Spray painting in windy conditions

Mary F
by Mary F
Hello, I have a place at the jersey shore and I want to spray paint some outdoor furniture, but it's ALWAYS WINDY and I'm racking my brain to concoct something that all the spray paint doesn't go on my neighbors house and/or car. I want something that I don't have to build or make cause I have no place to store anything. Please HELP! ;)
  8 answers
  • KatAych KatAych on Mar 23, 2016
    Is there a spot - maybe between your house and a fence - that allows you ample room to spray? If so, you could tape up plastic sheeting around the sides, leaving the top open for ventilation and do your own "booth." If not, you could use PVC pipe to construct a booth.
  • Mary F Mary F on Mar 23, 2016
    Thank you for your idea, but not really...It's a tricky situation...Ugh! Lol
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 23, 2016
    I would try to put up a tarp on both sides even if for a temporary situation taped to both side of a portable table.
  • Rc Shoe Rc Shoe on Mar 24, 2016
    My problem wasn't so much wind, as the random Florida sun showers that would splotch up my work. I picked up a cabana tent that is perfect for small jobs and takes up very little storage space. Search ebay "Quick Stability Cabana Beach" for a new one for <$25
    • Mary F Mary F on Mar 25, 2016
      WOW!!! Thank you Rc...This might do the trick! Great idea!!! :)
  • MN Mom MN Mom on Mar 24, 2016
    I've used a large cardboard box as a wind break. Depending on how big of an item you're spraying you could try this. I usually lay down newspapers or plastic sheeting, put the box up and then get to spraying!
  • Mary F Mary F on Mar 24, 2016
    Yes, been trying to dumpster dive for boxes, no luck...Lol...Thank you! :)
    • MN Mom MN Mom on Mar 24, 2016
      They have large cardboard boxes at Home Depot in with moving supplies. You can also ask at their loading dock if they have any they can give you. UPS also sells large shipping boxes. Once you get a big box you can just lay it flat for storage until your next project!
  • Mary F Mary F on Mar 25, 2016
    Thank you all!
  • Debbie Debbie on Apr 06, 2016
    Contact a local appliance store and see if they have any appliance boxes. They make perfect temp spray paint huts