airbrush paints

Submitted by ryan on 4/14/05 at 3:18 PM. ( rjrtaxidermy@yahoo.com ) 64.223.63.146

im just wondering what type of airbrush paints that some of you prefer. i use wildlife colors. does anyone think theres a disadvantage to using one brand from another, such as poly transpar or lifetone paints? are lacquer based paints better? ive never used anything but wildlife colors, just wondering what some people think.

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I prefer

This response submitted by Ed on 4/14/05 at 6:21 PM. ( mountianed@earthlink.net ) 4.233.164.174

I use Poly Transpar paint pretty much exclusively.It's realy a matter of preference.Laquers dry a little faster,But the fumes can cause problems long term, and proper ventilation, and breathing protection are esential! Acrylics ,in my oppinion are less hazardous,Although good ventilation and breathing protection ARE nessesary.Some people have trouble spaying acrylics, (spatter ect.), but those most often are related to not thinning paint enough/ not keeping the brush clean. Just my 2 cents worth.


Wildlife....

This response submitted by Tony J. on 4/14/05 at 10:19 PM. ( ) 208.157.8.205

I have used both. I like how the wildlfe colors spray. If you don't keep your shop heated, you will end up like me, throwing it all away. If the poly freezes one time, there trash. I like the wildlife colors also because you can buy 2 oz. bottels, really nice if you don't use much of a certain color. Laquer paints....... don't know, haven't used them, wildlife doesn't make laquer paints.
Just my 2 cents.....
Tony J.


Respirator...

This response submitted by Drew on 4/15/05 at 12:08 AM. ( ) 140.226.180.195

Just to add to what was posted above, you really should use a respirator regardless of whether you are using water based, laquers etc. I have asthma pretty bad and it only took one time of spraying water based paints while finishing a mulie to learn how bad that crap is to breathe. I was messed up for 3 weeks just from one finish job. That mist is so fine from an airbrush that it fills the air.


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