For Every Airbrush Artist!

Want to see more forum, less google ads ? Then register for free

Register

How much old paint do you have?

Discussion in 'Paints' started by Leakyvalve, Apr 3, 2021.


  1. Leakyvalve

    Leakyvalve Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2017
    Messages:
    686
    Likes Received:
    700
    Trophy Points:
    91
    With each new "revolution" of airbrush paint companies, I seem to be getting a bigger and bigger and bigger stash.

    I have a buying tick... if there's a set of 16.. I buy all 16. And if I can get 4x the amount per bottle by spending only 2x the money... I do that, too.

    I have more paint and more paint systems now than I could ever possibly use. I have systems from Createx (which has ALOT of systems), Etac, Trident, Badger. Ink from Liquitex and Ph Martin. Various other paints that could be made to work with airbrush like Golden Fluid.

    I really really wish I hadn't bought like 75% of what I have... and if I had to choose a single system I'm not sure about that, either.

    Is there anyone out there like me????
    jord001 and DaveG like this.
  2. JackEb

    JackEb The Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Messages:
    11,234
    Likes Received:
    14,127
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Mt Barker, South Australia
    this is me !!
    I have a full suite of Createx 2oz bottles that I REALLY need to use, if I had more time I’d do larger paintings. I’m trying real hard to not look at the ‘new’ Createx opaques that are about to launch !
    twood, Leakyvalve and jord001 like this.
  3. DaveG

    DaveG Airbush Analyst Very Likeable!

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2017
    Messages:
    2,318
    Likes Received:
    4,534
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    West Virginia
    I usually don't buy anything larger than a 2oz. size, because I already know that it will only get added to the scores of bottles i already have ;). Yes, I have to try them all, too. PH Martin's, Createx, Golden High Flow, Paasche, Holbein inks, Liquitex inks, acrylic gouache, com-art, E'tac, and on and on...
    Leakyvalve likes this.
  4. jord001

    jord001 Air-Valve Autobot!

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2012
    Messages:
    6,707
    Likes Received:
    5,978
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Birmingham UK
    Me too, Just thrown my trident as it dried up, So this is what I have left.
    Etac ps,
    Etac efx,
    Createx illustration,
    Candy2O,
    Airbrush Academy water based,
    Inspire H2O,
    Inspire solvents,
    HOK airbrush colours,
    Badger Spectratex,
    AutoAir,
    ComArt
    Madea Tshirt paint,
    Liquitex acryllic inks,
    Windsor and newton inks,
    Indian ink from Tim John Luke Smith,
    A tiny bit of Wicked
    Some random Tattoo ink (rubbish)

    Cant think of any more :)

    Edit
    Kilo's of screen printing ink But you cant airbrush that. :)
    twood, DaveG and Leakyvalve like this.
  5. twood

    twood Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2013
    Messages:
    1,975
    Likes Received:
    3,778
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Glen Morris, Ontario, Canada
    My collection is all Createx. I just got these with that airbrush bundle I purchased...
    about 100 4oz bottles of trans, semi and the old (now) opaques, pearls, iridescents,....plus plus. There are around 20 16oz bottles of various, and then around 10 bottles of illustration.
    Add these to my original paint, probably around 80, I have more paint than I will ever use...about 20% is not even opened yet...
    Maybe I should send a bottle or two with my next Paint Pal lollollol
    DaveG and jord001 like this.
  6. Karl Becker

    Karl Becker Mac-Valve Maestro! Very Likeable!

    Joined:
    Oct 3, 2020
    Messages:
    510
    Likes Received:
    1,156
    Trophy Points:
    91
    Location:
    Northern IL, USA
    Last weekend I used some of the original Createx Colors black I have to paint some shelf brackets that needed to be a different color. Normally, I would buy a rattle can of something for that, but I had it and probably won't use it for anything else. Why not.

    Ironically, those shelf brackets are being used for the new shelf in my studio/closet to hold all the new paint I bought. :)
    jord001, twood and JackEb like this.

Share This Page