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Deep Clean Your Gravity Feed Airbrush

Why should you deep clean your gravity feed airbrush? It’s just like sending your airbrush off for a factory overhaul. It’s easy.  Well, maybe not the first time through. Deep cleaning your airbrush is far faster than sending it back to the factory–unless, of course, you’re right next door… When other cleaning methods fail to […]

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Choose The Right Airbrush Paint

Paint is paint is paint right?  Wrong! Paint is formulated for specific purposes.  For instance painting the side of your house, or painting metal, or paper.  The glue needs to stick to the substrate (the surface to be painted). Use a paint that meets your specific purpose if at all possible.  Otherwise, you get to […]

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Can I Spray Different Types Of Paint Through The Same Airbrush

Safe Answer: You shouldn’t. Unsafe Answer: Thoroughly clean the airbrush between different paint types. In Depth: Safe Answer If you avoid spraying different kinds of paint (i.e. oils, acrylics, uros, alcohols, keytones) you avoid ALL possibility of cross contamination. Cross contamination can result in some complicated paint chemistry and adhesion problems.  If you do encounter problems they’ll be […]

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Nozzle Cap

Why is it important? The nozzle cap is one of three essential pieces on an internal mix airbrush.  The nozzle funnels the speeding  air around the nozzle and focuses a low pressure zone just in front of the nozzle’s tip.  This low pressure zone pulls the paint out of the airbrush to be atomized when […]

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Needle Cap

Why it’s important The needle cap protects the needle from the work and the work from the needle. It’s Optional, Unless it’s Not! Removing the needle cap decreases the spray pattern’s  spread just a bit. This allows you to spray finer details, however there is a risk once you remove it. Damaged Needle If the […]

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Airbrush Paint Bottle Cleaning Tip

Do you really have to clean an airbrush paint bottle when you’re done with it? Keeping airbrushes clean keeps them working.  It’s a simple airbrush law.   Kind’ve like gravity.  If you don’t clean your airbrush it won’t work anymore. But what about airbrush paint bottles? If you want to change colors you will have […]

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Which Airbrush Tattoo Paint Should I Choose

Choose an airbrush tattoo paint that is airbrush ready, alcohol based, and FDA approved. Airbrush Ready When choosing paint for your airbrush tattoo kit, always choose airbrush ready paints. Airbrush Ready paints are very thin and the pigment (colored dirt) is finely ground up. Thin paints flow easily through airbrushes. Finely ground up pigments help […]

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What Pressure Should I Spray at

A: Spray at the lowest pressure that atomizes the paint to your liking. Every color sprays a little differently.  Lighter colors tend to give you more problems than darker colors.  White tends to spray the worst and violet tends to spray the best.  Black is weird, consider it a light color. In-Depth Air pressure is […]

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What Kind Of Airbrush Lube Should I Get

A: Use a non-reactive, non-drying airbrush lube. The trouble with lubricants is the fact that they generally don’t get along very well with various kinds of paint. Think of mixing oil and water and spraying it in tiny droplets all over your work. If you’re making a custard or some other kind of food item […]

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How Safe Is Airbrushing

A: If you take the appropriate safety measures airbrushing is completely safe. Risk -Breathing Overspray Paint is toxic stuff, even paint that says non-toxic is bad to breathe.  The counter-measure is simple. Wear your mask or respirator. Use the equipment appropriate to your paint. Urethanes, lacquers, etc, generally require you to wear a respirator with […]

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