The choice on the market is huge. The price differences too.
So what do I really need?
An information collection for airbrush beginners
First of all, A) Time and B) Observe the amount of air.
A) How long do I want to work with the airbrush compressor and how often?
Hobby airbrushers as well as airbrush professionals who only want to operate an airbrush once a month for 10min have similar requirements.
Hobby airbrushers and airbrush professionals who use an airbrush almost daily and for more than 30 minutes are hardly different from each other.
B) How much air does my pistol need? How much pressure and how much?
In order not to be unsettling here with too much technical confusion, I will confine myself to the most essential.
Large pistols with large nozzles bracuehn more air than airbrushes with small nozzles.
So a small compressor is sufficient for a make-up with a small pistol. If I want to spray with two pistols at the same time, or if I want to prime with a large pistol during bodypainting, I need a lot of air.
Another important principle: If I need some air occasionally, I can’t do anything wrong with a cheap entry-level model.
As a serious Hobyairbrusher, I, like the professional, need a reliable device for continuous use.
Hobby devices last only a small part of the time compared to a professional device. Cooling breaks of 30min or more often have to be planned for hobby equipment.
Following some exemplary combinations (paused)
A question that we like to ask during the customer meeting: Do you want to go to a job in the desert with your airbrush compressor with a clear conscience? If not, what is cheap is sufficient. If so, you should invest accordingly.
Whether make-up artist and mask workshop, make-up artist, model maker or hobby painter. We have a wide selection and over 20 years of experience for you.
We are also happy to pass on our knowledge to you in courses.