A Low-Cost Spray Booth
Spend your dollars on an explosion-proof fan motor
Synopsis: Jeff Jewitt explains how to build a knock-down booth for high-volume, low-pressure spray equipment that will safely ventilate your workspace. A knockdown booth is inexpensive, can be set up easily in a basement or garage, and stored out of the way. The ventilation system he uses is an explosion-proof motor driving a non-sparking aluminum fan. He explains how he built this booth and system and which accessories add conveniences worth pursuing.
Spraying a finish in a basement or a garage 20 years ago was risky business. High-pressure sprayers and flammable finishing materials were your only choices, and spraying these without proper ventilation was begging for a disaster. Not only did the risk of a fire or explosion loom large, but overspray was bound to settle on every horizontal surface in the immediate area.
With new high-volume, low-pressure (HVLP) spray equipment that drastically reduces overspray and with new water-based finishes, spraying…