Airbrush Essentials

Airbrush Essentials

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An airbrush is a great tool for creating a variety of effects, from splatter prints to ombre. After investing in an airbrush it's essential to have everything you need to keep it running smoothly and maintain it. 

It's important to take the right steps to prepare paint when using it in an airbrush since they can easily get clogged. Add 2-Thin to keep paint the right consistency, as most paint is too thick to run smoothly through an airbrush on its own. When adding 2-Thin to Angelus paints, it's recommended that you use 1 part 2-thin to 4 parts paint ratio (1:4). After adding 2-Thin to the paint, filtering it through a Reusable Paint Strainer is the final step in ensuring that paint is well mixed and doesn't have any lumps.

The customizable Airbrush Starter Kit is a great way to stock up on everything your airbrush needs. The set lets you pick five Angelus Paints of your choice, a Leather Preparer and Deglazer2-ThinReusable Paint Strainer and three Mixing Jars

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When you're done using it, cleaning your airbrush well after every use will make sure that paint doesn't dry inside and clog it. A kit like the Grex Full Air-Brush Cleaning Set gives you brushes in a variety of sizes, so you can find the right fit for every part. A cleaner, like Grex Air-Brush and Paint Cleaner, is also required for cleaning out the airbrush between colors and after it's done being used.

With a little extra work an airbrush can help you can create one of a kind designs over and over again.