This is a quick, cheap, and effective way to get a (mostly) blemish-free finish on your spray paint without worrying about over-spray. Inspired by the inflatable planetariums of my childhood, I've put together a simple, weekend paint booth.
The support frame consists of 7ft 1x3 boards with angle brackets in the corners and tension cords. The corners are suspended from the garage door track braces. With this configuration, the frame does not interfere with the garage door operation.
Two 20ftx10ft painter drop sheets were used to enclose it. The first sheet was wrapped around 3 of the sides. The second sheet was pinned to the frame ceiling, then hung over the 4th side.
The bottom edges of the drop cloths were tucked under the perimeter of the cardboard floor, then clipped.
Luckily, the hardware store had a $4 coarse filter perfect for the job. Thoroughly strapped and clipped in, it provides a flow of clean air. There is more than enough circulation to keep the space free of fumes and airborne paint.
What must the neighbors think?
The seam on the left side is used to enter the room. It's surprisingly easy to get an good seal with a few clips.
If anyone has any questions, feel free to ask away. This was a first hand example of necessity being the mother of invention.