Paint Room

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Pre-Approved Coating List


A paint room is a special purpose environment for supporting parts finishing operations such as painting, staining, and lacquering. The paint room on Floor 5 of think[box] contains an open face spray booth equipped with filters that help contain vapors and aerosols from finishing processes. While personal protective equipment (PPE) still must be worn, the overall hazards resulting from painting, staining, or varnishing are greatly reduced.

How to Start

  1. Check to see if your coating is safe to use by referencing our pre-approved list. If your coating is not on the pre-approved list please email with a picture of both the front and back of the container or a link to purchase the product from an online vendor. You will receive a response within two business days.
  2. Once you know your coating is safe to use, come to think[box] and ask a student worker at the 4th floor front desk to give you access to the paint room. You will need to also show them the coating you are using, so they can double check to make sure it is on the list of pre-approved coatings.
  3. A form of ID must be held at the front desk as collateral for the duration of the time you are using the paint room and will be returned after you have shown a Student Worked that the paint room is clean. Acceptable forms of ID include a driver's license, passport, school ID etc.
  4. When you get to the 5th floor before going in to coat your project make sure to put on safety goggles (located on the safety kiosk outside of the room) before entering the room.

File Format 

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Pre-Approved Materials

Technical Details

Interior working size: 52 inches wide, 30 inches deep, 76 inches tall

Exhaust fan: 2600 cubic feet per minute (CFM)