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Spray Booths

A spray booth is a safe and controlled environment where paint, coatings, adhesives and other materials can be applied to surfaces. If your business undertakes large volumes of spray paint, you'll have considered a spray booth extraction system. Spray booths are ideal for designing and manufacturing industrial products that need spray painting. The benefits of having a spray booth for paint fume extraction and other applications include:

  • Simple and easy to maintain
  • Modular system construction
  • Complies with all Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidance
  • Controls safety, temperature, airflow, humidity and other crucial elements
  • Ensures precise and higher-quality finishes
  • Organised and efficient workflow
  • Mitigates the risks of contamination


How Do Spray Booths Work?

A booth for paint fume extraction works by drawing paint-laden air to travel through the spray booth, whereby the filter paper catches paint fumes and airborne paint droplets. The filter media is made from Andrea paper and spans the spray booth's width. The Andrea paper is folded into a concertina form and is one, two or three layers deep, making the route traitorous.

Paint extraction units collect 80-90% of the dry overspray dust to leave the chamber behind clear of paint overspray and paint fumes.


Spray Booth Variants

Spray Booth Variants
Spray Booth Variants

A paint extraction unit can come in various sizes and be assembled as part of a modular system to meet your fume extraction requirements. Booths are manufactured in galvanised steel, double-folded for stiffness and rigidity. They offer a complete wet paint and fume extraction solution for your business. Dry filter spray booths can be supplied in various kinds to suit your range of painting processes, including:

  • Bench type - These can be specified in a variety of different modular depths and widths, and feature a workbench as standard. These are ideal for smaller workpieces.
  • Low-level Penums - These can be specified in a variety of different modular depths and widths, however, are ideal for converting rooms into spray rooms.
  • Extended heights - These can be specified in a variety of different modular depths and widths (typically 1-meter in-depth, as standard), however, these are taller and area ideal for taller workpieces.
  • Standard Type - These can be specified in a variety of different depths and widths (typically 1-meter in-depth, as standard).

Spray booths come complete with a push-button start button for each motor, whilst spray booths can be specified to feature integrated ultra-white LED lighting to illuminate the workpiece.


How Much Does a Paint Fume Extractor Cost?

The cost of a paint fume extractor can depend on several factors, such as the industry, workplace environment and the specific requirements of your business. At Auto Extract Systems, we provide various spray booth extraction solutions, from bench-type to standard spray booths. You should choose a size and variant suitable for your paint fume extraction requirements. Some businesses may require a small and basic paint fume extractor, while others are best suited to advanced solutions.

We recommend that you contact us today to hear how we can help you with paint shop fume extraction. We will listen to your requirements and suggest a paint extraction unit that suits you best. Our team will also provide a bespoke quote based on our recommendations. Contact us today to find out more about our spray booth extraction products.


Easy Maintenance

As with all safety systems, it's essential to regularly maintain the paint fume extraction system to keep it in good working condition, ensure optimal performance and protect your employees from harmful particulates leaking into the air. Maintenance is simple with our systems as part of the ongoing maintenance regime, and disposable spray booth filters only take a few minutes to replace.


What Are the Dangers of Spray Painting?

Spray painting may be a common method for applying paint and other coatings, but it has health risks and dangers. In particular, inhaling airborne contaminants can lead to respiratory issues and other health complications. The HSE defines paints, thinners and glues as solvents or VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Tasks such as spraying, for example, in bodywork spray workshops, can generate very high exposure levels. Other dangers include skin irritation, burns, fire and explosive concerns, and allergies.


What do the HSE State?

HSE HSG140 Mock Up

In the Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) ‘HSG140: Safe Use and Handling of Flammable Liquids’ guidance, it states that: there should be sufficient ventilation where flammable liquids are being handled to dilute any released vapours to a safe level, below the applicable workplace exposure limit. However, where there is not sufficient ventilation, mechanical ventilation, through the form of local exhaust ventilation is required.

HSE HSG276: Isocyanate Paint Spraying guidance states: “Isocyanate paint mist is invisible and breathing it in can cause occupational asthma:” However, Yale School of Medicine state: “If occupational asthma develops, attacks can are triggered in a variety of environments; not just by isocyanate exposure."

The HSE recommend that local exhaust ventilation (LEV) is put in place to help capture solvent fumes and overspray to help clean the air. Extracted air should be discharged to a safe place. Read the HSE’s latest spray room/booth guidance here.


Health Risks Associated With Bodywork Spray Workshops

Solvents can penetrate the body when vapours and fumes are inhaled, in contact with your skin, or through solvent-contaminated workwear. Solvents can have several short-term health risks, including eye irritation, lung irritation, skin problems, and headaches, whilst long-term health risks can include dermatitis and occupational asthma. You can read more about the dangers of solvents here.


The Right Extraction Solution for Your Needs

Auto Extract Systems offers a wide range of high-quality dry back spray booths, also commonly known as extraction chambers, to extract paint overspray and paint fumes from the workplace.

Auto Extract Systems can help specify and design the right paint extraction unit for your business's requirements. We only use the highest quality products and installations come complete with a 12-month installation warranty. Find out more about our LEV Installations service.


Complete LEV System

Reverse pulse filters should be utilised in conjunction with one of our centrifugal fans to vent the captured fumes to the reverse pulse filter.

To find out more about reverse pulse filters and how we can help you find the right local exhaust ventilation (LEV) system for you and your business, head over to our News section. To arrange a free site assessment, call us on +44 (0)1942 267444 or click the yellow Request My Free Assessment button above.


Learn How We Helped Businesses Like Yours

To find out more about the latest paint fume extraction installations we've been working on, check out our Case Studies section.


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We'll call to arrange a convenient time and date to visit your site. We'll analyse your working processes, assess the substances used and the contaminants generated. We'll work out how best to control the dust and fume in a way that's in line with your COSHH risk assessment. Next, we'll design you a comprehensive LEV system that adheres to HSG258 guidance and send this you to via email.

We'll do all this to ensure we fully understand your dust and paint fume extraction requirements and help you to provide a pollution-free workplace!

This is an amazing service we do for thousands of businesses throughout the UK and Ireland every year. We work with such a wide variety of industries, from manufacturing, industrial, woodworking, pharmaceutical and automotive workshops to schools, colleges and military establishments.

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About Us

Auto Extract Systems Ltd is the UK’s leading Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) company. Over the last 20 years, we've helped thousands of businesses create dust and fume free workplaces.

As experts in all things LEV, we can help your business become COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) Regulation 2002 compliant with a tailored LEV solution. We provide comprehensive design, installation, maintenance and certification services across a range of industry sectors. Find out more about us here.

Why Work With Us?

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Experts Across Multiple Industries

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High Quality LEV Design, Supply & Installation

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Affiliate BOHS Member & Fully Accredited With CHAS, ISO and More!

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12 Month Installations Warranty

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