AIRBRUSH TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
COARSE OR SPOTTED SPRAY

1. AIR PRESSURE TO LOW
2. PAINT IS TO THICK
3. NOT PUSHING TRIGGER ALL THE WAY DOWN
4. DAMAGED TIP(NOZZLE)

COLOR NOT SPRAYING

1. OUT OF PAINT
2. LOOSE AIR CAP
3. CLOGGED TIP
4. NEEDLE IS LOOSE
5. BENT NEEDLE
6. DIRTY AIRBRUSH,NEEDS CLEANED
TO MUCH PAINT RELEASED

1. PULLING TRIGGER BACK TO FAR

NO AIRFLOW OR INADEQUATE PRESSURE FOR SPRAYING

1. LOOSE HOSE CONNECTION
2. COMPRESSOR NOT PLUGED IN
3. BLOCKED,DAMAGED OR BROKEN AIR VALVE

AIRBRUSH SPITTING

1. DIRTY AIRBRUSH
2. AIR PRESSURE TO LOW
3. NEEDLE BENT,TIP CLOGED OR DAMAGED
4. WATER IN HOSE

PAINT BUBBLING IN CUP

1. PAINT DRIED ON TIP OR NEEDLE
2. AIR HOLE IN PAINT BOTTLE CLOGGED

AIRBRUSH IS SPRAYING DOUBLE LINE OR OFF TO ONE SIDE

1. BENT NEEDLE
2. SPLIT TIP (NOZZLE

SPLIT TIP (NOZZLE)

1. PAINT ACCUMULATION IN TIP
2. PUSHING NEEDLE TOO FAR INTO TIP 
 
PAINT POURING FROM TIP OF AIRBRUSH

1. CRACKED OR DAMAGED PAINT TIP


A TIP IS CONE SHAPED. AND SELF CENTERING
A NOZZEL SCREWS INTO THE BRUSH
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AIRBRUSH PARTS BREAKDOWN AND NAMES
airbrush body
AIRBRUSH SHOWN
IS T&C VEGA
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PAINTS
GETPAINTED HOMEPAGE
GO TO THE CORNER
TROUBLESHOOTING SPRAY TECHNIQUE
1. Grainy Spray
Paint to thick, add water sparingly to the paint. Check needle for dried paint. Check air supply
2. Buckling paper
Paint may be to thin. Add pigment to thicken mixture. Do not spray as heavy in one area. Move more rapidly,or lesson your spray
3. Paint blobs at end of             stroke
You are spraying paint before moving hand and stopping movement before shutting off paint
4. Flared ends
Caused by turning wrist while airbrushing. The entire forearm should move horizontally across the page
5. Centipede
Caused by spraying to much paint to close to paper. If a fine line is wanted pull back lightly on the trigger
6. Splattering
Caused by letting needle snap back into tip. Always release trigger gently. Keep air on after spraying color. Check for dried paint on needle or tip.
7. Curved line
Caused. by arcing arm to close to paper. Arm should always be parallel to work, unless this effect is wanted
8. Spray cannot be shut off
Tip may be clogged. A reamer can be used to clean out dry ,gummy paint in tip by gently. pushing into tip,slowly remove and rotate at same time. repeat until residue is out of tip. Run clear water though airbrush to check spray pattern. Take extreme care throughout this operation
9. Spitting
Caused by residue on needle  or paint may be to thick