves on the NFPA Technical Committee on Finishing Processes, a key standard in the finishing industry.


General Purpose Paint Booths have undergone extensive design and validation measures to ensure a high-quality, cost-effective solution for our customers. GFS General Purpose Booths are geared toward industrial manufacturers and businesses looking for a clean, code-compliant environment for painting equipment, utility vehicles and trucks that are too large for traditional automotive refinish booths but too small for the Large Equipment Paint Booth line.



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GFS General Purpose Spray Booth Interior

A combination of economy and efficiency, GFS pre-engineered General Purpose Booths are designed to meet your budget and quality requirements while providing exactly what you need. Based on extensive market research and data analysis, GFS has focused our pre-engineered offering to meet the majority of our customer’s needs while still providing key selectable options to ensure flexibility.

Pre-engineered General Purpose Booths are available in a select number of sizes and are comprised of GFS’ most tried-and-true features. By eliminating the need to custom engineer each and every booth, we can provide you with the flexibility and quality you need, fast.


Custom Engineered General Purpose Paint Booths

What sets GFS apart from the rest is our ability to deliver precisely engineered custom products. As the world’s largest paint booth manufacturer, we have the resources and expertise to design technologically advanced paint booths to meet your specific feature and size requirements.

Custom engineered solutions provide the same exceptional quality and performance you expect from GFS and provide you with a truly one-of-a-kind booth for painting your medium-sized equipment, utility vehicles and other products.




General Purpose Paint Booths Additional Product Options

GFS has a full line of high-quality product offerings designed and built in-house to support your finishing operation. Hazardous Material Storage Buildings, Mix Rooms, Industrial Ovens, Dust Collection Systems, Open Face Booths and many other product options are available to seamlessly integrate with your General Purpose Paint Booth and complete your paint and finishing process requirements.







Let us know your product requirements, and we will put you in touch with a distributor in your area.

Disclaimer: Product configurations are subject to change without notice

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