Paint Booth

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Project by MrNorwood posted 01-13-2014 02:28 AM 3252 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I know that it isn’t make of wood….. But I figured this was an acceptable post seeing as how it is made to use WITH wood. I found several versions of a knock down spray booth on line and decided to combine them to come up with this Frankenstein to do my spraying in. My first couple of projects will live in memory on my shop “garage” floor with stains everywhere. So my better half properly motivated me to improve my process so necessity being the mother of invention….. Ta Da!!! If you look in the last picture you’ll see my saw horses inside with a turntable mounted for ease of accessibility. Set up time is like 15 min and tear down time isn’t half that time.

Also, since the local big box store only sells 10’ sections of PVC the other lengths of 3’ are used for smaller table top type projects to avoid having to break out the “big booth”

Total Cost was approximately $50. I trash the painter’s tarp after each use, replacement tarps total approx. $7.

12 @ 7’

3/4” PVC

3/4’ PVC T Coupler
8 EA

7 Mil Painter’s Tarp
6 @ 6’x9’

And NO it is not a clean room to “take out the trash” Dexter style.

Speaking of, how lame was that series finale??

Anyway, thanks for the view!

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#1 posted 01-13-2014 12:22 PM

That will do it. Does seem that ventilation might be an issue. Do you have an exhaust fan hooked up?

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#2 posted 01-13-2014 02:37 PM

Well done, but what about an exhaust system?

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#3 posted 01-13-2014 04:24 PM

Gentlemen, to answer your question, yes. I have since added a box fan with an air filter to clean the air. This was my first time using this set up and didn’t “think” it would be necessary. Actually you could paint with no filter, the air isn’t too bad, but it does help substantially to have the filtration system. it keeps the paint from sticking to the plastic walls.

Thanks for viewing!

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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#4 posted 01-14-2014 12:21 AM

I did something similar over the summer/fall. I used a 6 mil poly and sectioned of about a quarter of my garage to spray a ton of cabinet doors among other things. i actually just used staples to hang it and it held pretty well through a few dozen spraying sessions and fortunately didn’t really start to sag until the final day before it got too cold. In the future I may thing about trying to do something heavy duty with canvas drop cloths mounted to 1x stock so that I can just screw the 1x’s up and get going and not have to worry about them coming down on me. It took me the better part of a day to set my booth up and until my project was done it really ate up a lot of real estate. Maybe figure out some way I can mount the 1x’s up and then just roll up the the canvas when I am done. That way I don’t have to rehang things and I don’t have to find a storage spot!

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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