How to Use an Airbrush Gun

tips on how to use an airbrush

I wrote a post a while back about Airbrush 101 but, I wanted to do a post on how to use an airbrush gun. When I bought mine, the first thing I did was take it out of the box and grab the instructions only to find, the instructions seemed to be missing. I am in Salt Lake City, Utah at Cookie Con  and  and wanted to share some of information on a presentation I did on how to use an airbrush gun.

This is “Wendy” my airbrush gun. I like using her on cookies but, I try not to use it too much on the blog because everyone doesn’t have one. If you are planning on purchasing one in the future, you can get it here. I will try to answer the questions and my friends and I had when we got ours but, if I miss something, feel free to email me. If I don’t know the answer, I will try to find it for you.

I said earlier that the instructions were missing but they weren’t. Here are the instructions I got with my system. To me,

it is more about building a gun than operating it. I seriously don’t need to know all the inside parts but, wanted to know more about the basics.

Here are the parts to your airbrush gun.

  1. Attach the power cord to the mini compressor and plug it into an outlet.
  2. Connect the gun holster to the mini compressor.
  3. Connect the short hose to the mini compressor.
  4. Connect the other end of the short hose into the filter.
  5. Attach the filter to one end of the long hose.
  6. Connect the other end of the long hose to the airbrush gun.

It makes me want to sing the song, “My toe bone’connected  to my ankle bone. my ankle’s bone’connected  to My knee bone. my knee bone’connected  to my hip bone… .” I will try to resist so that song doesn’t get stuck in your head. Hehehe

A few things you need to keep in mind, don’t change speeds quickly. You need to go slow because the instructions say so. And Don’t run it for over 20 minutes straight because the instructions say so.


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