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Top Tips: DIY Spray Booth and Easy Canvas Coating

If you’re a photographer or fine-art printer, chances are you produce a lot of canvas prints. And with that, the need to apply a protective coating, which can be messy and expensive.

However, you don’t need to set aside a large space or spend a lot on a spray booth. In fact, we’ve created a guide to show you how to build a three-sided spray booth for less than $70, that can be accomplished in an afternoon using PVC pipe and plastic sheeting.

You can see the booth in action in the video above, which illustrates the application of Sunset Satin Coating using a high-volume, low-pressure spray gun. To see how easy it is to build a DIY spray booth, check out the video below. You can download a PDF with all of the detailed instructions HERE.

Shellie has more than 20 years of experience in the print publication industry as a content strategist, editor and writer. She has partnered with printing, photography and graphics professionals on a wide variety of publications and printing projects. At LexJet, she writes about customer experiences, industry trends, new products and the latest inkjet printing innovations.


  1. I’d suggest that you leave the piece upright to dry, thus eliminating the possibility of debris or other airborne contaminants embedding into the wet clear coat over the finished art. If you consider that you may get runs in the material, I’d further suggest that you’re spraying too heavy a coat all at once. Most prints need a coat or two of “sealer” to create a barrier (they all seem to absorb the first coats somewhat) so multiple thin coats are recommended instead of one or two thick coats. Your clear coat should be thin on the first couple of passes so you don’t get any “orange peel” effect that is difficult to eliminate.

  2. Really enjoy your product updates…..
    Just can’t wait for the glossy new and improved roll canvas
    you are offering in June. Please put me on the list…

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