Build a Paint Booth in Your Garage

When I was 17, my pride-n-joy was a ’72 Olds. My dad bought it for me as a project car—and man, was it a mess. I worked on that thing day and night. When it came time to laying down paint, however, I just didn’t trust myself.

Today, I’m a bit more confident, but still haven’t properly painted an entire vehicle. When I do (one day), I’d like to do so in my own space but a paint booth in the garage just sounds complicated!

Au contraire!

Here are a few DiY paint booths we found on YouTube that seem pretty doable, all with the proper positive/negative air configurations. This first video uses a temporary shelter that the creator scored on eBay for cheap. We like this one because it’s much simpler and cheaper than all the rest.

This DiY paint booth involves building a frame within an existing (and typical) residential garage. It’s  a lot more complicated, but we like this guy—he’s all in on this project.

Okay, this third option is badass and not so expensive, around $1,000. It’s an inflatable paint booth complete with windows and proper ventilation. The product tour is great on the video and the concept itself seems solid. A similar Inflatable Paint Booth for Cars is available on Amazon so you don’t have to buy directly from China.

Inflatable Spray Booth Car Paint Room Large Spray Tent 28x15x10FT with 2 Blowers(950+950watt)...

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Would love to hear about your DiY paint booths! Hit us up in the comments below or, on Facebook or Twitter.

Forty-something years later, Chad still doesn't' know what he wants to do if he grows up. Raised around cars and trained in diesel mechanics, Chad has owned a successful detail shop, developed and sold software, led a K-9 SAR team, ridden the dot-com wave as a marketing & PR executive, led digital strategy teams at both large and small agencies, and now this. He digs Jeeps, off-road racing, football, photography, writing, making EDM, cranking metal, PC gaming, and a plethora of other contradictory things.

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