So with the Thanksgiving holiday here, I had some free time and figured it was high time I created a paint booth for my garage. Paint was just floating around way too much and getting everywhere. It will make my workshop a much better place to work. I followed this guide: Paint booth in your Garage
I did make some alterations, such as using 1 inch PVC instead of the 1.25 inch PVC. This saved me about $10. The overall cost of this booth was less than $100. It was $45 for the PVC and connectors, $15 box fan, $7 filter, and $10 plastic sheeting. The benefit of building it out of PVC is that I can take it apart in the future if needed.
First, I bought all the PVC and cut it to the correct lengths. This process took about an hour.
Next, I started putting it all together!
I figured the PVC could use some feet for a little bit extra stabilization. So I used some scrap wood and used my drill press and a forsnter bit.
All good! Time to wrap this guy in plastic sheeting!
Sorry about the rotated picture. I may fix it in the future. 😛 I cut a hole in one wall of the sheeting and taped the filter in. Then I put my box fan in front of it to suck air out of the booth. This will draw the paint/dust away from the prop. I may add a filter to the top wall on the opposite side to create airflow that comes in from the top and over the props. This “should” blow clean dust free air over the props while they dry. For now I will try it with just the 1 filter and fan.
This paint booth is fairly large, it comes in at 8 foot by 4 foot by 6 feet. It almost takes up a quarter of my garage but, not quite. But it is worth the space. Before I just sprayed in my garage and laid brown paper down and covered the wall. Now I can paint and actually work at the same time.
My next step with this setup, learn to use a spray gun instead of relying solely on spray cans. I already have an air compressor and I picked up a spray gun from harbor freight for only $10.