How Do You Build A Spray Booth?
Commercial spray booths are great for applying finishes in a controlled atmosphere, but most people find them too expensive to use at home. However, if you are using a High Volume Low Pressure (HVLP) spray gun indoors without a spray booth, you are exposing yourself to harmful chemicals. Follow the steps below to build a simple, inexpensive and effective spray booth in about a day. Your lungs will thank you. Buy or find a fan with a separate motor. That way, the fan can be connected by a fan belt in the spray booth, with the motor housed in an upper box to prevent it from getting covered in over spray. Your fan can be as big as you want, but the more air you move through your spray booth, the more air you will have to replace in your shop and the quicker your shop temperature will change. Get a 1/4 horsepower explosion-proof motor to power the fan unless you are only spraying water-based finishes. In that case, the motor doesn’t have to be explosion proof. Build a plywood box to house