If you want to get into powder coating as a hobby, you will need some type of space where the powder coat is not going to go everywhere and attach to everything. Most powder coat professionals will use a booth to accomplish this task. You can also construct a two-in-one booth that minimizes the mess while also heat curing the powder coat. Here is how to construct such a booth.
Get an Old Glass Top Oven
A glass top oven is ideal because it has digital dial sets for temperature control. It also has a smooth glass surface that is easier to clean, if you are particular about your work surface. Modify the oven so that you can lift the glass top to expose the oven underneath it. Make sure the oven controls are unaffected by the modification. You can cut power supply to the range top, since you only need the range top as a work surface.
Create a Sheet Metal Box That Fits the Top of the Oven
Next, create a sheet metal box that fits the top of the oven. There should be a sheet of metal for both sides, the back, and overhead. Leave the front of the box open. Weld the box to the top of the oven, but do not allow it to prevent you from opening and lifting the top of the oven to expose the cooking area below. This box will help contain the powder coating spray to just this booth area.
Cut a Piece of Plastic Glass to Fit the Front Opening
The next step is to cut a piece of plastic glass, about a quarter inch thick, to fit the opening of your sheet metal box. Cut a rectangular space out of the bottom end of the sheet of glass. This is where you can fit your powder coat sprayer through, set it on the range top, and still be able to open the top of the oven to retrieve finished projects.
Above this opening, cut two round openings big enough and wide enough apart for your to fit your gloved hands through to work. Then secure the plastic glass to the sheet metal box. Now you have a full face and body shield to prevent you from accidentally powder-coating yourself. Now, plug in the stove and you are ready to start powder coating any and all projects that can fit into the stove space below! For more information, contact companies like Dynamos Dustless Blasting LLC.