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Old 05-21-2010, 01:13 AM
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would airbrush work here?

hey all, i have never ventured to this forum. but have spent plenty of this evening looking around, wow, never realized what can be done with an ab?!!

now then, my issue--i am doing some murals, and am wondering if an ab would speed it up. i mean areas like sky, flat rock, basic tones before brushwork. i love love love the smoothness i see from ab's, but not sure if that's even something i can manage! i guessing its not as easy as it looks, sadly for me! i don't do alot of murals, but mostly cuz they dont' make me much for the time involved, but if i can cut that time, i'd pursue it much more.

and would i have to invest tons of cash to even try it? right now i am doing a mt. rushmore on a wall. i can see tons of places where the effects of the 'air instead of hair' would be an improvement. i am already living the 'starving artist' gig, so throwing a bunch of cash isn't an option! i have an old badger airbrush, double action. no hose, no compressor. i've never touched the thing. i have used another's ab once for smoke coming from tires on a hotrod--worked great.

so, any tips? or is it impossible to get a mediochre set up that would handle this? tell me stuff!!
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Re: would airbrush work here?

No most muralist use brush and roller to fill in large areas.. think of an airbrush like a water pick.. now go wash your car with the water pick.
A small touch up gun or full size spray gun may be useful doing really big stuff but I think the roller is sill the best for big fields...
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:46 PM
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Re: would airbrush work here?

thank you so much! i'll go get a roller. its more in my price range anyhow! lol!
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Re: would airbrush work here?

if you do murals regular and wish for faded effects and wish to get into airbrushing

a larger compressor ( small automotive ) with a low pressure / high volume spray gun would be ideal for the large areas then you could purchase airbrushes for the detail work as you can run them from the larger compressor


the spray option would give far more blending control with acrylic paint formulations

spray cans are also an option but beware you have good ventilation !!
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Re: would airbrush work here?

I have done some murals (all together around 100m2). Instead of airbrus I use roller and painters glove. Spraying makes paint mist that will make all places dirty. With painters glove it is possible to blend colours very well.

That painters glove is leather glove with lamb skin surface: http://www.easy-house-painting-tips....ters_Mitt1.jpg
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Old 05-23-2010, 05:50 AM
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Re: would airbrush work here?

ah,eh eh eh,I forget,I paint this by a paasche vjr
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Superb work, maestro. And Mauro Forghieri should get a statue for designing such beautiful cars!
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ciaooo my friend,yes,mauro was the last engineer with a great personality in ferrari
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Re: would airbrush work here?

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