Automotive Refinishing Spray Paint Booths – Front Air Flow

The Front Air Flow design is a very popular automotive refinishing spray paint booth layout, combining the simplicity of a “strictly” linear horizontal airflow with the most basic components. The lightson this auto body spray booth are positioned horizontally for minimal shadow casting, off the shelf components for easy maintenance and replacement, standard filters, an “easy to work in” environment that results in a no frills yet versatile spray painting booth, the Front Air Flow is the perfect solution. THIS auto body spray booth is what you’re looking for!

Front Air Flow Introduction

The Front Air Flow Spray Paint Booths are the simplest booths we make, and are one of our most popular styles. The air enters through the front doors, which have filters built into them, and travels horizontally through the booth.

The air exits the auto body spray booth through the rear exhaust filter plenum, and finally out the back of the booth. This basic design is very popular for it’s simplicity, versatility and economy. If you are considering this design, you must keep in mind that this design cannot have a Spray & Cure heater added as an option. This model can be any size you need, and is very easy to maintain.

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  • Automotive Front Air Flow Brochure Cover
  • Automotive Front Air Flow Standard Model
  • Automotive Front Air Flow Compact Indoor Model
  • Automotive Front Air Flow Inside Booth View
  • Automotive Front Air Flow Inside View with Doors Open
  • Automotive Front Air Flow Custom Design
  • Automotive Front Air Flow Custom Inside View
  • Automotive Front Air Flow Inside View Face Rear Plenum
  • Automotive Front Air Flow Standard Model with Powder Coating

The Front Air Flow “(FAF) Series” Spray Booth
Marathon Finishing Systems offers a full line of automotive spray paint booths. Marathon designs and manufactures our entire line of spray booths to meet today’s demanding paint technology. Whether you are spraying solvent-based product (paint), waterborne product only, or a combination of solvent and water borne product, we have the right solution for your application.

Our team will help you choose the right spray booth package for your application and facility. We can also custom design a specialized system, based on your specific requirements. In fact, most of the systems built and installed by Marathon Finishing Systems are custom engineered for our customers. If you’re refinishing cars, small trucks, motorcycles, watercraft, Marathon Finishing Systems will design, manufacture, deliver, install, and then train your staff to properly operate and maintain the complete system. Or if you choose, you can also install the booth yourself with our installation instructions.

Why choose Marathon over our competition?
Here are just a few reasons why:

    1. Our spray booths comply with all national (NFPA 33) environmental, fire, and safety codes.
    1. Marathon’s spray booths are “Waterborne” ready or always upgradable.
    1. Our booths are all Nut & Bolt type construction. No zip (sheet metal) screws!
    1. It’s all about the lights! We deisgn our all of our booths with horizontal lighting fixtures (where possible), to help eliminate shadows.
    1. We use only “Inspection Grade” LDPI, Inc. brand light fixtures made in the U.S.A. for spray booth applications.
    1. Our Spray & Cure heat systems are manufactured in the U.S.A. Energy Efficient and “LISTED” for compliance.
    1. All of Marathons products are manufactured with “Top Brand Name” components, made in the U.S.A.


Marathon sets the Benchmark every year with new product releases and smart auto body spray booth designs, all for an honest price! This is what you can expect from Marathon Finishing Systems.

Outside air enters through filters mounted in the front doors, and then travels through the work area. This type of design does not allow for the addition of an Air Make Up unit (AMU), so heating (or cooling) are not an option. The air travels horizontally (crossflow) through the booth.
Front Air Flow Airflow Diagram
Exhaust: Once the air has traveled the length of the booth, the overspray and particulates are removed by the exhaust filters before exiting the booth. Marathon uses standard size intake and exhaust filter media, readily available from most paint and refinishing suppliers.