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I’m mentally drawing up my new bench in my head.  While looking online at pics I see a common trend of shelves on the back of the bench just tall enough to hold paint bottles.  Some of these benches look like the bench of more of a paint collector rather than a builder.

My current paint storage is basically a tool box with short drawers full of Tamiya and old Model Master paint.  The new trend of the taller plastic bottles won’t fit and they wind up eating space on my bench. 
 

Giving some serious thought to eliminating the roll around toolbox just to help reduce floor clutter and go with custom shelves I can build.  Maybe a few small pull out drawers for PE bending jig, air brushes, etc..

Anyone build or have the wall of paint and regret it?

Got any nice bench pics you can share? 

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I have bought a couple different solutions, but nothing really works "perfectly", Either they take too much space from the workbench, or they don't hold enough bottles. I now have paint from about 12 different brands and lines, for different applications... Over 250 bottles stored in various places on the bench. I need a mansion for this to be perfect.

My perfect room would have 3 wall benches, and room for a conference table in the middle, with 1 side dedicated to building, one to painting and one for "other". The conference table would be for having friends over for build nights. 

I'd have a paint booth vented through the wall, and wide enough to fit a large 32nd model. and deep enough to be able to do the same. but alas... have to win the lotto first.

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On 1/17/2022 at 10:45 AM, Winnie said:

I have bought a couple different solutions, but nothing really works "perfectly", Either they take too much space from the workbench, or they don't hold enough bottles. I now have paint from about 12 different brands and lines, for different applications... Over 250 bottles stored in various places on the bench. I need a mansion for this to be perfect.

My perfect room would have 3 wall benches, and room for a conference table in the middle, with 1 side dedicated to building, one to painting and one for "other". The conference table would be for having friends over for build nights. 

I'd have a paint booth vented through the wall, and wide enough to fit a large 32nd model. and deep enough to be able to do the same. but alas... have to win the lotto first.

Man, all that horizontal space would be so trashed in no time around me. :rofl:

I’ve actually come up with a new plan for my area.  I think I can fit in a paint booth that’s 4’ wide and 18” deep.   Been in the new home 9 months and I’m finally giving this area some thought.  Don’t know why I waited so long. 

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