There will be times when you’re not up to the hunched-over crouch required for painting at ground level, you don’t feel like battling the dirt and debris of the great outdoors and you simply need the shelter, protection and convenience of a paint booth. It’s more the possible to construct a quickie one-time paint booth for use inside a garage, patio or outbuilding.
Do be aware, however, that a far better investment if you regularly need the shelter and convenience of a paint booth is to use a company experienced in Paint Booths solutions to help you find a permanent budget friendly option to suit your needs.
Preparing your temporary paint booth.
Start by planning out the booth in your head. Make sure it is big enough for the needs of your project. Then you’ll want to size out some PVC tubing to the right sizes. Remember if you’re cutting with a saw, to leave at least a 1/16th inch leeway for the cutting process, to adjust for kerf and any unevenness that occurs. You will want to make sure you have length braces, height props and support beams catered for in your design.
You’re always best served by using a clamp cutter for PVC, as it will help stop rolling and reduce uneven edges. While for a very temporary structure, using the connectors alone will be good enough, you can consider using a specialized PVC weld glue if you need the structure to stand for a little while. If you want to be able to disassemble and reassemble your temporary booth, opt for creating each wall as a frame instead, so that you can pack it away in panels once you’ve done. Once you’re satisfied, make sure to clean up the edges and double check your measurements. Check the assembly ensuring that the four bottom pipes/ legs are flat and reasonably stable. Otherwise you can use T connectors as feet. The weight of the booth will be enough to keep it well routed. All the same, aim for a stable structure, ensuring that you are able to walk into the booth space without too much crouching. You want to try and position the structure so there’s easy access on each side.
Once you’re satisfied it’s stable and secure, enclose the structure in plastic along the long side, roof and the side walls. The front should have a dangling curtain of plastic. Make sure there’s space for the fans, and clamp the plastic into place. Duct tape can be used to seal the seams of the skin. Inside, you will lay drop cloth so that it makes a temporary floor for your structure that’s secure and won’t cause you to trip. Once you’re done with the ‘skin’ of the structure, you can position your box fans fairly high on the walls, and you can also mount the furnace filter/filters with duct tape for ease of attachment and a good seal. Apply it around the fan.
You’re now ready to try out your temporary paint booth solution- have fun!