ACRYLIC AIRBRUSH PAINTS COME READY TO USE STRAIGHT FROM THE BOTTLE. THEY USUALY DO NOT NEED TO BE THINNED. IF ONE NEEDS TO BE THINNED ,USE ONLY A FEW DROPS OF WATER AT A TIME.IN HOT AND/OR DRY WEATHER YOU MAY ADD A DROP OR TWO OF RETARDER. THIS WILL HELP THE PAINT TO FLOW,AND ALSO HELPS TO PREVENT TIP DRY.
CLEAN AIRBRUSH BETWEEN ACRYLIC COLORS WITH WINDOW CLEANER WITH AMMONIA THEN FLUSH WITH WATER. FOR DRIED ACRYLIC PAINTS SOAK IN COMMERCIAL AIRBRUSH CLEANER.
YOU CAN ALSO CLEAN FRESH ACRYLICS WITH HOT WATER
ACRYLIC PAINTS
FOR ANY TYPE OF PAINT ALWAYS CLEAN WITH THE APPROPRIATE  MATERIAL.
FOR LACQUER USE LACQUER THINNER
FOR ENAMEL USE ENAMEL REDUCER
NEVER MIX LACQUER AND ENAMEL
DO NOT PAINT LACQUER OVER ENAMEL
AND ALWAYS USE A RESPIRATOR WHEN PAINTING WITH ANY OF THESE AUTOMOTIVE TYPE PAINTS

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AIRBRUSH DIRECTROY
FACE  PAINT
ACTUALLY WE USE MAKEUP THAT IS MADE JUST FOR THE AIR BRUSH. FOR FACE PAINTING YOU SHOULD USE A WATER BASED  MAKEUP AS THESE WILL WASH OF WITH SOAP AND WATER,AND ALSO GIVES YOU THE OPTION OF PAINTING HAIR. IT WASH'S OUT OF HAIR WITH SHAMPOO.





FOR BODY PAINTING YOU USE AN ALCOHOL BASED MAKEUP.THESE MAKEUPS USUALLY LAST A FEW DAYS OR MORE,AND ARE REMOVED WITH ALCOHOL OR BABY LOTION.
FOR HAND  BRUSH WORK MEHRON OR BEN NYE ARE GREAT AND CAN USUALLY BE  FOUND AT COSTUME SHOPES

. THESE  TYPES OF MAKEUP  WILL NOT DRY OUT THE SKIN  AND ARE  F.D.A. APPROVED. 

LINKS TO THE MAKEUP MANUFACTORS CAN BE FOUND ON OUR DIRECTORY PAGE
ACRYLICS ARE THE WORKHORSE OF AIRBRUSHING.VERSATILE AND RELIABLE,THEY CAN BE USED ON ANY NUMBER OF SURFACES,THEY SPRAY EVENLY AND COME IN A WIDE SELECTION OF COLORS.THEY DRY QUICKLY AND STANDUP WELL
URETHANES
URETHANES ARE FOR HEAVY DUTY WORK SUCH AS  AUTOMOTIVE, MOTORCYCLES AND HELMETS.URETHANES REQUIRE SPECIAL CAUTION WHEN USED IN AN AIRBRUSH. THEY REQUIRE A HARDNING AGENT OR CATALYST TO DRY
YOU SHOULD DEFINITLY AVOID BREATHING IN OVERSPRAY.
IT IS ESSENTIAL TO USE A RESPIRATOR AND HAVE GOOD VENTILATION
WATERCOLORS
THESE ARE PERFECTLY SUITED TO THE AIRBRUSH,THEY ARE THIN AND SPRAY VERY WELL.THEY ARE NOT MEANT FOR  SURFACES EXPOSED TO THE ELEMENTS,ESPECIALY MOSTURE.
MOISTURE WILL DESTROY THE PAINT ONCE IT IS APPLIED TO  A SURFACE. WATERCOLORS ARE USED PRIMARILY FOR FINE ARTS.
INKS and DYES
INKS AND DYES  ARE GREAT FOR SPRAYING IN AN AIRBRUSH . BECAUSE THEY ARE THIN THEY ARE EASY TO SPRAY AT A LOW PSI. INKS AND DYES ARE USED PRIMARILY FOR COMMERCIAL ILLUSTRATION. AS EXPOSURE TO LIGHT CAUSES FADING ,THEY HAVE A SHORT LIFE SPAN
AUTO  AIR ACRYLIC ENAMEL
THIS IS A WATER BORNE ACRYLIC ENAMEL  MADE BY CREATEX.
THESE ARE READY TO SPRAY STRAIGHT FROM THE CONTAINER
THIS IS A TRUE AUTO BODY PAINT AND HAS THE TRICK COLORS  NEEDED FOR CUSTOM PAINTING. EACH COAT MUST BE HEAT CURED AS APPLIED AND THE FINAL COAT MUST THEN BE CLEAR COATED WITH URETHANE AT A BODY SHOP. MAKES A NICE ALTERNATE TO THE  DANGEROUS URETHANES NOW POPULAR


FINGERNAIL PAINTS
 THERE ARE  MANY BRANDS OF ACRYLIC NAIL PAINTS MADE  FOR
THE AIRBRUSH. THEY ALL REQUIRE  YOU TO APPLY IN THIN COATS.MOST ARE READY TO SPRAY BUT CAN BE THINED WITH WATER.SHOULD BE SPRAYED AT LOW PRESSURE 10 TO 20 PSI.
THEY MUST BE TOP COATED TO SEAL THE WATER BASED COLORS
BODY PAINT.
OIL PAINTS
OILS ARE THE KING OF PAINTS,SOME PEOPLE THINK  A PAINTING ISNT A PAINTING UNLESS ITS DONE IN OIL.
UNFORTUNATLY OIL PAINTS AND AIRBRUSHES AREN'T EXACTLY COMPATIBLE. THE THICK PAINTS NEED TO BE DILUTED BEFORE YOU CAN PUSH THEM THOUGH THE NOZZLE OF AN AIRBRUSH, USUALLY, THAT MEANS USING TURPENTINE,WITH A RATIO OF 60%PAINT TO 40%THINNER, ALWAYS STIR THE MIXTURE NEVER SHAKE IT.

AIRBRUSH TANNING
AIRBRUSH TANNING IS BRAND NEW IN AIRBRUSHING
WITH YOUR AIRBRUSH YOU SPRAY DHA (dihydroxyacetone) WHICH
HAS BEEN FDA APPOVED FOR COSMETIC APPLICATIOND FOR OVER 30 YEARS WITHOUT HARMFUL EFFECTS*
THE LENGTH OF TAN IS DETERMINED BY SKIN TYPE AND SHOULD BE REPEATED EVERY SEVEN TO TEN DAYS DEPENDING ON SKIN TYPE
*NOT RECAMENDED IF PREGNANT