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How to choose a perfect airbrush

You're thinking about how to select the best airbrush? Which one is most suitable for you? Peter Waterfield Art & Airbrush is the place you're searching for. If you're starting or a seasoned painter, the most important factor is to set up with the right tools.

Let us assist you in gaining knowledge of what's on the market before you decide to buy!

The right airbrush for you

Here are some things you need to consider when purchasing an airbrush


It is an essential part of the kit. Without the compressed air, the airbrush will not have any value at all. A quick tip: an air compressor that does not have storage tanks will work. It's cheap due to its simplicity of design and provides the compressed air that your brush requires. But running throughout your painting session must be continued because it can't store air.


The best solution is to have a wide range of nozzles, and you can create thin lines as wide areas of colour. To begin with, a set of 0.2 through 0.5mm is a great way, with smaller diameters corresponding to the finer lines. A moderate set and a fine set are the ideal compromises between the fineness of definition and the broad coverage.

Paints and Reservoirs

Based on the task you're planning to use, your airbrush for the reservoir volume is crucial since it will determine how much paint you can use before having to refill. For work that requires precision, a reservoir between 2 to 10cc (cubic centimetres) will suffice.

Airbrush Feeds

The mechanism for airbrush feeding describes how paint is mixed into the air. There are three different methods: gravity-feed, suction-feed, and side-feed. The primary difference between these two types of mechanisms is the amount of paint the airbrush holds before it has to be filled again.


Gravity feeds include an e-colour cup that sits over the airbrush. They employ an idea of gravity fill to the painter. The cup is not able to be removed, just like Syphon-feed models. Certain airbrushes with gravity-feed come with interchangeable cups that can be removed so that larger cups can be used.


If you don't recall the physics lessons they took in high school and atomisation, it's the result of mixing liquid with air. The atomiser in the perfume bottle is a good example that mixes air and liquid and then propels the liquid, which is the perfume on your skin, using the force of your finger.


Peter Waterfield Art & Airbrush recommends purchasing the airbrush that best suits your needs. Airbrushes that are affordable can be useful for those who want to test airbrushing for the first time before they commit to purchasing an expensive model.


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