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What You Need to Know About Custom Airbrushing

Airbrushing is the art of painting designs on a variety of surfaces, including clothing, canvas, motorcycles and cars. It is a popular form of art and has been around for many years.

Custom airbrushing is a great way to add a unique design to your art work. It can make the artwork more vibrant and give it a more realistic look.


Airbrushing paints are used to create custom designs on shirts, hats, and other apparel. They are also used to decorate cakes, pastries, and other food.

The nozzles of airbrushes are especially sensitive to fine pigment particles and must therefore be carefully chosen. This is why acrylic paints that have been specially developed for airbrushing are often recommended.

In addition, these paints should dry quickly and have a good adhesive property. Ideally, they are also food-safe.

Another important consideration is whether the paint can be diluted with distilled water or a suitable fluid medium. Distilled water can be used in emergency situations, but it can cause the paint to crack open.


Stencils are a great tool to have when custom airbrushing. Not only are they easy to use, but they also help to reproduce complex patterns and designs quickly and accurately.

The problem with ready-made stencils, however, is that they lock the user to generic layouts and artwork. For this reason, customised laser-cut stencils are a must when you need to reproduce specific shapes or patterns.

A good quality airbrush stencil is machine cut with precision hardware and can be easily manipulated to fit into tight spaces. It can flex, wrap and bend around most organic shapes.


Masks are important for custom airbrushing because they help you to confine the spray of your paint to a specific area. This is particularly important when you are working on a large canvas or painting a mural.

A simple straight edge such as a triangle can be very useful in this way. You can hold it in contact with your paper to get a sharp edge on one side or you can let it be held away from the paper for a softer edge.

In this respect, HIKARI Liquid Mask is particularly helpful because it forms a transparent film that is easy to peel off. This liquid mask does not cling, stains, or contaminate and is safe to use on lexan and on paint.


Regardless of your painting technique or level of expertise, it is always a good idea to have the proper personal protective gear on hand. This includes a pair of gloves, a respirator, and eye protection graded for use with airborne particulates.

To get the job done in style, we recommend these Chemstop(tm) chemcial-resistant electrostatic spray painting Nitrile gloves. These gloves feature a silver strip along the textured palm area that effectively eliminates paint spray-back, while a soft and absorbent flock lining keeps your hands cool and dry. The gloves are also the most breathable of the bunch, and come in several sizes for a truly customized fit. The nitrile glove of the ilk of a good-fitting mechanic’s glove, these are a must-have for anyone who enjoys painting or working with paint sprays.


Airbrushing has become a favorite medium of many artists, especially for those that want to experiment with intricate color transitions and impressive opacities. It can be used to paint almost any surface including t-shirts, cakes, cars and even the human body.

When custom airbrushing, it is important to use quality equipment. Don’t settle for anything that will deteriorate over time or cause unwanted overspray on nearby work surfaces.

The most important equipment for airbrushing is the airbrush gun and nozzles, as well as an air compressor. It is also a good idea to purchase an airbrush suction system, which will help suck off the spray mist created by the airbrush.