What is the difference between intake filter and exhaust filter?

Filters in the spray booths are used on the one hand to filter the incoming air and on the other, to absorb the paint mist at the back of the paint booth.

In a spray booth, filters are essential for achieving a quality work as they provide clean ventilation and a healthy working environment for the operator.

What type of filters do you need for your spray booth? Where should the filters be installed?




Intake filters are designed to remove contamination in the paint booth in order to obtain a clean finish. These filters are located in front of the fan and provide a first purification of the air before it arrives in the paint booth.

A clogged intake filter may slow the airflow and allow dirt particles to spread over your work which is why it is extremely important that you get a filter specially designed for your type of spray booth. For example, a filter that works with a cross draft booth will not work effectively on your downdraft booth.



Exhaust filters are located at the exhaust end of the booth near the exhaust fan and their role is to ensure the air leaving the paint booth is clean and free of any dangerous chemicals and vapors. Working in or around a paint booth with poorly maintained exhaust filters can put your health at risk, which is why you should maintain them regularly. Efficient exhaust filters protect workers inside and outside the booth, as well as the local environment around the workplace from being exposed to paint overspray.

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