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One thing I do to keep my spray booth clean and the dust down is line it with paper. The best source I’ve found is a certain large online retailer famous for sending oversized, overstuffed boxes that contain tiny products. It is amazing how they pack!

One of the more common packing materials is large wads of brown paper off a roll. These can come in 10' lengths or more and are 2' wide. They also have handy perforations every 3'. I straighten the paper and store it on a wrapping paper roll.

I then line the sides and back of my booth with the paper, held in place by clothespins attached to the outside of the booth. When my booth gets too much overspray buildup, or otherwise is dirty, I neatly remove the old paper and all that paint dust, then line the booth with fresh paper. Not only is this putting the paper to good use before it finally heads to recycling, but my spray booth is far cleaner and more effective — and my models have no dust in their finish!

Tip submitted by:
Mark Wilson
Alexandria, Va.

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