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Small Homemade Paint Booth

Post  747JetMech on April 13th 2014, 6:28 pm

I need to start painting the small items for my car. I have no intentions on doing a complete car. Has anyone here put together a small paint booth? I was thinking of using house fan filters and build some sort of 4 foot square opening with air pulling from the rear.. Would like to catch as much of the overspray as possible. Don't need my neighbors wondering what the hell I am doing...
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Re: Small Homemade Paint Booth

Post  supervel45 on April 13th 2014, 7:10 pm

Tell them to mind their own business. Use a gravity touch up gun and run low pressure. If you clear the garage and hose it down before you paint, and run a fan from the back with the door open a little it can work. You need a return for the intake with a filter like you said to do it right. Use a good resporator, and rap the filter's with wet rags also. Donot paint without one. They will smell it no matter what if they are close. Overspray on their cars is what I would worry about.

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Post  yellowhorse7 on April 13th 2014, 9:48 pm

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Post  HorsinAround on April 14th 2014, 9:46 am

How my shop/garage was constructed lent itself easily to create a 16x12 paint booth. I only have a couple pictures to show what I did, but you'll get the idea.

First I took a couple box fans I had laying around and 2 x 8 sheet of plywood (my garage door is 8ft wide). I took one grill off the fans, then drew an outline of the fan and cut holes in the plywood coming in about an inch from my outline. then drilled and mounted the fans to the plywood. Then I raised the door and put the plywood under it and let the door rest on the plywood. I did have to put a couple blocks of wood under the fans for support fyi. then I stapled cheap plastic up to make walls and a ceiling, then bought 5 20x20 furnace filters, using 3 to draw in fresh air and one on each fan to catch paint dust being exhausted.
The system was cheap and easy enough. When I get ready to paint the body, I am going to construct a 10x20 paint booth outside using 2x4's and plastic, and reuse the filtration system from the first booth.




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Post  69F100 on April 20th 2014, 12:17 am

here what I did





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wow

Post  747JetMech on April 20th 2014, 8:06 pm

Turned out nice!!
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*** BOOM ***

Post  wowens on April 23rd 2014, 4:26 pm

House window fans use open motors. Paint overspray is VERY explosive. Open motors pulling explosive fumes trough it equals a disaster waiting to happen. You can"t stop the smell, and it is safer to spray in the open than in a homemade booth like this, and "may" be legal in most states. Seem if you don't cross a threshold of total volatile organic compounds put in the air you "may" be exempt from the EPA. I have seen one that blew and it ain't pretty. Be very careful.
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Yup

Post  747JetMech on April 23rd 2014, 4:59 pm

I always used the fan to push air into the booth. Put a furnace filter on the intake side.
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Post  69F100 on April 23rd 2014, 6:22 pm

747JetMech wrote:I always used the fan to push air into the booth. Put a furnace filter on the intake side.  

X2 on using it to push frash air and if you need to use a fan to pull with set it a foot away from the filter so it can also pull some fresh air also and dampen the exhuast filters a little it will help collect the over spray better and cut down on the fumes also
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Post  69F100 on April 23rd 2014, 6:28 pm

Oh ya DO NOT PUT THE DAMP FILTER IN A PLASTIC BAG and tie them up tight they will catch on FIRE make sure that they are dry completely before you bag them and despose of them
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