Introduction: Simple, Quick Paint Drying Rack

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I needed something small to spray paint some small parts on that would not allow them to stick to the table I was working on, forcing profane oaths from my mouth. Here is my solution.

Step 1: First Layout Your Grid

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I found the piece of shelving in my shop and couldnt remember what it went to, so it goes to this project. It was a piece of particle board covered in paper that looked like wood grain. This was from some sort of ultra cheap furniture, no big loss if I figure out where it goes. I used a drywall square and pen to layout a 1"x1" grid on the board allowing some room on the two edges for clamps, should I need to clamp t to something. Honestly I just layed out the grid until the square wouldnt fit then called the undone section "clamp space."

Step 2: Sink Some Screws

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My board was about a 1/2 inch so I would have about 1 1/2 inches of screws outside of the board. Why not nails you ask? I didnt feel like swinging a hammer. But the particle board wouldnt handle nails, not this close, it would have given up and disentagrated. I put six screws in the edges of the board to support the board as put the other screws in, so i didnt end up screwing 100 screws in to this board and the work surface below it, I would have never gotten it lose.

Step 3: Sink Some More Screws

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At the corners of every grid add another screw, and another , and another, you get the point. This part of the build was really boring until my piece of worthless junk cordless died, I think the battery is shot. Well time to pull out the old standby, my old brace. This 60 year old brace never lets me down. It works great every time I use it and I have yet to need to replace the batteries. Needless to say the brace saved the day, whoa that rhymed.

Step 4: Finally Done

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I may not have needed to change the battery but I did work up a sweat with the last 60 or so screws. After all of the screws where in place it is ready to go. Now you have a nice little place that is portable to paint on. I hope yall enjoy, Thanks.


Mr.Miz (author)2012-04-17

This just gave me a fantastic idea. I have a grid laid out similar on my bench. 1"x1" if I send 2" or 3" screws through the intersections up from the bottom I will have a custom paint surface so I can paint more than 1 side at a time... Thanks for the post and the idea!

heelercjwww (author)Mr.Miz2012-04-18

I thought about having a dedicated spot on a bench for painting but i dont do enough of it and i was a little daunted by having all of these screws pointed up at me all the time. Please be careful. Thanks for viewing my instructable.

quadracer (author)2012-04-17

I have a old gear driven drill / driver in this fashion. Everyone makes fun of it, but it works everytime, All the time.

heelercjwww (author)quadracer2012-04-18

Honestly i think that my old brace is just as fast as a cordless if you include charge time and cussing because the batteries are dead. I think the big tool companies, who want us to buy their tools, overlook these wonderful devices because they cant sell more stuff with them. Thanks for looking at my instructable.

sherrycayheyhey (author)2012-04-17

Marge needs some censor bars :)

TekoMuto (author)2012-04-17

I clicked on this one cuase marge was nekkied :3

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