Professional Tips And Tricks For Airbrush Kit To Get High Performance

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Airbrushes are mainly used by the artists. Actually airbrushing is one kind of art. To do better with it, anyone needs to have correct knowledge about the airbrush kit along with the tricks of using it.

Airbrushing tricks are a little bit difficult for the beginner. But practice makes a man perfect. So, this is all about practicing. For practicing first you have to know how to use it.

In this article, we have written about airbrush kit tips. You will get some effective ideas about the airbrush kit from here.

What is the Right Airbrush?

Before knowing the tips and tricks of airbrush you must choose the best one from the market. You will find various types on the market. Such as external mix, internal mix, dual and single action, side feed etc.

You can consult the airbrush dictionary to purchase the desired one.

Tips & Tricks for Airbrush Kit

To get the high performance, you have to get idea and knowledge about how to use an airbrush. To learn professional airbrushing you have to follow some instructions which are given below.

Assembling Materials

If you want to have a high performance from the airbrush you have to collect more than a few components along with the airbrush.

You need to collect pencil, craft knife, drafting table, scrap paper, fixative water, artist tape etc. for a perfect performance. To assemble all the items as instructed.

Don't forget to assemble the needles. They are for sharpening the edges of the painting. Different paintings need a different needle. So use according to your choice. 

Knowing the Tools

You have to take a clear idea about all the tools. You can't get a high performance without appropriate knowledge about the airbrush Paint Kit.

Generally, there are two types of airbrushes. They are single action and the double action.

Double action airbrush will give you flexibility. It is an efficient airbrush starter kit. On the other hand, you can easily clean with the help of the single action airbrush. This tool's mechanism is almost the same as automotive paint gun kit. Put the paint in the tank and spray with force by using an air compressor. And the ultimate result is similar.

Preparing Paint

Preparing any kind of acrylic paint or poster color using airbrush is easier. You need a little bit of water to mix the color perfectly.

Don’t add a lot of color at a time. For developing more practice more and more. Different colors need a different surface. For mixing the textile paint choose a soft surface.

On the other hand, for the less pliable colors use the metal surface for airbrushing. To check the consistency, spray on the scratch paper.

Testing Paint

Attach a needle cap onto the airbrush. Make sure that the needle cannot touch the cap. Provide adequate ventilation.

To get better performance you can also the lever. Before using it practice it more and more. Keep about 20 cm or 8 inches distance between the surface and the airbrush for having the smoothest effect.

Practicing Controlling

For making a masterpiece you must know the method of control. For controlling perfectly, you need to practice more and more.

To get the desired effect, experiment with different types of colors. Don’t use high pressure for these tasks. 


At the beginning make an outline with the pencil. Don't draw the outline deeply. Use an eraser also in order to eliminate the stray lines. After drawing the outline, check out the whole drawing again.

It will help you to reflect the thing what you have in your mind. And you will get a masterpiece.

Working on Painting

Airbrush painting technique is all about practicing. The more you practice the more you will have the perfect result. At first, fill up the general areas of the sketch. Don't use a more than one color at a time.

Build from the bottom portion of the painting. The areas which you don't want to paint cover them with a plastic sheet. This is called applying a frisket. To cut around the portion which you don't want to cover use a craft knife.

Peel off the mask after giving the finishing touch. Forgetting sharp and soft edges use tape.

Use a fine needle to give the paint a more realistic look. You need to keep the pressure to 15-40 P.S.I for completing this task.

Sealing the painting

To seal the paint spray an effective fixative over the task after finishing the artwork. Don’t overspray. It will destroy the whole painting.

At the time of spraying stay 3 to 4 feet away from the painting. Use continuous strokes. The strokes must be horizontal. Let the painting dry after sealing. You can also apply a second coat to get more quality.


Don't forget to wash the airbrush. Clean the airbrush perfectly as early as possible. It is a very important tip. If you don't wash the airbrush timely the paint inside the brush will be gum up. This will destroy the airbrush.

Clean the needle perfectly. You must be careful while you are working with the fragile needle.

Take a bucket and immerse the brush into it. Don’t forget to detach the airbrush jars or bowls. To wash out the paints from the airbrush you have to move air through it.

This will also help to prevent the colors from mixing in the brush. At last, blow some clean water out of the airbrush. Direct the brush at a scratch paper or rag.

Improving Skills

Invent your own unique style. You can learn different kind of airbrushing system from online video tutorials. You can also follow different people's way of using an airbrush. This will help you to improve your skills.


So, these are the professional tips & tricks for airbrush kit to get high performance.

These instructions are very easy to follow. You just need to practice and do experiment with the airbrush. Thus you will get a perfect and professional painting.

James Keifer

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