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Airbrushing colours?

post #1 of 7
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Hi Everyone,

 

I just wanted to ask, I'm thinking of buying an Airbrush machine,

 

My question is could ordinary liquid food colouring be used in the machine? 

 

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post #2 of 7
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Anyone??

 

can you use ordinary liquid food colouring from the supermarket or do you have to buy special airbrushing colours? 

 

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post #3 of 7
I would use airbrush colors since they are designed for that purpose.
If something went wonky with your machine and you used the wrong colors, I don't know if any company would honor a warranty.
post #4 of 7
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Ah right thank you IAmPamCakes 

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post #5 of 7

From my understanding airbrush colors are thinned out so the liquid will flow evenly.  I have an airbrush and sometimes I need to use a color or mix colors.  I use vodka to thin it out and even then I watch for spattering.

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Thank you auntginn 

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post #7 of 7
Stick to the airbrush products. Airbrush paint is blended chemically (sugar, colouring, alcohol) to thin the paint down so it is fine enough to mist through the nozzle and create the even effect, it also won't clog your nozzle as it is the right consistency and viscosity. Mixing airbrush colours is fine as they have the same chemical components give or take colouring agents. In theory you could use food colourings mixed with vodka/rejuvenator but you really need to get the consistency and viscosity right, if these aren't correct the weight of the fluid particles is too heavy for the air spray and you will get a blotchy effect. This will not be good for your machine and clog the nozzle. I use kroma kolors, they are dear but they last ages. Make sure you clean out your airbrush with the proper cleaning fluid or at he very least flush with water and run a bit of vodka through to keep it tippity top. Hope this makes sense, my hubby is a chemist so I get full n explanations about all my creative stuff!!!! X x
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