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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:27 am 
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I want to make a tent in my loft for dust free painting. Ideally out of clear plastic so I can have lights on the outside. I'd staple it together and hang it from the beams. Maybe even make a pre-entrance room to better keep the dust out. Could you recommend something I could use for this? Cheaper is better of course.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 7:49 am 
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Clear plastic dust sheeting is very cheap for a massive roll of it, I would use that stapled to the underside of the beams to stop dust dropping on to your work. Make sure to leave places for ventilation though. For the sides I would probably go with vinyl shower curtains as they will be very durable and much more transparent for the lights. Again you need to consider ventilation, firstly because otherwise you will trap natural moisture rising from the house which could cause mould, secondly because you want your paint to be able to dry.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:21 am 
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Ventilation is good for breathing too.
Before putting any plastic up there go up with a vacuum and suck up as much dust as you can first. Our loft was very dusty when we moved in and I did just that before covering the rafters with hardboard . There's very little dust up there now.


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One thing is securing the sheeting as the spray pressure makes it billow if not tacked down well. To be frank I think the space is too enclosed and dusty to get a good finish quite apart from humping gear up and down to the attic. I would be inclined to buy a cheap sacrificial tent and put that up in the garden when you want to spray.

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Thanks for the replies guys. I'm going to be rattle-can painting a few small items at a time so all I need is dust protection as it's matte finish and any dust will ruin it. TBH a small tent might be the best solution here. Mist-spray the inside, let it settle and then spray-paint. I'll be in there no more than 5 minutes so ventilation not a big issue. And I don't have a garden... so got to be the loft.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:43 am 
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This one looks good: http://www.argos.co.uk/product/9275719

Just need something to give it good lighting. Four small lights (one in each corner) that are not heavy and can be attached to the tent's fabric and powered by the mains. Any ideas?


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What about a pop up spray tanning tent ?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Pop-Up-Spray ... SwpvZaHQIm


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tadaska wrote:


Are you only 4'0" tall? :scratch:

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My initial thought when I read it was that he was making a kill room akin to something seen in Dexter

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Ktuludays wrote:
My initial thought when I read it was that he was making a kill room akin to something seen in Dexter


No it's definitely not a kill room. Getting a body up in the loft is way too difficult. That's what the basement is for.


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ayjay wrote:
tadaska wrote:


Are you only 4'0" tall? :scratch:


I'll have to be on my knees.


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Are the items small? How about a 'cabinet' with rubber gloves (giggidy) like chemists use? Extraction fan and vent to world. Novichok friendly.......

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tadaska wrote:
Just need something to give it good lighting. Four small lights (one in each corner) that are not heavy and can be attached to the tent's fabric and powered by the mains. Any ideas?
Be careful with lights and plastics ... hefty fire hazard. Just sayin...


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