We've come up with a few things that make paint overspray work in the same space as all of other goodies.
The drapery wire and clips strung along the back garage opening were found at Ikea and strung across the opening to our third car garage (it's behind the others and at the moment I can't remember what that's called??). We clipped a large drop cloth to the wire and I pull it shut when I'm sanding or spraying.
Five drop cloths lined up on one side of the garage and keep garage floor protected and everything I'm working on stays on that side. The van gets moved in and out when I work. I made the mistake of leaving it in one time during a quick spray project and now one side is covered in overspray grit. Ooops.
I also wash them every month to keep them somewhat clean.
Heavy duty painter's plastic lines one wall from end to end. It gets changed out every six months or so when the paint starts flaking off.
Right now there's a paint silhouette of a past project on the wall. We affectionately refer to it as the "garage monster". Can you see it?
This air blower tool…thing, is what I use to spray out my garage so I don't have extra dust lying around that might settle on wet paint. That would be no bueno. I also use the leaf blower when things get overly dusty.
I keep my compressor in the back of the garage (next to our Christmas tree) because it's loud and I don't want it right next to me - plus, it scares the kids. It's a portable Campbell Hausfeld and has been real handy for on-sight type projects.
My favorite part about it is the zip zip sound it makes like the air tools used to work on cars. It sounds so professional.
A couple other favorites from my instagram feed - noise canceling headphones and an industrial fan. It's a life saver during the summer! And, of course, my favorite painting shoes.
I would love to hear about how you make a workspace multi-functioning and if you have additional tools I should be using!