To build a paint booth you have to invest thousands of dollars. Add to that, if you try to paint on the ground, it may become messy, and if you try to do it somewhere outdoor, the finishing of the paint may not be that perfect because of the possibility of debris getting stuck to the paint.
So, if you have a garage of your own, then why don’t you just create a spray booth save a lot of bucks? Here is a list of the steps involved in transforming your garage into a paint booth.
You have to clearly visualise the space where you want to create the spray booth. You can change the booth’s size according to your requirements. A two-car garage of around 8 foot can be a suitable automotive paint booths. If you want to make the booth narrower, you can easily adjust the three 8 foot pipes’ length along with the top two middle pipes.
In this step you will have to congregate all your PVC to mark off with the points to cut them off. Do keep in minds that if you use a saw for cutting, then mark an additional 1.6 or .8 mm. This is done to make room for the blade’s width, which is known as kerf.
Now it’s time to cut those lengths into pieces which you have marked. By using a PVC saw or pipe cutter having a clamp style. The cuts will be clean if the cuts are done with a bladed cutter. If you are doing with a PVC saw, then it will leave a smooth side along with a rough side on the other end. After you have done with the cutting, clean the uneven ends.
At this step you have to make sure that all those four bottom pipes, which you are going to use as the booth’s legs, are plane and even. As there are six 91 cm sections, you need to choose those four pipes which are having the main level ends. Since the booth will be really heavy to stand in one place, it will be better as well as safe to make an additional four T connectors which will act as its feet.
Now it’s time to bring together all the pipes you have cut. First begin by assembling all the sides. Then go for assembling the top part, where the middle two pipes and down pipe, together with the T connector will be assembled. It is always advisable to seek other’s help to make the work faster and easier.
During the ultimate assembly, make sure that the room has enough space inside to walk. At this point place the booth in such a way so that you can get the access to walk freely on all sides. Now after that cover the booth with a plastic. After this, lay the drop cloth in the booth.
Place a box fan in a high rise platform to clear the PVC pipe which is in the middle of your booth. And yes, do use the duct tape to attach the furnace filters. And now you are ready to use your paint booth.