spray booth to provide good, direct light on the area being painted. All lights must be of the vaporproof
3-16. Wiping Rags and Drop Cloths. Carry wiping rags at all times to wipe up spills and splatters
before they dry on unprotected surfaces. Drop cloths are used to protect furniture and floors and are
available in canvas, rubberized fabrics, plastic, and impregnated paper. Plastic drop cloths are the most
popular because they are inexpensive and can be discarded when they become soiled.
Figure 3-47. Portable spray booth
PART C: TRAFFIC-MARKING MACHINES
These machines are used to paint stripes on roads, parking lots, landing strips, and curbs. Although
stripes can be painted by hand, a power-operated marker will save much time.
a. Power-operated, traffic-marking machines differ in design and construction.
manufacturer builds one or more power-operated machines to certain specifications; however, some
machines do not have a traction drive. Such machines must be pushed by hand or pulled by a motorized
truck or tractor. A few of the machines are designed to mount on motorized trucks; others are mounted
on either three or four wheels, operate on their own power, and furnish power for traction.
b. A typical small, power-operated, self-propelled, traffic-marking machine is compact in
construction and all the units are in plain view. The paint tank is located between the wheels, with the
gasoline engine and air compressor are mounted over the