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New Project: Convert a Used Dishwasher into a Spray Paint Booth

I will show how I converted an old dishwasher into a spray paint booth.

New Project: Convert a Used Dishwasher into a Spray Paint Booth

Many years ago I replaced my dead dishwasher with a new one. Before hauling the old one to the dump I figured I would try to convert it into a spray paint booth. My at-the-time booth was a cardboard box, with an old cookie sheet, sitting over a large trash can and it did not do well containing overspray. I was desperate for something better and thought I would give this project a chance. My plans included lighting and constructing a lazy Susan platform. I opted out of adding a ventilation system as my usage would be with non-toxic vapors. If you decide to build something similar, and will be using paints with toxic vapors, for safety reasons please install some sort of ventilation system.


  • Randy Hawkins

    Thank you Martin. Certainly the dump might be a good place to get one but add to your list of options an appliance repair shop. They might be willing to give you one just so that they do not have to pay to throw it away. Don’t know for certain…just throwing that out as an idea.

  • Martin Schmidt

    You’re right, Randy; that’s an even better idea. Thanks!

  • Randy Hawkins

    That is a great ideal. I like the way you think.

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