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    Default Has anyone built or bought a dust booth?

    I'm looking at building a new shop 50x72 and I want to put a paint booth and maybe a dust booth in it.

    Has anyone built or bought a dust booth? Maybe one like the link below?
    http://www.globalspec.com/FeaturedPr...eries/234236/0

    I feel like I could probably build a dust booth, but not sure if it's worth it or not. I want to put the paint and dust booth in the back 30' of the
    shop and use the front section to put projects together or just park some of my cars.

    Just looking for opinions?

    Thanks

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    A very important variable in spray booth construction is control of the air flow. If you have air coming in through openings that are not filtered then dust is probably going to be a problem. One of the reasons I like a "positive pressure" both is that cracks and crevasses in walls and ceilings don't bring in unfiltered air.

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    I'm also trying to figure out what to do for dust containment. I would like to keep the shop as clean as possible not only because of risk of contamination of paint but I just prefer keeping the shop clean.

    I'm curious about the use of body shop curtains, like linked below, and if they can be kept sealed well enough to contain body sanding dust and grinding mess.
    https://www.curtain-and-divider.com/...FcNZhgodDcsPsA
    http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/goff...FcNZhgodDcsPsA

    My other thought would be to build a booth using the plastic sheeting that is used to cover some bathroom walls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zekeymonkey View Post
    I'm also trying to figure out what to do for dust containment. I would like to keep the shop as clean as possible not only because of risk of contamination of paint but I just prefer keeping the shop clean.

    I'm curious about the use of body shop curtains, like linked below, and if they can be kept sealed well enough to contain body sanding dust and grinding mess.
    https://www.curtain-and-divider.com/...FcNZhgodDcsPsA
    http://www.autobodytoolmart.com/goff...FcNZhgodDcsPsA

    My other thought would be to build a booth using the plastic sheeting that is used to cover some bathroom walls.
    If you're trying to contain dust or overspray it's best to have a sealed room and vent it properly. Curtains are better than nothing but they usually have openings at the top and elsewhere that allows contaminants to drift into other areas of the shop. For the price of curtains you can probably build walls with studs and sheetrock that would serve you better. We built walls with doors that gives access without having to go around the walls.


    You should also look at methods of moving the air in and out of the shop.


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    Len, thank you for the reply. You hit one of my big concerns with curtains, dust drifting around the curtains. Since I'm really talking about a dust booth not a paint booth, would you just filter the air from the dust booth and return it to the shop? The reason I'm wondering if this would be preferred would be heating in the winter.

    Its also been suggested to me to just do the sanding and such in the paint booth that I will be buying or building soon. This would require me to clean the booth when I'm ready to paint, but this is only for a hobby shop. This seems concerning to me, but maybe my lack of experience is showing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zekeymonkey View Post
    Len, thank you for the reply. You hit one of my big concerns with curtains, dust drifting around the curtains. Since I'm really talking about a dust booth not a paint booth, would you just filter the air from the dust booth and return it to the shop? The reason I'm wondering if this would be preferred would be heating in the winter.

    Its also been suggested to me to just do the sanding and such in the paint booth that I will be buying or building soon. This would require me to clean the booth when I'm ready to paint, but this is only for a hobby shop. This seems concerning to me, but maybe my lack of experience is showing.
    Yes, I'd also recommend that you make a good room for painting and also do your sanding in the same room. We do it all the time then just clean the room and control the air flow when painting. As long as you have a decent exhaust air flow you can sweep and blow out the dust then prep the cars for painting.

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