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I have an idea to build a homemade paint booth from a large, clear tote!  The problem is, I can't seem to locate an inexpensive fan or air handler box that I could mount to the rear of the tote?  It could have a filter built in with 4" flex hose outlet or something that just mounts to the plastic tote like a square to 4" hose plenum and I could cut a slot in the tote to accept a proper sized furnace filter.

I know I can buy a small paint booth for around $100 but I'd like to DIY one that is a little bigger for less money!  Just having trouble locating a source for parts!

This as the Amazon link to my inspiration...

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https://www.amazon.com/VIVOHOME-Airbrush-Paint-Lights-Filter/dp/B0BR7TQXK2/ref=sxin_15_sbv_search_btf?content-id=amzn1.sym.5795aee5-71f0-4369-b632-e8c78407f2cf%3Aamzn1.sym.5795aee5-71f0-4369-b632-e8c78407f2cf&crid=WZY6M3OUV1YT&cv_ct_cx=paint%2Bbooth&keywords=paint%2Bbooth&pd_rd_i=B0BR7TQXK2&pd_rd_r=24fc4900-4b4e-42fc-878a-3bc929f116b7&pd_rd_w=dLVIr&pd_rd_wg=DuNgJ&pf_rd_p=5795aee5-71f0-4369-b632-e8c78407f2cf&pf_rd_r=06ZEC73K4DTD2A8J768R&qid=1696259331&sbo=RZvfv%2F%2FHxDF%2BO5021pAnSA%3D%3D&sprefix=paint%2Bbooth%2Caps%2C95&sr=1-1-5190daf0-67e3-427c-bea6-c72c1df98776&ufe=app_do%3Aamzn1.fos.006c50ae-5d4c-4777-9bc0-4513d670b6bc&th=1

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I found a good video on making a DIY booth outta cardboard!  I'm using plastic but this has some of the elements I am going to use!  Unfortunately, the video doesn't reference some of the components to purchase!  I've been scouring Amazon...I'll post about once I get it built!

 

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There is a huge sticky in the tips and tricks section on building or buying paint booths. I think a plastic booth might create problems with static electricity although a lot of folks do have them?

 

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1 hour ago, NOBLNG said:

There is a huge sticky in the tips and tricks section on building or buying paint booths. I think a plastic booth might create problems with static electricity although a lot of folks do have them?

 

Thanks for the link…somehow I managed to miss it!  Static is a good point that I need to research.  It might be an issue on those small Booth’s but the tote I have is fairly large.  My initial thinking is that you may rub up on a smaller booth more causing static easier than a bigger one??

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On 10/2/2023 at 10:22 PM, JollySipper said:

Greg, would the static charge be caused by the air rushing across the surface of the plastic, while the vent fan is running? Could wiping the interior of the booth with a dryer sheet help against that? Being careful not to touch the model with it, of course...........

Yeah, but you would likely need a huge fan to draw enough air to cause problems. Just a wipe down should be fine.

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6 hours ago, 1930fordpickup said:

Barry why not just use some 1/4 underlayment for your sides. Go down to the closest lumberyard and grab a piece up. Just cut to the size you need and put hinges on it if you need it to fold up. 

I guess I could...I just have this big tote laying around.  It's clear and measures like 36" x30" x 24" deep.  I thought it would make a cool booth.  I have a 30" LED light for it and just need some 4" dryer hose, 4" 130 cfm fan, furnace filters and a plastic plenum to make it work.

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9 hours ago, RocketFoot said:

I guess I could...I just have this big tote laying around.  It's clear and measures like 36" x30" x 24" deep.  I thought it would make a cool booth.  I have a 30" LED light for it and just need some 4" dryer hose, 4" 130 cfm fan, furnace filters and a plastic plenum to make it work.

Well, you already have the tote. I must have missed that point.  You are on the right path already. good luck with a fan.  

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