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
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.