Building a paint booth2h
May 8, 2022
Since I will need to prime all of the parts, I built a paint booth.
The construction is simply a skeleton from 1-1/4" PVC pipes with some clear plastic on top of it. I used these instructions to build it.
This is how it started, all the components.
Then after about one hour, everything is assembled.
Next thing is to cover everything with a plastic sheet. Since I am now working on a very few parts and the primer I chose is less toxic, I am going to try it without the exhaust fan. Also, I am not trying to seal every single hole.
The paint booth was complete, and I exercised spraying latex paint diluted to a 25 seconds viscosity test (as it was recommended somewhere).
I also tried my primer pistol, but I did not get good results from it. There is a piece of advice on Van's Air Force website on how to fix it, but I did not get great results just yet. Initially, I was not able to get any spray at all. After some tinkering, I can get it to spray at 60 PSI, but this pressure is a bit too much.
The next step is to finally prime it!