Paint only comes out when pushed back forward

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Hi! I'm new here. I'm looking to start airbrushing, and I have all of the equipment I need. I've watched endless tutorials and basically know what I'm doing. I just have a quick question. When I go to spray, I pull back and nothing comes out. When I push forward, paint comes out. I have to keep pumping and it's really tiring out my hand to get paint to come out. Why is this? Any solution would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
 
Hi, try thinning/reducing your paint or raise the pressure or both if need be.

Jim
 
What kind of paint are you using?type of airbrush(name of it and who makes it) Air pressure ect. anything you can tell us about help's us find the prob.
 
What kind of paint are you using?type of airbrush(name of it and who makes it) Air pressure ect. anything you can tell us about help's us find the prob.
I am using Angelus leather paint reduced with their thinner. The airbrush is a Badger Krome, and I have tried all over the map with air pressures (from like 20 to up to 60+).
 
Your nozzle is blocked, it's that simple, you need to find a way into it without damaging it to clean out the blockage, when you pull back for paint your needle pulls dried paint back with it and when let your trigger forward you get little paint coming out and then the dried paint returns to the front.

I suggest putting a little synthetic thinners into the cup with your needle chuck released and needle pulled back out of the cup, let it sit for about ten minutes and spray through until water can run through it clean.

What is happening is usually always a sign that you have loose debris either in your nozzle or something stuck to your needle (tip dry).
 
I am using Angelus leather paint reduced with their thinner. The airbrush is a Badger Krome, and I have tried all over the map with air pressures (from like 20 to up to 60+).
Are you straining/filtering your paint before you use it?
 
Like madbrush said you have a blocked nozzle/tip a good cleaning of it should fix it,also thin your paint a little more
 
I noticed the Krome doesn't have a screw in nozzle.

I have read that type of nozzle is extremely particular about the mating surfaces needing to be scrupulously clean, any tiny debris, dried paint, etc can cause problems.

I hope you figure it out, let us know.

Jim
 
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