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Thread: Big Update on My Spray Booth

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean

    Big Update on My Spray Booth

    I had to expand my painting booth in order to spray finish this fine panel.

    I added some side panels and a way to hold the item being finished up off of the dirty shop floor.

    I do have a complaint. The rheostat on my wind machine does not work too well. Over on the right side of the panel the air blows to the right. On the left side of the panel the air blows to the left.
    In either case the air volume and velocity are too great.

    Iíll give it about 18 hours and try again (Iím glad that I am working on the primer). However I have to be careful or the shop's attic floor (where the panel is going) will look better than the main shop floor.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Painting Booth Improved Version (1).jpg   Painting Booth Improved Version (2).jpg  
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Funny thing there Jim, your spray booth looks a lot like mine! I do have to agree that the airflow is generally really good if a bit erratic.
    Love thy neighbor, yet pull down not thy hedge.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Paint brush negates the airflow in your fine paint chamber.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Oliver Springs, TN
    I myself like the baffles you've installed behind your paint booth to help control air flow too!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    i was thinking that you read the instructions well, two light coats are better than one heavy one
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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    Don't put off today till tomorrow!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    One big plus of designing and building your own spray booth is being able to come up with custom configurations that simply are not available on the commercial market. I can only guess what someone would have to pay to have a spray booth comparable to yours.
    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson
    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Outside the beltway
    At least your spray booth is in the norm with the majority of finishers out there. If you not under water restrictions a good sprinkling of the floor should help you out.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
    ::: Andrew Wyeth :::

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