Airbrush Question About Location

Decorating By bubbatx657 Updated 26 Oct 2007 , 8:48pm by MiaT

bubbatx657 Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 5:01pm
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I have just purchased an airbrush system, small for the hobbiest.

I am concerned about overspray and am wondering where others do their spraying.

I do not have a spray booth and really do not want to buy one at this point.

Can anyone give me some pointers on this?

Directions for making a booth for cake decorating? Is it necessary?

Thanks everyone!!

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JoAnnB Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 5:19pm
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A guard of some sort is necessary. I got a very large cardboard box from the box store. I put the cake on a turntable inside the box.

Just so you know, airbrushes provide what the decorators call 'blowing blue" The mist WILL get into your nose and blow out on a kleenex. Wierd the first time it happens. fortunately, food color is harmless.

bubbatx657 Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 5:32pm
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JoAnnB,

Thank you for your response. I will stop by the box co. on my way home!

Is it weird that I am kind of excited to try the gun and experience "Blowing Blue."
Ha HA

Thanks and your cakes are great!

MiaT Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 8:33pm
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Originally Posted by JoAnnB

Just so you know, airbrushes provide what the decorators call 'blowing blue" The mist WILL get into your nose and blow out on a kleenex. Wierd the first time it happens. fortunately, food color is harmless.



I wish I'd heard this BEFORE I tried my airbrush for the first time! I sneezed into a tissue and it was BLACK! Really freaked me out till I realized what it was.

tiggy2 Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 8:40pm
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Does it help to wear a mask when sparying?

MiaT Posted 26 Oct 2007 , 8:48pm
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I'm sure it would definitely help to wear a mask while spraying. It's what I'm planning to start anyway, because last time I sprayed clear vanilla through my airbrush, I nearly asphixiated myself from the alcohol fumes.

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