…and because of the sound piece of advice, I decided it was time to get my own spray booth. Enough of spraying out the window and hoping the wind would not blow in my face.
Following advice from the internet, I went to look for a fan on Saturday, but the shop I wanted to buy it from was closed, and the shop next door was selling pretty much the same thing for almost triple the price (ouch). Today I tried the same shop again, and got practically everything needed to make my own booth.
Got myself a 30cm 45W centrifugal exhaust fan for SGD$35, 2 metres’ worth of aluminum flexible tubing for SGD$8, as well as a ring clip and a plug which the shop auntie threw in for free.
What I needed next was the booth space itself. There are many ways to make one, but my mum gave me an old carton which did the job perfectly. All I had to do was to cut a square hole that fit the fan snugly, then shove the fan into the hole.
Like so. And my own spray booth is complete! It’s roughly 50cm by 40cm, big enough to not tilt backwards due to the weight of the fan and I can bury my face and shoulders inside the box.
And here’s the view from the back of the box. The tubing simply leads out my window. What’s left would be to extend the power cord, and lighting can be solved by simply adjusting my lamp to shine into the box.
I’m trying to convince myself not to put a filter (which impedes air flow) at the expense of dirtying the fan. Well they say the fan can be changed but you have only 1 set of lungs. I’ll see how effective this booth is when I start painting.