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Homemade paint booth

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Using easily available materials, I made a paint booth that has worked well for me for the last several years.


I started out with a cardboard box. I cut an opening in the back of the box that was slightly smaller than a cheap furnace filter I purchased at Wal-Mart. The filters come in many sizes, so it’s not hard to find one that will fix your box. I made a simple wood frame for the filter, but you could just duct-tape it in place.


I lined the box with white shelving paper to brighten up the interior and so I can replace it when it gets too much paint on it. I cut a hole in the top of the box for a small trouble light and put a daylight bulb in it. (If I were to do it again, I would move the light closer to the front, away from the filter, or perhaps use two lights located closer to the sides to help eliminate shadows.)


I had an old window fan that I used in the garage. I set that against the back of the booth to draw air from the booth.


As you can see, it’s pretty dang simple; you can design yours in a multitude of different ways to fit your personal needs.



Tip submitted by:
Dan DrakeRoanoke, Indiana

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