Paint booth

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Project by Dpeet posted 12-10-2015 08:16 PM 1282 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was time to get rid of the fumes. I had 6 chairs to refinish and I want it to spray them, even with a mask on I knew when I was finished the entire shop would smell. So with scrap wood laying around I decided to make a spray booth. I ran a channel across the top and down the two sides, 9 inches wide an inch deep. Across the top and a foot down on the sides I drilled 3/8 inch holes then I finished the sides with half inch holes to the bottom. I added a 5 inch hole on the top and ran my dust system to the top of the box. After priming all the chairs I realized I was getting over spray on the floor in front of the box so I added a one foot by 42 inch piece with 3 inch sides. After adding the piece in front it kept all the overspray in the box. It’s definitely not a pretty project but it seems to work very well thought I would pass that along.

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#1 posted 12-10-2015 08:48 PM

Very clever idea.
I assume you are venting your dust collector to the outside of your shop?

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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#2 posted 12-10-2015 09:51 PM

Chem, I don’t know how to message you directly. Yes its vented to the outside sawdust bin. Shouldn’t use this on a bag system I think it would clog the bag. Thanks

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#3 posted 12-10-2015 09:59 PM

Now if you just had a lazy susan at the bottom you could spin the chair to do the back. :)
Either way it’s good to see your venting your fumes away!

-- “Hanging onto resentment, is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.” (Ann Landers)......

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#4 posted 12-11-2015 04:22 PM

Great idea! My daughter and I were spray painting in our 2 car garage last night and it still smells like spray paint this morning. I will definitely be taking some of these concepts to make a similar booth

-- Butchering wood since 2015

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#5 posted 12-18-2015 02:06 PM

Very nice idea. Gr8 thought on venting to the outside. jbay’s suggestion about a lazy susan would be a nice addition as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#6 posted 12-18-2015 02:19 PM

I need to add a booth as soon as I can. I don’t use any kind of flammable spray material in my shop but even the fumes of water based finishes need to be extracted from the shop. I’m hoping that I can do this soon because spraying outside is a hit or miss proposition. It looks like you have tackled this problem. Nice work and congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 12-18-2015 03:00 PM

Charles since you mentioned flammable I have 3 number 8 grounding wires hooked to my air system not sure if that’s required but I thought it was a good idea. Before I put them in I would get shocked (static electricity) quite a bit.

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