Category Archives for Airbrush

Start Airbrushing Right

If you follow these guidelines you’ll know everything you need to get the equipment that’s right for you. [Read our in depth guide on choosing the right airbrush ]I developed these guidelines while I worked the technical support lines at Iwata-Medea. Every day people needed help choosing or dealing with equipment that wasn’t right for […]

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Choosing The Right Airbrush Compressor

In the grand scheme of airbrushes and sprayguns, choosing the right airbrush compressor is the least important step and, possibly, the most expensive step. People who make the best choices answer these three questions first. How much capacity do you need? Will a noisy compressor be an issue? Is electrical power an issue? For impatient […]

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Choosing the Right Airbrush

There are so many choices in features and configurations…  Gravity feed, siphon feed, side feed.  External mix, internal mix.  Dual action, single action, trigger action. Consult the Airbrush Dictionary if you’re dying to find out what all those terms mean, or just keep reading. Then you have to take into consideration the different manufacturers out there. […]

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Where are you going to spray?

How do you want to be set up?  Are you a mobile operation?  a semi-mobile operation? a permanent fixture? or borrowed/shared space? I do need to breech one major safety concern you need to be aware of with your location.  That’s ventilation. Legal Considerations I won’t get into law heavily, but rather I want to […]

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Choose What to Spray

`Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?’ `That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,’ said the Cat. `I don’t much care where–‘ said Alice. `Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,’ said the Cat “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” by Lewis Carroll It all […]

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How To Airbrush – Airbrush Basics

What’s happening when you spray? Let’s explore the basic underlying concepts of spraying with an airbrush [Read this guide if you are looking for best airbrush].  Once you know what’s happening and why, you’ll be able to bend or even break the normal rules to create stunning effects and techniques. Remember… “Knowledge is power” Table […]

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Cleaning Your Airbrush

The most important bit of maintenance you will ever do is cleaning your airbrush. You’ll do it so often that you’ll stop thinking about it. Whenever you encounter spray problems step through these methods in order. Remember this phrase, chant it to yourself and follow it’s instruction and you will avoid most airbrush problems all […]

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Remove Tip Dry: Popular Method

Built up paint on the needle’s tip must be removed.  This is the unofficial, but popular method.  I’d even go so far as to say dangerous… Unscrew the needle cap. Grab the needle tip’s  exposed back with your fingernails. Pull the paint off. Repeat until you pull all the paint off. Screw the needle cap back […]

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Remove Tip Dry: Approved Method

As you spray paint builds up on the needle’s tip.  This is the ‘approved method’ to clean paint off. Dip a cotton swab into the appropriate cleaning solution. Gently insert the cotton swab into the front of the airbrush. Aim between the needle point and the needle cap. Spin the cotton swab around in your […]

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Learn How to Repair Bent Needles

So you bent your needle and you’d like to fix it huh? The Good News: You can’t pooch your needle anymore. The Bad News: You can still pooch your airbrush. Realize that your first time trying this you might not do a good job.  In fact, plan on the first time you try this that […]

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