Spray Booth

What is the Spray Booth?

The Spray Booth is a closed environment, isolated from the rest of the workshop and setup specifically to extract and remove fumes from spray cans. You can use the spray booth to use paint, apply glues and resins. Please check with the Guru before using the spray booth.

Why use the Spray Booth?

The Spray Booth is the only location in the MSD building where you are allowed to use spray paint and other fume emitting processes. This is possible because the booth is highly ventilated, extracting toxic fumes emitted by spray paint and other processes.



  • Start up: Turn on main isolator switch above the spray booth control panel. Turn light switch on and check work space inside spray booth is clean and clear.
  • Purge the spray booth: Push GREEN button labeled “START”. The spray booth will purge, indicated by the YELLOW light labeled “Booth Purging”. This cycle will last for approximately 60 seconds. Wait for the spray booth to finish purging and the GREEN light labeled ‘Booth Purged’ to be lit up.
  • Spray material: Place items to be spray painted in the spray booth on a stand near the back of the room close to the filter wall (The white wall made from cardboard). Spray paint items using ONLY SPRAY CAN PAINT in thin light layers to achieve an even coat. When satisfied with paint coverage and finish exit spray booth and leave item to dry.
  • Shut down and remove material: Clear items and mess from spray booth ensuring it is left in clean and clear condition for next user. Shut doors behind you. Push RED shutdown button. The WHITE and YELLOW lights will then illuminate as the spray booth “Post Purges”.

Personal protective equipment (PPE) such as safety goggles, gloves and masks should be used in this spray booth. PPE can be found in the glass cupboards in the Model Making Room.

Further safety information may be found in the Level 01 – Safety Induction (Online), which you must complete to access the Spray Booth and Forbo Model Making Space.


To use the Spray Booth you must complete the following


How long can students leave their models in the spray booth for?

Students should remove their work once it is dry, otherwise it may be carelessly sprayed over by other students or discarded by FabLab staff.

What should I do if the spray booth is full?

Students must not use spray paint or use toxic fume-emitting substances anywhere else in the building or Model Making Space, even if the spray booth is full. Talk to a staff member and have them organise a temporary solution for you, if possible.

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