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Discussion in 'Airbrush Paints' started by Neural, Jun 19, 2018.


  1. Neural

    Neural Gravity Guru

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    What's a cheap, reliable black paint that I can practice with that is water based (dare I say easy to clean up?), and requires no additional additives (just pour into the cup and go)? Also, if it would require any specific surface type, that info would be helpful as well. I've got plenty of old pillow cases or such if fabric will work, but my end goal would be to practice towards using black paint to make silhouettes on my aluminum work (probably around 3billion practice daggers from now).
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    The only paint I know that is pour and go is COM-ART. Made by IWATA designed to go through the .18 set up straight out the bottle but it is not cheap .
    That being said I will always suggest to use the paint that will assist you in meeting you airbrushing goal. IE automotive work use paints designed for that . Fine art use Illustration paints.
    Golden high flow work great out the bottle as well there are a few of their color I need to add a bit of reduction to but that is more to get the flow I am looking for .
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    For load-and-go, Herb's right, Com-Art by Iwata does just that. Pretty easy to clear from your airbrush too. Haven't tried it on metal yet, but for paper and fabric (doodles on my backdrop / overspray cloth) it works fine.
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    Yeah I third MrMicron :)

    But a bottle of reducer and some blue Violet Createx Illustration paint will be just as good

    Also - this is my view point

    Practice is deadly important and you are training your finger movements with every play! Now if your practice paint behaves different to your preferred paint you are fighting your natural progression, it’s just my perception, may not even be true :)
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    I agree with Paul whole heatedly - practicing with something other than that which you will be using on a regular basis is just asking for trouble. Practice with that which you intend to use.
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    +1 to what they say. When I joined in and followed what they said to do, reading various posts, experimenting and keep practicing, practicing, practicing, then looking back you understand your progress.
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    Jurien72 Have Airbrush - Will Travel!

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    I have a bottle of Badger black... umm... I forget the name on it? S something? Thins with water, sprays pretty good, easy to clean up with water. Plus it's pretty cheap too!
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