Cheap DIY Paint Booth ver MatX Part I

While I've already started retouching the Ronin, I still couldn't paint full blast, mainly because of the spray dust I manage to gather every time I paint a whole kit. I was supposed to build this weeks ago (I actually bought and mounted the fan on a strip of plywood a year ago when I painted the Chimera), but I wasn't that motivated until early this afternoon.

I was planning a foldable spray booth made with plywood, but my usual creativity won't drive the gears to get me going, even though the design was simlple enough to pull off.

Since I have plenty of corrugated boxes from all my grocery sojourns, I thought of recycling them buggers and make a cheap spray booth instead. My last trip to the grocery gave me this layered box, which is actually one box inside another, but, what was "special" about this one is that there's another "layer" of corrugated board inside the wall, which is perfect for what I have in mind.

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Like I mentioned earlier, I bought this (computer) exhaust fan a year ago. The nice thing about this one is that it plugs directly to an AC outlet, unlike the usual ones that need a power supply. This one is also more powerful as well, and produces a strong enough airflow to suck them dust particles.

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This would be mounted on the base of the box, which will be reinforced with plywood. The box itself will be wrapped with packaging tape and reinforced at the seams with duct tape.

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I'll be adding another box (or two) underneath this set up and will connect a flexible exhaust hose to it.
   

Comments

  1. Is this for indoor or outdoor use?

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  2. Spray booths are usually for indoor painting to draw the paint mist out. Most people I see who spray outdoors don't use booths, though, I don't see anything wrong if the purpose of using one is to draw the paint mist away from you.

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