Nothing is more important than a properly functioning paint booth. The key to this is having a booth that is balanced and in-spec so the highest quality paint job can be assured. Most people believe that booth balance is strictly related to proper air flow and distribution. While air flow is very important, full booth balance will not occur unless the water flow and distribution is also in spec. Deposition of live paint or paint sludge in the booth proper will upset this balance quickly and the paint job will begin to suffer either with air flow that is blowing by the paint job or “fogging” when the air flow is too low, depositing paint overspray onto the job.