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Offline koenbro

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Finishing room -- how to cover shelves?
« on: May 08, 2018, 08:38 PM »
My 3-car garage has a side room that is 6' x 15' with 8' ceiling. I intend to turn it into a painting/finishing room with a 4'x4' main surface. There are some shelves in this room that  I would like to keep, and cover them with plastic sheets. Right now I use regular painter's plastic that I lay over loosely and tape to the shelves, but would like something more permanent, that would still allow access to the shelves. All in all I have 6' of shelving on one end and 10' on the other (the former is a straight line, the latter is zig-zag). I am interested in something that would roll up and down easily and overlap a bit, or separate with a zipper or, preferably, magnets.
The zipwall.com estimator comes out at around $1300. Because i don't need a portable, flexible system with telescoping rods, and rapid setup and teardown, the zipwall might be an overkill. Is there any alternative you recommend --- shower-curtain like material I hang from ceiling or smth similar?
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Offline neilc

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Re: Finishing room -- how to cover shelves?
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2018, 09:49 PM »
How about a set of spring loaded roll-up window shades that are overlapping a few inches.  You could easily attach them to the ceiling or the top of the shelves and pull them down when painting.  To help hold them in place, get some spring clamps and attach short lengths of 1x2 to them while they are down.



Offline Pnw painter

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Re: Finishing room -- how to cover shelves?
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2018, 01:15 AM »
The wood whisperer had an interesting shop tour that used a curtain wall to quickly set up a temporary spray booth.
https://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/shop-tours/adams-finishing-booth-workshop/

A curtain system such as this might be a cheaper and quicker way to mask off your shelves.



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Online RobBob

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Re: Finishing room -- how to cover shelves?
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2018, 07:28 AM »
How about a Fastcap 3rd Hand Magnetic Dust Barrier, plastic, and a magnetic door?  Much less than $1300.  Probably more like < $500.

Fastcap Magnetic Door
« Last Edit: May 09, 2018, 07:37 AM by RobBob »

Offline Vondawg

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Re: Finishing room -- how to cover shelves?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2018, 07:32 AM »
Wow slick set up with the curtain...thanks for the link.
 Yes I too use the plastic and poles currently (rocker brand) but not the mag door
« Last Edit: May 09, 2018, 07:36 AM by Vondawg »
There are no mistakes....just new designs.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: Finishing room -- how to cover shelves?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2018, 11:06 AM »
The wood whisperer had an interesting shop tour that used a curtain wall to quickly set up a temporary spray booth.
https://www.thewoodwhisperer.com/shop-tours/adams-finishing-booth-workshop/

A curtain system such as this might be a cheaper and quicker way to mask off your shelves.



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Id like to have her over for a "inspection" hehehehehe

Offline jaguar36

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Re: Finishing room -- how to cover shelves?
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2018, 12:01 PM »
I've just stapled plastic sheeting drop clothes to the ceiling to create my spray booth. Then I just roll it up when not in use.  The problem I've had though is that as the finish accumulates on the plastic, when I go to roll it up the finish flakes off and makes a mess so the plastic needs to be replaced.  I'm going to try and figure out a system of ridgid panels that I can fold up somehow instead.

Offline koenbro

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Re: Finishing room -- how to cover shelves?
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2018, 12:43 PM »
as the finish accumulates on the plastic, when I go to roll it up the finish flakes off and makes a mess so the plastic needs to be replaced. 
Yeah, I noticed the same. Already after one use there is some overspray on the sheets. But I think that is good -- the electrostatic charge on the sheets might attract the paint droplets which otherwise would cling to something more valuable. After a while just replace the sheets.

For now I have ordered a 70" wide by 8' tall spring-loaded thin plastic window blind from HD and try that out over the 6' shelf. Will take about 2 weeks for delivery, apparently.

Am considering stapling 4' wide x 8' long sheets of shower-curtain like plastic to the ceiling using 1" wide sticks, weigh them at the bottom with some other wood sticks, overlap a few inches, and roll them up somehow (eyelets on edges, and some string?) and replace occasionally.
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