If you don’t know, there seem to be literally hundreds of types of airbrush to choose from. However, this simple guide will break them down into a simple range to help you make your choice. Just like a car, you can choose your transmission (trigger action) and practicality (large, medium or small) So here goes….
Single action: A bit like an automatic. Set the amount of paint from the wheel at the back then simply press the trigger to deliver the required amount. Ideal for the novice/ hobbyist occasional airbrusher.
Fixed Double action: Sort of semi automatic, this airbrush works on the same principle as a spray gun…. Pull the trigger back a little for air, then further back for paint. The more you pull back, the more paint is delivered. Ideal for more general spraying work, although can be used effectively for more detailed, freehand work.
Independent Double Action: Very much a manual airbrush. Push the trigger down for air, and then pull back for paint.
Internal and external mix: This defined whether the nozzle is inside or outside the air cap. We only train with and sell the more refined internal mix airbrushes.
Gravity fed cup: This means gravity will help pull the paint though to the nozzle for delivery. The advantage of this is that every last drop of paint in the paint cup is used. Ideal for smaller quantities of paint or detail painting.
Suction fed: Here, the paint is often permanently attached to airbrush resulting in much less cleaning. Ideal if you are spraying larger areas or only ever use limited colours. Although most, if not all our range of airbrushes are gravity fed, we can supply the suction fed versions of most models when requested.