This Instructable will show you how to make a simple Paint Booth for painting small items. I plan on using this booth for painting small PC components in the near future, as well as little items here and there.
Step 1: Gather Your Materials...
The first thing you are going to need to do is gather your materials. You are going to need:
(8) 3/4" PVC 90's - These are around $0.40 each at Home Depot
(10) 3/4" PVC TEE's - These are around $0.60 each at Home Depot
Plastic Sheathing - This roll cost me about $13.00 at Home Depot
Duct Tape - Might have some laying around, I bought this pack for $2.00 and it was plenty!
Screws - I had these lying around, you don't NEED them, but they can come in handy in the future
Saw - I ended up using a circular saw later
Bailing Wire - Cheap and a good tool to have
24" x 24" Base Board - This cost me about $8.00 at Home Depot. You can go larger or smaller depending on your needs
(3) 10' Sticks 3/4" PVC - I had some laying around, but all in all, it is cheap
Step 2: Cut Your Materials...
I decided to make my booth roughly 18" x 18" inside, and roughly 40" tall.
You will need:
(9) Pieces of PVC 16-3/4"
(4) Pieces of PVC 7-3/4"
(4) Pieces of PVC 2"
(4) Pieces of PVC 4"
Step 3: Snap Your Pieces Together
You can start pushing the pieces together:
The base is (4) TEE's, (4) 90's, (4) 16-3/4" Pieces, and (4) 2" Pieces. Make a rectangle with the 90's on the outside and the (4) TEE's looking up. The 2" Pieces hold the 90's to the TEE's.
Then stick the risers into the TEE's. I used 36" Risers here.
After that, stick (4) TEE's on the risers with the branches facing one another on each side.
Place the 7-3/4" Pieces in between the TEE branches and add another TEE facing the center on each side. Connect these two TEE's with a 16-3/4" piece.
Lastly, add the (4) 4" Pieces to the top of the TEE's, and face the remaining 90's into one another. Attach these together using the remaining 16-3/4" pieces.
Step 4: Holding Hole
Drill a small hole slightly larger than your bailing wire in the center of the middle piece of PVC
Step 5: Wrap With Plastic
Lastly, wrap (3) sides with the sheathing. Use the duct tape to hold it in place.
I placed a small plastic "door" on the front side for easy access.
Step 6: All Done
Use bailing wire as a hook through the center PVC hole and paint away!
I used mine right away and painted some hooks with plasti-dip!
As you can see, I didn't use the screws; however, you can use the screws to hold your pieces in permanently. Or you can use PVC Cement for a permanent booth as well. I dry-fit them so that I can make it larger if need be.
Later on I may add some more features, like air flow and heating, but this will do for now.