Spray painting is a very effective way to paint an item so that the final result is neat and your subject is completely covered. This can be a very messy and tricky operation especially when it comes to small things as you do not want to waste or mess on surrounding areas. Confining the work to a small area is possible if you know how to make paint booths. This will restrict the process to the items that you are spraying.
Your booth will come in handy for a once off project and may be stored for future tasks. The fact that it is portable means you can spray wherever you need to. The cleanup operation will be minimal once you are done as the mess is confined to a small area.
It is a quick and clean way of getting the job done. This way your clothes and the surrounding area stay clean. The best of all is that it does not take much preparation.
Creating portable spray booths is a simple and inexpensive project. You can use unwanted objects lying around the house. At the same time you will be recycling bits and pieces that may otherwise have ended up in the trash can.
A ceiling tile is a good base. Tap a few small nails into the tile. They will serve as the supports for the items you need to work on. More than one item can be sprayed at a time. You can also put nails on both sides of the tile if you have many objects to spray.
The flexibility of chicken wire makes it ideal for a spray painting booth. First form a rectangle out of the wire and then turn it upside down. A flat surface is created and the roughness of the wire prevents your items from sticking to it. Finish one side of the object, wait for it to dry and then turn it over to do the other side.
Unwanted cardboard boxes make perfect paint booths as well. You will have to cut away two sides completely leaving the top and front open. Angle the sides on the right and left towards the bottom. Take a wooden dowel and fix it through the upper part of these sides. Use clothes pins to attach the items for spraying to the dowel. When the paint is dry you can turn the objects around and upside down. Pin them to the dowel in this way to paint all the areas that may have missed the first spray session.