Originally Posted by gto_ron
If you can't place the compressor outside or in another room, at least place it as far from the painting area as possible.
1. As Milo said, you don't want airborne oil droplets floating around.
2. The pressure switch contacts arc when turning on and especially off.
3. The compressor cooling pulley stirs up dust.
4. Lights on the walls are great, especially when trying to paint down along the rockers.
5. Have a dedicated compressed air outlet just for painting, no air tools. Get a good water separator and use all 3/8 ID hose and fittings.
I've made about every mistake possible so what I know, I learned the hard way.
The pros will have more and better ideas.
what exactly are you referring to by compressed air outlet? Hard plumbing? Hadn't considered that for the plan but may look into it to see how easily and economically I could work it in. The way my current set up is (and you can kind of see it in the picture) is a whip going to the regulator/filter, and then it goes down to my hose reel. I don't run oil through my lines for my air tools (I oil them at the tool) but I do run air tools off this as well.