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I'm looking for ideas for a spray booth, specifically something that isn't permanent but cobbled together to function like one for a week or two and then be dismantled and stored for future projects. The main purpose to prevent over spray and second to cut down on dust/dirt while the project dries. This will be in a garage.

I was thinking I could tack sheets of clear painters drop cloth poly to the ceiling joists and reach joist to floor. A 6' x 6' area? And tack 50# mono-filament finishing line on swivels to the joists and attach items to be sprayed to those. They could hang and turn easily so I could spray all sides.

But I'm interested in how, you who have sprayers, are handling things. Or ideas that those of you who are engineers and problem solvers would approach this.

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I am fixing to spray some cabinets & was thinking about getting a pop up canopy from HF, then wrap the sides with plastic & using a box fan with a filter on it to help with over spray, will be using an hvlp gun.

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I'm looking for ideas for a spray booth, specifically something that isn't permanent but cobbled together to function like one for a week or two and then be dismantled and stored for future projects. The main purpose to prevent over spray and second to cut down on dust/dirt while the project dries. This will be in a garage.

I was thinking I could tack sheets of clear painters drop cloth poly to the ceiling joists and reach joist to floor. A 6' x 6' area? And tack 50# mono-filament finishing line on swivels to the joists and attach items to be sprayed to those. They could hang and turn easily so I could spray all sides.

But I'm interested in how, you who have sprayers, are handling things. Or ideas that those of you who are engineers and problem solvers would approach this.

Thanks for reading and sharing your ideas.
The poly was what I basically used. You might want to make hooks attached to the monofilament, just watch out for shadows caused by the filament or hooks. If your items are light enough to be held by one string, the swivel isn't necessarily.

I vacuumed good and then used a fine mist of water on the floor to keep the dust down. Too much water will raise the humidity. Some water is fine. When I worked at a factory our spray booth had a waterfall behind it which cut 90% of the over spray. I say that because it would raise the humidity. Too much humidity can cause cloudy results. I have used both pressure fed and venturi fed. My current spray gun is a Iwate venturi fed

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I just purchased a cordless Graco airless sprayer. I stopped using the old sprayer several years ago because it was too much trouble to set up for the smaller jobs I usuually do and the the spray was really difficult to control. The airless sprayer is much easier to control overspray and mist in the air. I also bought a nozzle that is flexible which I plan to use to get into corners and inside shelves but I haven't used it yet. This unit is great for small jobs, is easy to clean up with no hoses, the batteries will allow you to spray a couple of liters allthough they take longer to charge than the batteries for a cordless drill. Have to make sure the nozzle is amall enough as they put through a lot of product.I use plastic bags to line the cup so there is no clean up there and the only item that has to be cleaned is the nozzle,syphon, internal gun assembly. I usually spray with large pieces of cardboard taped together to provide a temporary booth-type enclosure.

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Hi Berry

Never done it myself but I've discussed building one with a few people who have knocked up temporary booths to paint aircraft, popular method is a light frame, either one of those temporary car ports or timber say 19mm square, just enough to stop the 'walls' blowing around. Drop sheet poly is popular as it lets the light in. You're not clear how you intend to enclose from the joists, are you just dropping to the floor or are you covering in the roof ? That's where all the contaminants will come in.

I'm guessing from your mention of swivels you intend to stand outside and spin the object in front of the gun ? 6' square sounds a little cramped if you intend walking around the project.

Try googling 'experimental aircraft spray booth', bound to be a few people who have posted their solutions online.

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Berry something to consider is a PVC pipe and fittings frame. Then cover that with clear poly (visqueen). There were some plans online for the Israeli fallout safe rooms that could be errected and taken down very quickly. Something to remember is you still have to have air in and air out, or the fumes can be very bad.

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I've see a gas station garage lined with polly and a classic Rolls Royce Silver Cloud painted in it. It worked well enough to please the owner of the Rolls.Good Luck
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I am also looking for ideas for a permanent area for finishing. In December 2012, I bought a new furnace, when the took the old one apart, I kept the blower and the filter sections. I would like to use these and insert an exhaust through a window opening in the basement. My workshop is great for it is in the basement of the house, so heated in winter and air conditioned in summer. The only thing is the smell of finishing products limits my use of them. Any ideas are welcomed.
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