thoughts on airbrushes?
Posted 04 September 2012 - 04:16 PM
so i thought id try an airbrush.
any thoughts on what i need to look for?
i know nothing about airbrushes and compressors.
i need cheap and easy!
Posted 04 September 2012 - 07:29 PM
I've had a badger and they are great.
This type would just have a button to release the air, you need to change the nozzle and needle sizes to get a larger or tighter spray pattern. Probably just fine for doing a 'dip', coating a whole piece fairly evenly.
You can spend up to several hundred on a nice dual-action. They have a button that slides back and forth so you can change line width during the spray. A little harder to use but not much. Would be better if you want to do more detailed work.
Compressors are the most expensive part , usually $150.
This one looks like a good price though
If you aren't going for fine detail (probably easier with underglazes, etc..) I'd be more worried about spending more on a compressor than the brush. Even a cheaper brush will give decent results. But a compressor is more likely to break down, so get a good one.
Posted 04 September 2012 - 08:21 PM
Getting good coverage from an airbrush takes practice, so expect to invest some time and a few pieces that are "test tiles". I use the Critter spray gun.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 07:54 AM
bciskepottery, i just can't seem to get them right. i always end up with drips or other inconsistencies. its driving me mad!
ill definitely check out what linda arbuckle has to say.
Posted 05 September 2012 - 09:30 AM
Posted 05 September 2012 - 10:31 AM