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!
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.