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OggieOglethorpe

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#1 posted 08-24-2012 02:27 AM

What items, and with what materials are you spraying?

I’m in Connecticut. I cover my table saw and outfeed with canvas drop cloths, hang curtains around the perimeter, and install an industrial fan in my door, with a foam insulation plug everywhere the fan isn’t. The curtain line is installed permanently, so the curtains go up in minutes.

I only spray water based lacquer and catalyzed finishes. I spray indoors all year long, as I prefer raking artificial light to natural, not to mention a lack of breezes and control over temperature and humidity.

I would not recommend this setup for flammable finishes without an explosion proof fan, lights, and switches.

I know a guy in Branford who picked up a body shop spray booth for less than 2 grand at an auction. If you’ve got the space and cash, it might be worth looking, especially with wood shops hurting due to a lack of construction.


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