Do you own a HomeRight FinishMax? I do, and I love it! I use it to paint most of my projects. Painting with the FinishMax is quick and easy, and the name says it all—the finish is unbelievable! In order to paint with a sprayer, you will need to protect the immediate area where you are painting. The over spray from the HomeRight FinishMax is minimal, but accidents do happen. This is an example of how simple it is to make an easy DIY paint booth. Start by clamping your plastic to a something tall. I clamped it to my privacy fence, then unrolled and unfolded the plastic and added some more clamps. One of the best tips I can give you is to use scrap wood pieces to hold the plastic down. Blowing plastic is not a good thing when you’re using a paint sprayer. Another great tip is using milk crates to elevate your project off the plastic. This is my year ‘round paint booth. I have access to an outbuilding/shed where I have my plastic stapled to one wall. This is how I secure my plastic to keep it from blowing and how I elevate my larger projects using a pallet. When my paint booth is not in use, I hold the plastic off the floor by tucking it behind the pallet, while leaning the pallet against the wall.
10 tips for making your paint booth project a success
- You can use any plastic, but thicker plastic will last longer. If it’s in your budget, go for a canvas drop cloth.
- Clamp or staple your plastic creating a backdrop that goes from the wall, onto the floor.
- Use long pieces of scrap lumber to prevent your plastic from blowing up onto your projects. This includes in the fold area where your backdrop on the wall meets the floor.
- To get good coverage on the feet/legs of your project, elevate your project on a pallet or milk crates.
- Use a leaf blower to remove any debris or dust from your plastic before painting.
- Refrain from using your paint sprayer on a windy day.
- I advise you not to spray paint near expensive vehicles (including your neighbor’s car) especially if you ignore the above tip and paint on a windy day.
- Paint the underneath side of your project first.
- Two/three light coats are better than one heavy coat.
- Keep a small paint brush handy in case you’ve diluted your paint too much and experience a run.
If you ever have any painting questions, I’m here to help if I can.
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