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Airbrush with Angelus

Whether you're a professional or create customs as a hobby, having an airbrush will take your work to the next level. That's why Angelus is excited to release the new Angelus x Grex Airbrush

The Angelus x Grex Airbrush comes with everything you need, including:

  • Airbrush w/ 5mm Nozzle & Comfort Grip
  • Airbrush Compressor
  • 6' Nylon braided air hose
  • Airbrush Holder - fits two airbrushes

With an ergonomic grip, this airbrush provides improved comfort and handling. Internally mixed media creates fine atomization. Interchangeable top-mounted reservoirs are easy to use and the preset adjustment knob makes for precise paint volume control. Convert to different nozzle sizes with the additional of other kits.

    Here are some airbrushing tips to get you started.

    When using older paint add some 2-Thin to make sure the consistency is correct. It should be the same thickness as milk to ensure it can flow through the airbrush needle. Run the paint through a strainer to remove any possible clumps.

    Add some white to the first coat of paint to use a primer. This will result in a more even finished product.

    Use your airbrush to apply the finish of your choice. An airbrush will help give you an even finish.

    Keep your airbrush clean with the right tools, like an Airbrush Cleaning Pot.

    Find the Angelus x Grex Airbrush Kit here and make sure to follow Angelus on Instagram to see the latest custom creations.⁠

    Airbrushing Basics

     

    The first step in any project is prep, which with airbrushing means getting the right supplies and taking the proper steps to make sure the rest of the painting process goes smoothly. Once you have sandpaper, a paint strainer, Angelus Leather Preparer and Deglazer, scouring pads and cotton balls you're ready to start.

    Lightly sanding leather shoes with a 400, 800 or 1,500 grit sandpaper will help roughen up the surface so the paint can better adhere. 

    Angelus Leather Preparer and Deglazer applied with a scouring pad and then a cotton ball should help further remove anything on the shoes surface. 

    Any parts of the shoe that you don't want to paint will need to be taped off. New Angelus Paints should be ready to use with an airbrush, but if you have older paint that needs to be thinned you can add 2-Thin. Try to get the paint to a milk like consistency, then put it through a strainer to make sure there are no lumps.

    Once your shoe is painted with your design, remove the tape and clean up any areas with excess paint using a toothpick. To set the design use your airbrush to apply a finisher in your desired finish.

    Click here to find all the supplies you need for your next airbrushing project.