Equipment Setup

  1. Begin by attaching the small end of an Iwata air hose (included with some models or sold separately) to your airbrush.
  2. Attach the other end of your airbrush hose to your air source. (Compressor sold separately or included with kits)
  3. Add spray medium.
    • For Gravity Feed Airbrushes: If your airbrush has a cup with a lid, remove by pulling off. Put a few drops of paint into the color cup and push lid back on. If your gravity feed airbrush has no cup, then put a drop or two of paint directly into the fluid cavity found on top of the airbrush.
    • For Siphon Feed Airbrushes: Put paint into the included siphon-feed bottle and attach the bottle to the bottom of the airbrush by pushing it into the airbrush. (Bottle does not screw in)
    • Side Feed Airbrushes: Cups and bottles can be used on either side of airbrush by interchanging blankingcover. Blanking cover needs to be on opposite side of cup or bottle to spray. Push color cup into airbrush. Angle to position and add a small amount of paint. If using a bottle, fill the bottle with paint and push into airbrush.
  4. Turn your compressor on.
    • For Dual-Action Airbrushes: Using your index finger for control, push down on the trigger for air flow. With trigger pushed down, pull back to release paint flow. For finer lines, turn the air compressor pressure (psi) down, get close to paint surface then push down and pull back on trigger just a little.
    • For Single-Action Airbrushes: Using your index finger for control, push down on the trigger for air and paint flow. For finer lines, turn the air compressor pressure (psi) down, get close to paint surface and turn fluid adjustment knob to regulate spray pattern. Then push down and pull back on trigger just a little. Turn fluid adjustment knob while spraying as needed.
    • For Trigger Airbrushes: Gently pull back on the trigger for air flow and then pull farther for paint spray. For finer lines, turn the air compressor pressure (psi) down, get close to paint surface then push down and pull back on trigger just a little.
  5. Clean your airbrush between color changes and at the end of your work session.

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