Sep 19, 2012, 10:19 AMMary Ruth
Graciepj, spray booth photo
Came across this photo this morning and thought of you.
From MMF's thread:
"Good find, Mary Ruth. I need to spray paint some window hardware and started thinking about where I could do it that would be semi-dust free and that overspray wouldn't harm anything. I guess I could move the cars out of the garage and do it there, but that's definitely not a dust-free zone. Do you have a solution other than setting up a spray booth?"
"What I have seen for small items like hardware is using a large cardboard box. Make the opening in the front (box laid down sideways).
Then spray hardware in short spurts. I would not recommend this being done in the house, but in the garage or out of doors.
We make a lot of over-spray when we keep our finger on the button. If you paint in short spurts you can avoid over doing the 'cloud' effect."
Sep 19, 2012, 03:17 PMGraciepj
Thank you, Mary Ruth. That was clever about cutting a hole in the top to let light in and using wire hangers as platforms. I think I will probably try it with the box flat on the ground. Then, I'll have plenty of light. I saved some packing paper, too so I can make a liner and lift the items out of the box, kind of like using parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Sep 19, 2012, 05:05 PMMary Ruth
And if you use a light at the top, cover the hole with plastic wrap so the over-spray won't go on the light.
I hope this makes your project easier!
Sep 20, 2012, 08:34 PMGraciepj
I'm sure it will. Thanks, again.