I've had a couple of requests for info on the paint booth I built for myself. So, here goes. First....
This booth is for use with water based paints only! DO NOT USE SOLVENTS!! Things, possibly including you, may go boom. Very bad. Also, there is some 120 volt wiring involved. If you do not like this, don't try it. Ask someone who can to do it for you. Use these plans and instructions at your own risk. Blogspot and myself take no responsibility!
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Also, you may want to use 1/2 ply instead of the 1/4. I've noticed a sag on the top after time. But you could reinforce it and not have that issue.
Okay, first the plan...
Second, you'll need the fan. I used a NuTone Basic bathroom fan, model 695, Home Depot # 127-767 for $29.93. This is not a sealed unit, so no solvent paints in it. I've had no problems with PollyScale and Modelflex paints. It's a little loud, but not bad. You can get quieter fans for more $$$. That's up to you.
Third, you'll need some 1/2" and 1" square wood for bracing and to hold the filter. Either rip you own, or you can get small hardwood in most of the Millworks sections of the big box stores.
You'll also need a filter (10"x20"), cheap electrical cord, dryer ducting (flexible is better), duct tape, some small metal tabs to hold the filter, nails, some bolts, nuts and glue.
Place the filter in the booth and lock it down. Attach the dryer vent tube and get it pointing out or hooked up to an outside vent and plug in the fan. You should find good airflow towards the back. You can add, as an option, the carbon filter MicroMark sells for thier booths which should fit. This will help with more filtering. I swap out my filter when it gets clogged up after awhile.
Okay, time for an update to the booth... I added a shelf to it which makes it more useful to me. Maybe some of you will find this a good reason to build it!
The shelf is 12" deep and spans the inside of the frame. I used scrap wood that had been cut down for side supports and under the shelf. The shelf itself is 1/2" ply and the back and sides are 1/4" luann ply.
Here's the back. It makes the duct look better by hiding it.
Here it is back in it's home, and the paint in place. I may add some boxes to hold the paint for ease of removing them. You could also brace the sides and make drawers and use drawer slides from Home Depot as well.
With an impending move, I will be building a new booth for painting. I'll add the infor for that booth here shortly.