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I was so excited to use my new airbrush, I put DH's car cake in a large box turned on it's side and went to work painting it red - THREE coats. Well, that was Sat., I'm still wiping red off my granite and finding more areas that are now tinted with a pinkish film. icon_cry.gif My ENTIRE floor, a window sill in the nook over 15 ft away. We have an open floor plan so I can only imagine how far it has reached. UGH!!! The guy at the airbrush store said I shouldn't even bother with a booth icon_mad.gif , I can't even imagine if I hadn't used a box. Machine is now in my garage and DH is going to build Earlene's box for me.
post #2 of 43
OH dear! That is a nightmare.
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post #3 of 43
Ooohhhhh yes!icon_smile.gif
I remember one gal saying she had a 2 story house and all white furniture and she found red spray on the upper floors! icon_sad.gif
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The UPPER floors icon_surprised.gif ??? OMG, I can't imagine how this stuff travels so far, if only cleaners would work so well. I'm so lucky my DH isn't mad at me, all he did was offer to build me a space in the garage, no comments whatsoever. I have to admit I would not have been nearly as nice if the situation had been reversed. icon_redface.gif Hopefully this post will help others avoid the same mistake. I still don't understand why the airbrush guy told me it was no problem to use in my kitchen and not to bother buying a spraying booth.
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Yeah, my husband made me put mine in the basement when I got it........I've only used it once, (haven't had it long), but even in the basement I could see it in the air when I sprayed...........geesh............
I need a box or booth or something.......
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post #6 of 43
As I know nothing about the airbrushes, do you wear a mask??
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Originally Posted by smartin40

Yeah, my husband made me put mine in the basement when I got it........I've only used it once, (haven't had it long), but even in the basement I could see it in the air when I sprayed...........geesh............
I need a box or booth or something.......



I found this link on another thread: http://www.earlenescakes.com/AirbrushCabInst.html . DH says he will build that, np. I love the fact that I didn't have to knead all that red coloring into my fondant and I really like the shimmer spray, but what a hassle. Even after I've wiped my counters with 409 a million times, the paper towel still comes up red. I don't think it will ever be completely gone. To say nothing of my curtains, the baby swing, and my carpets & furninture in the adjoining rooms, ugh.
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Originally Posted by sugalips

As I know nothing about the airbrushes, do you wear a mask??



I didn't at first, and was blowing my nose red for the rest of the day icon_lol.gif . DH gave me a painting mask to wear, pointed out that the fumes cannot possibly be good for me. I figured since it's food coloring it would be fine. Earlene's link mentions that you should wear a mask.
post #9 of 43
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Originally Posted by FullHouse

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Originally Posted by smartin40

Yeah, my husband made me put mine in the basement when I got it........I've only used it once, (haven't had it long), but even in the basement I could see it in the air when I sprayed...........geesh............
I need a box or booth or something.......



I found this link on another thread: http://www.earlenescakes.com/AirbrushCabInst.html . DH says he will build that, np. I love the fact that I didn't have to knead all that red coloring into my fondant and I really like the shimmer spray, but what a hassle. Even after I've wiped my counters with 409 a million times, the paper towel still comes up red. I don't think it will ever be completely gone. To say nothing of my curtains, the baby swing, and my carpets & furninture in the adjoining rooms, ugh.



Thanks, I'll have to show that to my hubby!!!!! Oh, man, I'm sorry you have to deal with all that red!!! And I DID wear a mask, but I also wear reading glasses (caking glasses) and they kept fogging up!!!! icon_confused.gif
So, other than doing this outside, what's a girl to do?????
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post #10 of 43
Have you tried using the clorox kitchen/bath spray cleaner? It has a little bleech in it, so it may help get rid of the red better. By the way, your husband is a saint, cause just like you said, if it was my husband I wouldn't have been so nice either. icon_wink.gif
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<------ crossing airbrush off my Christmas list icon_sad.gif
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<------ crossing airbrush off my Christmas list icon_sad.gif




LOL! icon_lol.gif
post #13 of 43
My DH made Earlene's cabinet when I first bought an airbrush. I've now graduated. I bought one unit of a kitchen lower cabinet and the counter top for it. We put it against a wall and added plywood sides to it. I had the electrician install a light and bathroom fan in the ceiling above the cabinet. I then bought the curved shower rod and installed it as close to the ceiling as possible. Then I bought yards of frosted vinyl (easier to work with) and made a ceiling to floor 'shower curtain' and hung it on the rod. I then took remaining vinyl and made a sort of awning that was stapled from the ceiling and hangs over the open area of the shower rod (it really does look like an awning).

The inside of the unit--I stapled foam core boards onto all of the walls. I bought a bundle of newsprint paper (you can also use examining table paper) and lined the counter top. I push pin paper onto the lower part of the walls. When it's all a mess I remove one layer from the countertop and replace the paper on the walls.

No overspray; no mess. You MUST wear a good respirator mask. Think about it. If you find the overspray all over your house; you're inhaling it too.
post #14 of 43
I found red in EVERY single room of my house for MONTHS after the Spiderman cake I did......I mean EVERYWHERE! I don't ever plan on airbrushing red anytime soon....or ever! LOL icon_biggrin.gif
post #15 of 43
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Originally Posted by DDiva

My DH made Earlene's cabinet when I first bought an airbrush. I've now graduated. I bought one unit of a kitchen lower cabinet and the counter top for it. We put it against a wall and added plywood sides to it. I had the electrician install a light and bathroom fan in the ceiling above the cabinet. I then bought the curved shower rod and installed it as close to the ceiling as possible. Then I bought yards of frosted vinyl (easier to work with) and made a ceiling to floor 'shower curtain' and hung it on the rod. I then took remaining vinyl and made a sort of awning that was stapled from the ceiling and hangs over the open area of the shower rod (it really does look like an awning).

The inside of the unit--I stapled foam core boards onto all of the walls. I bought a bundle of newsprint paper (you can also use examining table paper) and lined the counter top. I push pin paper onto the lower part of the walls. When it's all a mess I remove one layer from the countertop and replace the paper on the walls.

No overspray; no mess. You MUST wear a good respirator mask. Think about it. If you find the overspray all over your house; you're inhaling it too.





Sounds wonderful. Can you post a picture/pictures of it?
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