My Simple Space Saving/Mobil Paint Booth....by Mario(Teleman)

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HI EVERYBODY,
A MODERATOR CAN MOVE THIS TO THE APPROPRIATE AREA IF THIS IS NOT CORRECT. i THOUGHT PAINT AREA, BUT A PAINT BOOTH SEEMS TO ME TO JUST BE ANOTHER TOOL.
i WAS IN NEED OF A PAINT BOOTH BUT DID NOT WANT TO CHEW UP SPACE IN THE SHOP. bUT THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NICE TO HAVE IT MOBIL ALSO. VERY EASY TO MAKE AND A MINIMAL LIST OF MATERIALS USED.....

24-Pack of 24"x18" Ultra-Smooth Opaque Corrugated Plastic 4MM White Sign Blanks

VELCRO
TWO SIDED TAPE
DUCK TAPE

NOT MUCH ELSE!

I am a slow typist so bare with me as I add to this log.


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NOW IT'S NOT PRETTY, BUT THEN AGAIN IT'S JUST A PAINT BOOTH. SO IT''S GONNA GET A LOT UGLIER AS I USE IT. YOU CAN USE WHITE DUCK TAPE FOR A BETTER LOOK BUT THOUGHT YOU ALL CAN SEE MY PROGRESS A BIT BETTER WITH THE STANDARD GREY TAPE.


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THESE 2 CUT WERE SO THE TOP WOULD FOLD ACCORDING TO PLAN. THE CUT AT THE 12 INCH MARK WAS MADE ON THE BACK SIDE OF THE TOP PIECE.



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THE UPPER LEFT PORTION OF THE PHOTO SHOWS THE CUTOFF. THIS WAS MARKED BY PLACING THE TOP PIECE UP AGAINST THE SIDE PIECE. THEN I LOWERED THE FLAP TILL IT CAME INTO ALIGNMENT WITH THE SIDE PIECE, AND THEN I MARKED AND CUT IT OUT.


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NOW THE BACK WAS A NORMAL SHEET OF 24X18. I SHOW MEASUREMENTS BECAUSE IT DEPENDS ON THE SIZE AND TYPE OF FAN A BUILDER WILL USE. MY FAN WAS A SIMPLE 10" FAN.
 
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PREPPING THE FAN....

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NOW I HAD THE OPTION TO HAVE THE FAN ON INSIDE OF THE PAINT BOOTH, BUT I LOCATED ON THE OUTSIDE. THE METHOD TO MY MADNESS....I HAVE A BIGGER PAINT AREA!


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NOW DOING WILL CAUSE THE BOOTH JUST TO FALL OVER, SO I MADE SOME STABILIZER LEGS TO SUPPORT THE FAN N HOUSING FROM THE SCRAPS. IT WORKED JUST FINE.
 
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THE SIDES, TOP, AND THE BOTTOM TAPED AND YOU CAN SEE HOW IT COLLAPSES OF GOES UP....

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THE VELCRO WAS USED TO REMOVE OR ADD THE BACK PIECE. I USED 2 SIDED TAPE FOR THE VELCRO.


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YOU CAN SEE THE BACK ATTACHED AND OPENING TO GET READY TO PAINT.

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ALMOST READY TO PUT AWAY. UN-VELCRO THE BACK SIDE AND JUST ABOUT READY.

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READY TO BE PUT AWAY. REMEBER I HAD THE OPTION TO PLACE THE FAN INSIDE THE BOOTH. IF I HAD DONE THAT THEN THE WHOLE UNIT WOULD BE A 1 PIECE FOLDING PAINT BOOTH. MY CONFIGURATION IT'S 2 PIECE. I HAVE SEEN THIS DONE WITH MODELING PAINT BOOTHS BEFORE THROUGH THE YEARS. i FINALLY GOT AROUND TO MAKING ONE FOR MYSELF. i HOPE YOU ENJOYED MY LITTLE THREAD. JUST THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE TO YOU ALL. hAVE A GOOD DAY.
 
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Thank you all!

Kurt the best possible answer I can give you is there are bomb proof fans out there to buy. But very expensive. But I have seen at home paint booths for slightly larger items to spray and they use furnace fans for ventilation. My little fan has a sealed motor for one. But there are important things I can do. making sure there is proper ventilation. Doesn't do any good to have a bitchin fan or simple one if there is nowhere for the fumes to go. I also will have filters in front of the fan that will filter the fumes as they pass and clean air will exit on the other side. If I was going to use it in home I would vent it with a exhaust tube. But i built it for outside in the garage and making sure it vents towards an open window.
Per my firefighting buddy oil paint have a rate before they are dangerous. But that rate can be reached if the are your in is not properly ventilated. Plus I did you know that enamel paint is also flammable when the paint is still wet. It's not just the fumes. So for me I have to work smart not stupid. I hope I answered this for you.
 
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Thank you very much Kurt. It's very well for me. Been doing this for years n years. Just i finally made a booth I can put away. I was just taught to filter n ventilation were the most important things. But i am not a crazy painter. What I mean is I paint but not a lot. A weekend warrior type of painter. I do believe if your going paint like this on a regular up grade to better fans and possibly filters. I definately believe if your going to paint in your home and/or bedroom or den type rooms you should be very safe. I have never been comfortable painting like this indoors. But that's just me. Thanks again Kurt for bringing this safety point up.
 
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Very nice. Looks a bit like my cheapo paint booth, only I used foam core. It's most important to use filters in front of the fan to help eliminate the paint particles from getting to the fan, and I see you have that covered very nicely. I use mine in a small shop area in my attic and vent the whole thing out a window. In all the years I have been doing model paint projects I haven't had any problems. Just remember to turn off the fan when you are done spraying or you can suck some nasty dust particles into your nice new paint job.
 
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Thanks Jim,
I now we see all sorts of video's on airbrushing, majority in the home. I really don't care for that. I fell safer shooting paint in my garage, eventually my shop. I vent it straight out through the man door or when cold its dusted through the garage window. I have never had any problems with my process. I just wanted to show you my put away paint booth. i kinda got tired of dealing with that paint booth and where to put it when not in use. Haha!
 
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