I am looking to put together a temporary spray booth in the basement to spray some kitchen cabinets.
In all the searching I have done everyone seems to use a fan blowing out of the booth often through a window.
I was thinking of going the other direction and using a ventilator fan to pull air through a filter from inside the house.
I picked up an 8” ventilator fan from Harbor Freight that is rated at 1590 CFM on high and 1380 CFM on low.
My thought is to build a box to hold a filter that is exposed to the inside of the house and to mount the fan inside the box pulling air through the filter and blowing into the spray booth. The idea is to pull fresh air into the booth with an outside vent on the other side of the booth for air to move out. The filter is to prevent dust from entering the booth from the house and perhaps I would need another filter to capture airborne paint rather than let it just blow outside and land wherever it happens to.
Any thoughts on this method rather than on a fan blowing out from the booth? I do not want to pull paint through the fan of course and this seemed like a good way to avoid that. The higher volume of air might be an issue inside the booth but I can always split the air intake and manually adjust the flow.
I will be using an HVLP sprayer and want to keep the air clear. I plan on using waterborne paint so the fumes will not be bad, mainly I want to keep the air clear of dust and paint.