Basic airbrush information dealing with
airbrushs made by the leading airbrush manufactures Badger, Paasche,
Airbrushs can be either internal or external mix, single action
or double (dual) action.
SOME AIRBRUSH DEFINITIONS
EXTERNAL MIX - Combine air and
paint after they exit the tip of the airbrush. Paint volume is controlled by a
knob on the airbrush.
INTERNAL MIX - Combine air and paint inside
the airbrush (tip actually) .
ACTION - How the trigger is used
to control the airbrush functions which affect the spray pattern of the
SINGLE ACTION - Pushing down on the trigger gives you
both paint and air. To stop paint being applied (flowing) just let up on the
trigger. Amount of paint applied is controlled by a separate knob (pictured
below). Single action airbrushs operates much the same as a can of spray paint
but with the added ability of being able to adjust the amount of paint applied
and the air pressure. To control the amount of paint the single action will
apply when you push down on the trigger you would adjust the paint volume
adjustment knob. Turning the knob clock wise decreases paint flow and turning
it counter clockwise increases paint flow. Which means during the painting
process to adjust paint flow you must stop and adjust the paint volume knob to
increase or decrease paint flow. Very slow process painting anything in this
manner, very limiting.
The air hose would just screw onto the post
marked air hose connection in the picture below. The other end of the air hose
screws onto the compressor.
You can check out my short video on
different airbrush types below. Presented by