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im new to screen printing and havent actually tried anything as of yet...but im in a garage that has no drain...i have to run the hose from outside into the garage and spray out there....what are my best (CHEAPEST) options for a washout booth? right now im just using a big tupperware tub like for storage, but what can i do with my water after spraying? can i just expose my screen and then wash it out on my lawn or do i have to wash out my screen in a dark room?
 

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I expose screens in my garage. After exposing them I wet them with a spray bottle, put them in a black garbage bag and head outside to wash out image. Try to do this in the shade and make sure the screens are wet.
As for reclaiming, I have a wash basin with a 5gallon bucket to catch emulsion etc. It all goes down the toilet when done.
 

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I actually seen a really neat one made from one of those restaurant carts (the ones for dishes) assume some kind of drill hole and backdrop will need to be made. Looking into making one myself. For now I have a basic plastic wash out basin for a basement.
 

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I just made one for my basement. I had a large dresser. I hollowed it out. That is really easy. Remove drawers and take off the guides from the inside.

Then for 25.00 I grabbed a 2x4 ft sheet of plastic from home depot. I lined the dresser inside with it. Attached by liquid nails So it is waterproof inside. Then I bought a low plastic drawer from Walmart. 8 bucks. It fits in the dresser perfect.

I power wash my screens in it and it works great.
 

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I just built a 2x4 frame around my utility sink and covered it with scrap sheets of vinyl (like they use on banners). Not a drop hits the floor any more.

I was able to source all the materials with crap laying around my shop / leftover stuff from the previous tenants so the total cost to build was $0.
 

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I bought a cheap free standing shower around $100. Put a small base under it
 
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