An efficient option for small spaces. The 1520 features a 15" x 20" (38 cm x 51 cm) work surface that accommodates flat art or 3-D objects. Features a 180 CFM fan and a three-stage filter system. Equipped with a built-in exhaust port for external venting. Optional metal hood available. Click on image for more details.
Item Code: A225-315

Mfg List: $369.99
Sale Price: $239.99
You Save: $130.00 (35%)

Product Description:

Low cost combined with high efficiency. Work area is 15"x20" with 185 CFM. Three-stage filter design.

An efficient booth for small spaces and tight budgets, the 1520 accommodates flat or 3-D objects. The 15" x 20" (38 x 51 cm) work surface features a three-stage filter system: a replaceable pre-filter sheet, which captures the bulk of the sprayed materials, thick polyester mid-filter and polyester/carbon filter. Features a built-in exhaust adapter for venting out-of-doors or to another space.

Used By:
Model Builders/Designers
Commercial Artists

Product Highlights…
  • Features a 15" x 20" (38 x 51 cm) work surface
  • accommodates flat or 3-D objects up to 13" x 18".
  • Replaceable three-stage filter design
  • Replaceable spray guard hood
  • Combines low cost with high efficiency
  • Airflow: 185 CFM
  • Weight: 17 lbs.
  • Width: 20"
  • Depth: 15"
  • Height: 18"
  • Electrical: 115 V, 15-watts
  • 5-year warranty
  • Made in the U.S.A.

    Features Three-Stage Filter Design:

    1st Stage: 100% polyester pre-filter media that traps the bulk of the initial spray and provides a continuous clean work surface. Spray Systems includes 5 pre-cut sheets. Replacement Pre-Filters available in a pre-cut 20 sheet pack or unique cost-saving 50-yard roll.

    2nd Stage: Under the pre-filter is a 1" thick non-woven polyester air-laid material with a blue PVC binder on the exit side. This material, unlike fiberglass, is non-toxic, will not migrate on the air exit side and offers excellent filtration. Spray System includes 1 each of this filter.

    3rd Stage: A carbon-impregnated polyester (poly-carb) offering odor and further particle-trapping efficiency. Spray System includes 1 each of this filter.

    The full depth of the 1520H, including the back fan, is 15 1/4". (The inside space is 15".)
    The 1520H does not need to be vented to the outside, however venting to the outside will considerably reduce the smell in the room. Without external ventilation, the spray system essentially collects over spray. There is a carbon filter which helps collect odor but external ventilation is the best way.
    The black bottom base of the 1520 is approx. 9X12 (estimated). The fan fits under the work surface in this base and exhausts to the rear. The rear exhaust does not protrude out further than the 15" (white/gray) width of the unit, as in the picture.

    (Units come with ordering info for replacement filters and accessories.)

    Hobby Spray Booth Model 1520

    The Only Place to Spray!

    The model 1520 spray booth is a compact booth designed for the home model builder/designer to help reduce the mess and hazards associated with using aerosol sprays, spray guns and airbrushes. The 1520 effectively collects the overspray and reduces the fumes from most spray materials. For increased odor removal, the 1520 comes equipped with a 4" exhaust port to allow for the attachment of a common dryer hose for external venting. All filters included.

    Spray Guard Hood
    keeps work area clean. Replaceable, to keep the Spray System looking new.

    Three-Stage Filter
    includes easy-to-replace pre-filter, polyester mid-filter, and poly-carb filter.

    Powerful 185 CFM

    sparkless fan for effective overspray collection and fume reduction.

    Rear Exhaust Port
    for internal or external venting.

    Combining low cost and high-efficiency, The Model 1520 Compact Spray System is ideal for tight spaces and small budgets. The 15" x 20" work surface is perfect for trapping the spray from adhesives, fixatives, and finishes.

    The conveniently angled work surface will accommodate many flat materials or 3-D objects such as small parts, models, or craft items. An excellent choice for the home, school, or where any type of aerosol or sprayed materials are used.

  • 1. The fan is about as loud as a box style fan and should be okay in an apartment type setting.
  • 2. The 1520 has three levels of filters, a pre sheet, a mid filter and a carbon filter. As long as your filters are changed regularly, you should not have a problem with excess coming out of the exhaust and you should be able to capture most of the overspray as long as you are using the system correctly.
  • 3. The 1520 operates at 100 fpm.
  • 4. An additional option of external ventilation is possible. This system has been approved for 6 feet of dryer hose ventilation, if you require more distance; we suggest you contact a ventilation expert.
  • 5. The hood is removable, but the base is solid.


    Low cost combined with high efficiency. Work area is 15" x 20" (38 x 51 cm) with 185 CFM. Three-stage filter design.

    Artograph Spray Booth Frequently Asked Questions:

    How often do I have to change the filters and the the hood?

  • Pre-filter: About every 90 surface sprays. (When the pre-filter roll is depleted.)
  • Filter Pak: About every 3 to 4 months. (Usually every two rolls of pre-filters.)
  • Activated Carbon Filter: about every 6 months to a year (Usually every two-filter paks.)
  • Replacement Hood: periodically or if it becomes damaged (More of a personal preference)
    Replacement hoods are availble here online (see link above. Ordering instructions for all replacement filters and replacement hood are also included with the unit.

    What kind of fans are used in your Spray Booth?
    The 1520 Spray Booth has a boxer brushless AC fan that is also thermally protected.

    Can I filter the over spray and odors out of doors?
    Yes. The 1520 has built in exhaust adapters. The over spray and odors can then be filtered out by attaching a standard 4" dryer hose to the exhaust adapter. (Recommended Maximum length of the dryer hose is 8 feet.)

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  • Customer Reviews

    Product Reviews

    3.5 out of 5, Based on 2 Reviews.
    Write a Review
    May 28, 2011

    The description didn't state that the hood was made of cardboard. If I had known that I would have purchased something else. The primary filter is not really held in place very well. A suggestion if painting models would be to cut a piece of cardboard slightly larger than the model and place it on top of the filters. I feel the filters and motor would have been better placed behind the spray area instead of beneath the object being painted. The base of the unit seems well-built. I will fabricate another hood of some material more substantial.
    North Tonawanda, NY
    February 14, 2010

    The Artograph 1520 is a very nice unit. It's very quiet, with good airflow into the filters but not strong enough to disrupt your spray pattern. Although the cover is corrugated cardboard, it's strong enough to support an 18" under-counter flourescent light with an angle brace across the top. If you really need something more sturdy, a metal cover is available. I use it for painting scale models, and the work area is large enough for anything but large scale models. I've only had the unit for a short time, so I can't comment on filter life. So far, I'm very satisfied with my purchase.