Auto Paint Spray Booths, How To Rent A Paint Booth!

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer (DIY) junkie and you’re working on your project from home but really don’t have the space to spray paint your project in a home made spray booth, why don’t you rent a paint booth from a body shop?

Yes, they are easily available and you can rent one for about $50.00 – $100.00 on average.

Although you can get VERY NICE finishes from your home garage or by using a simple TENT that you can set-up on the side of your house, some guys just don’t have room to paint a car… and this is what YOU could do!

Here is an image below of a homemade spray painting booth.

As you see, all you really need is a box fan or two. A clean and washed down floor, good ventilation and plastic covering your walls for dust prevention and for eliminating overspray to your garage walls. It’s really pretty simple.

I will make a separate article and post on what you need to build your own spray painting booth from home, a quick rundown on steps, material etc…

The funny thing is, back in the old days there were books teaching auto body and paint and showing you how to actually paint outside on a sunny day! haha, pretty funny because all you really need to successfully paint outside is good weather, an air compressor and your paint material along with a properly masked off project cleaned and ready for paint.

So we took this a little further and actually made FULL-LENGTH videos that are available within the VIP Members Area of the learnautobodyandpaint Members Course that shows you EXACTLY how you can paint a car from home and get great finishes!

Hope you enjoyed the post!

Here is a Video Talking About How To Find a Spray Booth if You’d Like To Go That Route.





20 Responses to Auto Paint Spray Booths, How To Rent A Paint Booth!

  1. Adam G February 15, 2011 at 2:56 pm #

    I did not know that, thanks!

    I assume the rental would only cover space, not equipment? Would it include the compressor? Are shops likely to let you rent their spray guns as well?

    • Tony February 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

      It will cover everything except your own spray gun and paint… 🙂 Of course it will cover your air hose, compressed air.
      And tire covers, most times.

  2. RONEL CALVERT February 15, 2011 at 4:38 pm #


  3. Johnny Tank February 16, 2011 at 1:54 am #

    Yes That Is A Good Idea. But What About Moving Your Car Back To Your Location In The Wind Going Against. How Is A Paint Job Going To Dry In A Couple Hours? Want There Be Dust Particals In The Paint? You Are Suppose To Let A Paint Job Dry For So Long Right

    • Tony February 17, 2011 at 12:18 am #

      Enamel paint jobs dry within 60 minuted to tack free. If you’re painting on a good day… Believe it or not, dust is not really a problem. There is more of a dust problem when painting in auto body shop zones because of all of the filler flying in the air. Many people have done really NICE paint jobs from home outside under a tent or home garage.

  4. victor February 16, 2011 at 5:19 am #

    thanks for the tips

    • Tony February 25, 2011 at 4:16 am #

      No problem Victor, hope you got something out of it! 🙂

  5. harvey knowles February 20, 2011 at 2:34 am #

    thanks for the video good information

  6. David Hubbard VIP February 22, 2011 at 2:39 am #

    Hi Tony , Yea in the Oler Days thats pretty much what alot of people had was either outside on a good Day,or a Make Shift Spray Booth.Your doing a great job at you Traing and Teaching Course.Keep it up. Love all your Videos. David Hubbard Good things are worth waithing for !

  7. victor Quiles February 28, 2011 at 3:05 pm #

    tony you are very good , I like the way you teach us . how to . yourgreat Mentor.

    • Loradae December 16, 2011 at 6:09 am #

      All of my questions steteld-thanks!

  8. Eric Adam April 4, 2011 at 3:51 pm #


    LOVE THE INFO. It is SO HARD to get body shops to do any work that is not insurance covered.

    One question: I thought the paints required baking to make sure it’s properly cured, etc.?

    • Tony April 9, 2011 at 5:39 pm #

      No, most paints auto body shops use do not require baking. There are also clearcoats that cure in less than two hours. I like to use the basic stuff like PPG or DuPont because it has time to flow out with a nice gloss finish. They are usually tack free within an hour and hard cured within 12-15 hours.

  9. Alex Miranda May 10, 2011 at 5:00 pm #

    man i really need to paint my car and fill some dents but never tried would like to get more tips and info from u waz up

    • Tony May 13, 2011 at 4:42 pm #

      Check out the VIP MEMBERSHIP Alex… it may get you in a FAST start into the industry.

  10. xmkxrm May 21, 2011 at 9:07 pm #

    Hey….you passed by my work! How was it that easy for you to find that too? lmao

  11. Victor October 16, 2011 at 8:46 pm #

    Thanks Tony!
    Im spraying my 280z
    You are like my second teacher

    • Tony October 26, 2011 at 9:15 am #

      Awesome bro!

  12. Josh March 18, 2012 at 12:18 am #

    Im lookin to rent apaint booth can u help?

    • Tony March 18, 2012 at 6:32 am #

      The tips were given in the video… Sorry we can’t do much more.

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