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I have read that most are using plastic as temporary walls. I wanted something on a more permante basis. I have to put something up as the walls are exposed. So what do I use (dry wall, MDF, Etc...) I have everything ready to go just waiting to set up booth. Also are furnace filters from home depot good enough filters and which brand or model furnace filter should I be looking for. If not furnace filters what other low budget filters do I get. Thanks a million!
 

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Use 5/8 firecode drywall and tape the joints..paint the walls and ceilings with a semi-gloss enamel that keeps the dust down..be sure and put a base board down and seal that so there isn't any places for dust to hide and get stirred up and into your paint..just my thoughts tho this is what I have seen in several home shops..
 

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Get some galvanized sheet metal used for duct working etc. it can be nailed or screwed and is prolly alot less then the cost of mdf or plywood. not sure the cost of sheet rock but i would stay away from that since its basically made from dust.
 

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the shhetmetal would be the optimal way to go however the last time i checked a 4x8 sheet was about $35. a real good way to go is with 3/4" foil faced foam insulation. it basically leaves you with a metal dust free surface and you use the foil tape to seal the seams. its 100% waterproof so before you spray you can hoes the walls and floor down. works nice. i bought some about 8 mos. ago and it was $11 a sheet. one other thing, its insulation so it helps keep the heat in.
 

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I'd say the drywall method is the best choice. A key factor in painting is light. With a good drywall and paint job, you'll get lots of reflected light and the white paint won't distort the colors. Most commercial booths I've seen are WHITE inside.
 

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I would second the drywall. With a good coat of oil or epoxy based white it should be easy to keep clean. Don't forget to do the floor. Home depot's are selling a garage floor epoxy that works fairly well.
 

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i still say glavenized sheet metal. obviously painted white as well. but not everyone can afford it. im actually going to call today for some price figures. 35 a sheet sounds like alot i just bought galvenized century drain to use as siding and it was only 10 bucks a 3X8 peice. ill price the numbers when i get them.
 

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the drywall idea sounds fine but your going to want to hose the floors and walls down before spraying to keep it clean and the dust down. drywall will eventually fall apart, even the green board. if its sealed real good with oil base or epoxy, thats fine but what about where the ends of the sheet meet the floor. its goin to soak up water like a sponge. the foil faced foam insulation will work just like the drywall but is totally waterproof. it can be painted white too!! not that the silver is bad. i have seen a couple booths made of drywall but the falls and floor were all tile and everything was sealed. that actually turned out nice and was more like a clean room but then again your talkin some money and quite a bit of work to tile the whole thing.
 

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Just called for some prices. galvenized comes in 3x8 sheets.. 28gauge which would be fine is only $5.00. and if you wanted thicker for some reason 22gauge is $11.50. so with that said 28gauge galvenized is the way to go.. good luck
 
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