Tarps For Paint Booth

66FBACK

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Would tarps like these be ok for a temporary paint booth?

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66FBACK

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I haven't gone to look at them yet so I don't really know what the material is. They look like they're in a clean environment but that doesn't necessarily mean anything. If I get them I'd probably hose them down and let them dry before I use them.
 

texasking

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I remember an old post by Shine stating he used to use old bed sheets, which seemed like a great alternative. The problem I see with with tarps or regular visqueen is any dried overspray will let loose at the most inopportune moment. Regular automotive masking plastic has a coating on one side that holds dried paint.
 

66FBACK

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This is probably going to be a one time only paint job. I probably won't use anything for the primer but if I lay the base and clear with the tarps I guess there would be a chance that the base overspray could contaminate the clear. Maybe I should just use nothing on the base and clear also.
 

v8garage

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I'd say it depends on what you want to accomplish. If you want to create a clean environment to paint in you may be better off with something else. If you are looking to keep the overspray off everything else you own they will be fine. I used a roll of poly vapour barrier, I just made sure that it was anchored top and bottom and that I had enough room to stay well away from it while I was spraying. I didn't have any problem with overspray flaking off and contaminating the clear.
 

66FBACK

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What's your lighting situation? Depending, those could block a lot of light, and you want all you can get.

That's one problem that I've thought about. I pretty much have a two bay garage (24' X 28") with three 5000 watt led lights above each bay. I would use one bay for the temporary booth. I would have the total of seven more 5000 watt units (including the ones in the other bay) I could take down but I would have to build some kind of stands for them. It would probably be some kind of temporary wood stands.
 

JimKueneman

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I remember an old post by Shine stating he used to use old bed sheets, which seemed like a great alternative. The problem I see with with tarps or regular visqueen is any dried overspray will let loose at the most inopportune moment. Regular automotive masking plastic has a coating on one side that holds dried paint.

Another reason for this, from a conversation with Barry a long time ago, is that plastic will ATTRACT the dust you are trying to keep out. The sheets are a GREAT idea because they won't get static charge build up and attract more dust into the area.
 
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