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    Default Temporary Finishing Space

    Dear Folks,

    I am in charge of a space that is intended to operate repairs on many boats. We want to do some varnishing but our area is limited and our budget even more so. What I would like to do is build a temporary space to do finishing that I could take down when not in use. I was curious if you folks had an idea about a way to do that with out building a whole new building.
    I was thinking of building a frame and then shrink wrapping in to keep dust out. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Temporary Finishing Space

    I wouldn't use shrink-wrap, just poly sheets sealed with poly tape. Then introduce fan-forced air filtered through furnace filters to maintain positive-pressure clean air inside the enclosure. I believe you can buy adhesive-backed zippers to allow enclosure access.
    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    Default Re: Temporary Finishing Space

    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    I wouldn't use shrink-wrap, just poly sheets sealed with poly tape. Then introduce fan-forced air filtered through furnace filters to maintain positive-pressure clean air inside the enclosure. I believe you can buy adhesive-backed zippers to allow enclosure access.
    This, with 6 mil vapor barrier poly, in panels that can be disassembled and stored out of the way.

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    Default Re: Temporary Finishing Space

    Or just hose down the floor to keep the dust from kicking up until the varnish dries, wipe your surface well with a good tack rag before varnishing, and just do it. It's not rocket science. You don't need a NASA "clean room." Just make sure somebody isn't stripping bottom paint with a grinder right next to you.

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    Default Re: Temporary Finishing Space

    Do not attempt to control dust beyond basic measure. Rub it out.

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