Paint Booth

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Project by Kirk posted 06-13-2013 01:20 PM 3628 views 13 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed some way to collect the over spray from painting some scrollsaw stuff.

It’s just over a sheet of plywood, 20” box fan, furnace filter, and some electrical stuff.

I used the wire from a 5 gal. bucket for these holder/cranks. And I used alligator clips to hold the items.

I also use it to spray the adhesives for my patterns.

It works great. A real time saver.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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#1 posted 06-13-2013 01:22 PM

This will add a lot to your shop and you’ve done a great job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 06-13-2013 01:39 PM

Nice job. I’ve been thinking about making something along these lines, only not quit as fancy and collapsible. Thanks for posting and sharing your ideas.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 06-13-2013 02:17 PM

Many years ago I built a spray booth to paint some shutters. It was 7 feet tall and enclosed the shutters on 3 sides. The structure was 1×2 lumber, and the booth was lined with plastic sheeting. I set it up on the driveway and waited for the wind to settle down. It worked pretty well, and I’ll bet it would have worked better with a fan and filter as Kirk has done. My goal was to keep paint off the cars and the house, which it did. Good job, Kirk!

-- Every project is a learning opportunity, every error a design opportunity

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#4 posted 06-13-2013 05:39 PM

This will fine for small things, very nice

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#5 posted 06-13-2013 06:52 PM

I need to make something like this for my small items. Well done.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#6 posted 06-13-2013 09:10 PM

Good job Kirk. Had a similar larger one years ago but had to get rid of it to make room for more tools. They are great for a lot of spraying needs.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 06-13-2013 10:50 PM

i made a box simulair to yours except i used a dryer blower to where i could vent out side it also takes the smell out of the house i like the shape of yours better

-- Punk in PA

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#8 posted 06-14-2013 11:40 AM

Nice job.
I would paint the insides white for better light distribution.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#9 posted 06-14-2013 01:05 PM

Very nice . How easy is it to change the filter ?

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#10 posted 06-14-2013 01:42 PM

I suppose you could paint it white, but the light is behind me. Don’t need the white background, not doing photography.

As for changing the filter, that’s why those two wooden clips that hold the fan in place. Lift them up, and the filter can be pulled straight up.

As for the rest of you guys, thanks. Right now, I’m spraying small, 3” x 4” Christmas ornaments. A little overkill.

Now I’m thinking about putting a turntable in for bigger stuff. Thanks for thinking of that.

-- W. Kirk Crawford - Tularosa, New Mexico

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#11 posted 06-14-2013 06:05 PM

Great simple little paint booth, and if I cleaned up my shop, I could use one without sucking dust all over
what I was spraying. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#12 posted 01-07-2014 02:19 PM

Fantastic spray booth for the little things. Very nicely designed.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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