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OMG! Airbrush Overspray Everywhere!!!

post #1 of 19
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I was airbrushing for the first time today, and when I was done and was cleaning up, I realized that the whole basement was covered in green (the color I was using). It didn't look like it just to look, but if you wiped you got green. I had to wash the whole basement. Doors, blinds, base boards, EVERYTHING!!! I washed the floor 3 times and I can still get green off of it. Is there anyway I can use my airbrush indoors without this happening? Obviously, I can't wipe everything down everytime I want to airbrush. HELP!!!
No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.
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post #2 of 19
Containment systems for airbrush:

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-665198-.html

http://cakecentral.com/cake-decorating-ftopict-653576-.html

HTH
post #3 of 19
I made a booth with an old cardboard box. Just wait until you blow your nose!
post #4 of 19
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Oh, I did have a three sided box panels in behind.
No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.
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No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.
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post #5 of 19
I feel your pain. I once spray painted something in my dining room and it traveled through 3 other rooms, too. There's probably still spots hanging around here.
post #6 of 19
Cover your table or counter with sheet vinyl from Walmart and also get a tri-fold science project cardboard from Walmart. That's what works for me.
post #7 of 19
SAME THING HAPPENED TO ME! I have only used mine once. I was airbrushing my daughter's cake, HOT PINK AND ORANGE...I had no idea it went everywhere until I started wiping stuff off and EVERYTHING was pink and orange. Countertops, walls, floors, chairs, cabinets. It wasn't until after everyone had tracked it thru the house did I realize it. When I took a bath, the water turned orange! So now I can't use my airbrush icon_sad.gif
post #8 of 19
Cakesafe makes an airbrushing station with a fan to suck the airbrush colors up.
post #9 of 19
I've seen some people airbrush near a window with a box fan in it sucking the air out. That way the overspray is drawn outside. It's less expensive than the airbrush booth by Cake Safe. Although... I see one at some point in my future.

I airbrush often and the over spray really is insane.
-Stacey
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-Stacey
Truly Custom Cakery, LLC

Website: http://www.trulycustomcakery.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/TrulyCustom
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post #10 of 19
You might try lowering your pressure. High pressure will create some serious overspray.
post #11 of 19
I've just ordered an airbrush and can't wait to get into using it, but this sounds quite dismaying! Funny, in the instructional videos I've seen it doesn't look like the spray is going everywhere. Do you suppose they know something we don't?
Marianna
"I know my own mind...and it's around here somewhere!"
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Marianna
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post #12 of 19
I'm converting an old tin shower stall. I'm going to paint & sealcoat the inside, put a plastic liner on the top of it and then a clear vinyl liner over the door with slits in it for my arms. Not 100% sure it will work but it won't cost much to try as I already have the stall.
post #13 of 19
Marianna, when you use it, it doesn't look like it is going everywhere. You won't realize it until you go to wipe things down with a wet washcloth. That's when you realize it has went everywhere!!!
post #14 of 19
I feel everyones pain here. I did the same thing a few weeks ago. I was using my airbrush for the first time and thought I was well prepared until I went to go deliver the cake and had green in my nose and I think I am still finding green when I wipe everthing down. I am affraid to airbrush again until I can get an enclosure.
post #15 of 19
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I had my dad make a folding enclosure with a bathroom fan built into the back and a plexiglass top. I put my cake inside, turn on the fan (with some paper towel inside and on the out spout) and airbrush. Works wonderful and I NEVER have overspray anymore.
No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.
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No child of God sins to that degree as to make himself incapable of forgiveness.
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