Recently I got my hands on the Homeright Spray Shelter which is a tent that you can use to spray paint in without having the blowing paint blow onto anything else you do not wish to paint. As someone who loves to use my Homeright paint sprayer to refinish furniture and accessories, I was eager to test it out.
HOW TO SETUP A HOMERIGHT SHELTER
When you open up your Homeright Shelter you will have the plastic shelter, two metal rods, and metal spikes to secure the tent to the ground.
To start unroll the shelter on the ground so that you can see the two long pocket seems at the top where the metal rods will go.
Take one the metal rods and insert it into one of the two long pockets near the top of the shelter.
Add the second rod into the second long pocket.
When you are done it will look like this.
Next you will need to bend the ends of the rods to the pins at the front of the shelter. To do this take the back rod and insert it on either side on the front pins, likewise take the front rod (the one closer to the Homeright logo) and insert it into the back pins. You know you inserted the rods to correct pins, if when you raise your tent the rods cross on the side to form 2 Xs.
Now this is the part you will need someone to help you as you will need to lift up the tent and click all the rod joints into place. I found it a bit difficult at first to get the rods to stay in the bottom pins while doing this. So the method I found that worked best was to have one person hold the tent up, and have the other go around and click all the rods into place and re-insert the bottom pins if needed.
Secure the shelter into place by clipping the side to the rods, and tie the string to the middle of criss-crossed rods.
The Homeright Spray Shelter retails for $59.99 and at 102″ wide and 66″ tall you have plenty of room to paint larger furniture pieces like dressers or tables inside of this structure. While I did struggle a little initially to set up the tent, most of my problems were simply due to the fact this tent is large and I have a very narrow yard which meant I found myself finding it a bit difficult to find space in my yard to easily set it up without worrying about the rods hitting plants in the garden. I should also admit, that I’ve actually never set up a tent before as all my camping experiences were at cottages as such if I can set up the tent you certainly should be able to. If you happen to have a double car garage this shelter would nicely fit there too.
As for the design of the shelter I did like it could easily fold down into a small bag, and while it did take me about 10 minutes to set up it took only 5 minutes to take down. I personally would have loved to see the back wall extended to continue out to have a floor making it a spray tent. Right now you need to place the spray shelter on a fabric or plastic paint drop cloth.
This shelter would be a great way to protect not only the things around you from getting painted by mistake but the roof will also protect furniture from dropping leaves falling on still wet paint. Now that I’ve figured out how to set up the spray shelter it is certainly one I can see myself using again for larger paint projects.
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