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Airbrush Compressor selection and decision tool

Compressor 32L with tank

There is a huge choice on the market. The price differences too. 
What do I really need?


A collection of information for airbrush beginners

Not sure? - We will also be happy to advise you on the phone: 0049 30 44041001

First of all A) time and B) air volume have to be considered.

A) how long do I want to work with the airbrush compressor in one piece and how often?
Hobby airbrushers as well as airbrush professionals who only want to use once a month for 10min an airbrush have similar requirements.

Hobby airbrushers and airbrush professionals, who almost daily and over more than 30 minutes using an airbrush hardly differ from each other.

B) How much air does my gun need? How much pressure and which amount?
In order not to confuse you with too much technical confusion here, I'll limit myself to the essential.
Large guns with large nozzles need more air than airbrushes with small nozzles.
So for a make-up with a small gun, a small compressor is sufficient. If I want to spray with two pistols at the same time, or if I want to prime with a large pistol for body painting, I need a lot of air.

Another important principle: If I need occasionally some air, I can't do anything wrong with a cheap entry level model.
As a serious hobby airbrusher I need, just like the Profi, a reliable device for continuous use.

Hobby devices only last a small part of the time compared to a professional device. Often, cooling breaks of 30 minutes and more have to be planned for hobby equipment.

A few examples of combinations in the following:





Airbrush set for beginners

Set for Beginners

This set is equipped with an inexpensive compressor, which allows us to offer the set at an attractive price.

Buy ? | Compressor | Set |

Buy Beginner Compressor

with professional airbrush

Low airflow, no continuous operation, short compressor life

Airbrush set for mobile use with rechargeable battery

Airbrushset with battery

Professional set for short-term, but mobile use.

Buy ? | Compressor | Set |

Mobile, because it is independent of the mains,


Low airflow, no continuous operation, short compressor life,
higher price

Airbrushset für den Profi

Airbrushset for professionals

Professional set with powerful compressor and professional airbrush for reliable continuous operation.

Buy ? | Compressor | Set |

High airflow, continuous operation, long compressor life, professional airbrush

heavier weight,
higher price

A question that we like to ask when talking to our customers: Would you like to drive your airbrush compressor with a clear conscience to a job in the desert? If no, something cheap is sufficient. If yes, you should also invest accordingly.

I hope we could bring some light into the darkness of the compressor forest.
Whether make-up artist and mask workshop, make-up artist, model maker or hobby painter. We have a large selection and over 20 years experience for you collected.
Gladly we give also in Courses our knowledge to you.

Not sure? - We will also be happy to advise you by phone: 0049 30 44041001
and by eMail: info@theatermakeup.de