An English oak reproduction furniture maker has invested in a spray booth at its new factory to improve finishing quality.

Hi-Tec Spray constructed and installed the dry filter spray booth at Tudor Oak’s Boughton Monchelsea factory.

Tudor Oak will use the booth to apply a final lacquer coating to its furniture, which is distressed and coloured to imitate antiques before being sold throughout Britain and as far afield as Japan and Russia.

The 5m-wide booth is made from galvanised steel sheet panels and includes fans, filter frames, filter media and ducting, plus an extraction tower and glazed panels of Georgian wired, polished plate glass in the roof.

Tudor Oak works director Douglas King said: “We do occasionally still use traditional hand polishing techniques if customers request it but spraying cuts down on labour costs and offers a very high quality, more durable finish.”