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Do I REALLY need a spray booth?

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Thursday, May 09, 2019 5:58 AM

You can get a spray booth for under $100 at tcp global.

But.... spraying a test piece or small part into a kitchen trash can? My wife would NEVER allow that. I don’t think any wife would. 

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    November, 2018
Posted by oldermodelguy on Thursday, May 09, 2019 6:47 AM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

You can get a spray booth for under $100 at tcp global.

But.... spraying a test piece or small part into a kitchen trash can? My wife would NEVER allow that. I don’t think any wife would. 

 

Sorry about that ! I just do it, usually she is reading in the living room or sleeping in upstairs. There is a liner in the trash can, I open that up, hand hold what ever I'm spraying, psss psss, it's done, I clean the airbrush in the kitchen sink and thats that. Close the liner back up or the trash will stink the house up. It's just acrylic paint. I think nothing of it. Big jobs go to my booth.

Some of you guys are too hemmed up ( hey I can be too just not over that subject, she finds other little sticklers is all).

 

 

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    July, 2018
  • From: The Deep Woods
Posted by Tickmagnet on Thursday, May 09, 2019 7:40 AM

Read the instructions on the products you use, if they say use in a well ventilated area, as most do, then build a paint booth or risk the permanent harm the fumes may cause if you don't.

 

 

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Posted by Crimm on Friday, May 10, 2019 11:43 AM

K4BeeTee

 

 
keavdog

but consider humidity.

 

 

 

This raises a good point - where I am in Townsville, summers get really hot and humid. The model room has aircon and so on, so I can run it on the "dry" function, but - what do I need to keep in mind on those especially humid summer days?

 

 

Would having a dehumidifier (or two?) in the room help? I've never used one so I don't know how effective they would be. 

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Saturday, May 11, 2019 5:34 PM

Crimm

 

 
K4BeeTee

 

 
keavdog

but consider humidity.

 

 

 

This raises a good point - where I am in Townsville, summers get really hot and humid. The model room has aircon and so on, so I can run it on the "dry" function, but - what do I need to keep in mind on those especially humid summer days?

 

 

 

 

Would having a dehumidifier (or two?) in the room help? I've never used one so I don't know how effective they would be. 

 

No. A dehumidifier is used to remove dampness in the house. I have two in my cellar. That’s why there’s a bucket to hold excess water drawn in from the dampness in the air.  It will not help remove humidity or dry, hot air in the room. 

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Posted by Crimm on Saturday, May 11, 2019 6:50 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour

 

 
Crimm

 

 
K4BeeTee

 

 
keavdog

but consider humidity.

 

 

 

This raises a good point - where I am in Townsville, summers get really hot and humid. The model room has aircon and so on, so I can run it on the "dry" function, but - what do I need to keep in mind on those especially humid summer days?

 

 

 

 

Would having a dehumidifier (or two?) in the room help? I've never used one so I don't know how effective they would be. 

 

 

 

No. A dehumidifier is used to remove dampness in the house. I have two in my cellar. That’s why there’s a bucket to hold excess water drawn in from the dampness in the air.  It will not help remove humidity or dry, hot air in the room. 

 

Right, but if you stick one of those portable dehumidifiers in the work room won't it prioritize cutting down the humidity in THAT room? Obviously it won't do anything for arid air, but isn't its whole purpose to make humid air less humid? And they mentioned having particularly humid days.

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Saturday, May 11, 2019 7:19 PM

A dehumidifier in a room with sufficient air conditioning is redundant,an air conditioner dehumidifies as it cools.Also remember a dehumidifier puts heat into a space.Just use the right BTU A/C for the space and that will do the job.

A dehumidifier is for damp spaces where there is no A/C running.

Take it from an ex-HVAC man

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  • From: Bent River, IA
Posted by Reasoned on Saturday, May 18, 2019 9:36 PM
Depends

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Posted by BlackSheepTwoOneFour on Sunday, May 19, 2019 11:27 AM

Reasoned
Depends
 

A dehumidifier DOES NOT remove humidity in the air. Only dampness. I agree with Tojo since he has HVAC experience.

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Posted by Crimm on Monday, May 20, 2019 12:26 PM

Maybe they should call it a de-damp-ifier then.

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  • From: Bent River, IA
Posted by Reasoned on Monday, May 20, 2019 1:18 PM

BlackSheepTwoOneFour
 
Reasoned
Depends
 

  

A dehumidifier DOES NOT remove humidity in the air. Only dampness. I agree with Tojo since he has HVAC experience.

 

To clarify, I was replying to the original question. Wink

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