Are you an artist looking to take your work up a notch? Airbrushing with Angelus paint just may be the solution you’re looking for! Adding this form of painting can help bring all aspects of your projects together, allowing you to take on more complex projects and expand your horizons. Whether this is your first foray into airbrushing or you’re a seasoned pro, having the right supplies to create top-tier airbrush art is a must. Let’s take a look at all of the products you will need to make the best airbrush art possible!
The first step in airbrushing is making sure you have all of the correct supplies. And of course, the big one here is going to be the airbrush setup itself, which is made up of the compressor, hose, and airbrush. There are lots of options on the market, but we stand by our Angelus x Grex combo kit, which is manufactured by the same company, Grex, who has been making the airbrushes our artists have been using for years. No matter what option you go with, we recommend getting your hands on an airbrush with a 5mm Nozzle, as we have found this to be the sweet spot for versatility and reliability.
Once you get your airbrush, you going to want to make sure you’re using the right paint. Not all paint is able to be run through an airbrush, so don’t be too quick to pour that old house paint you found in your basement right into it and assume everything is peachy. To get the best results and keep your airbrush running great for a long time to come, make sure the paint you are using is marketed by the manufacturer as able to be airbrushed. Lucky for you, all of Angelus paints are able to be run through an airbrush straight out of the bottle.
Even so, some people like their Angelus paint thinned out a bit more, and this can easily be done by mixing it with Angelus 2-thin. When doing this, we recommend using a one (1) part 2-thin to four (4) parts paint ratio. Whether using Angelus paint straight out of the bottle or mixing it with 2-Thin, we always recommend using a Paint Strainer to strain your paint before pouring it into your airbrush (keep in mind that thinned paint will strain much quicker). Straining your paint keeps any debris or dried chunks of paint that may have dried around the cap and fallen into your paint from getting inside your airbrush and clogging it up.
When changing colors or after you’re done using your airbrush, be sure to clean it every time to keep colors from mixing or paint from drying inside the airbrush and creating a blockage. Running a bit of water and Brush Cleaner through between colors will keep each color looking as desired and will help clear out any debris once you’re done for the day. An additional step that will keep your airbrush in tip-top condition is doing a deeper clean after each use. Perform this cleaning by using an Airbrush Cleaning Set containing brushes and needles to get your setup sparkly clean. Check out our brand new 21 Piece Airbrush Cleaning Set Here!
All in all, having the proper tools for creating airbrush art can make a world of difference when it comes to quality and precision. No matter where you are on your journey with airbrush art – from beginner to advanced – these must-haves will be sure to take your artwork to the next level. All in all, having the proper tools for airbrushing can make a world of difference when it comes to quality and precision. No matter where you are on your journey with airbrush art – from beginner to advanced – these must-haves will be sure to take your artwork to the next level.