Americolor Airbrush Paints

Decorating By FullHouse Updated 26 Oct 2009 , 8:59pm by FullHouse

FullHouse Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 7:14pm
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I have been reading all the airbrush posts and am now convinced I want an airbrush. Thanks to everyone who has shared their advice on what/where to buy.

Anyway, I want to order airbrush colors as well. Americolor has kits of 12 colors available. One kit has 0.7 oz bottles ($9.47), the other 12 color kit costs $19.54 and has 4.5 oz bottles. Not sure which I'll need. Is less than an ounce of color enough to cover a cake with, or would that really just serve for some details? TIA.

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FullHouse Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 8:00pm
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Jeff_Arnett Posted 24 Oct 2009 , 8:03pm
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Originally Posted by FullHouse

I have been reading all the airbrush posts and am now convinced I want an airbrush. Thanks to everyone who has shared their advice on what/where to buy.

Anyway, I want to order airbrush colors as well. Americolor has kits of 12 colors available. One kit has 0.7 oz bottles ($9.47), the other 12 color kit costs $19.54 and has 4.5 oz bottles. Not sure which I'll need. Is less than an ounce of color enough to cover a cake with, or would that really just serve for some details? TIA.


Buy the bigger bottles...once you start airbrushing you will get hooked...and besides....who wants to keep paying shipping charges when you have to reorder?

FullHouse Posted 25 Oct 2009 , 5:27pm
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Thank you!!!

TexasSugar Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 1:22am
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I start with the smaller bottles until I find colors I like and use alot of. I do the same for the regular colors as well. I only have the big bottles for colors like red, black, blue and brown, the ones that take alot to get a deep color.

FullHouse Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 12:34pm
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Good point. TY. I am also trying to decide which airbrush kit to buy. One is offered with tip/head #1 & $5, the other is offered for $15 more with all 3 heads (#1,#3,#5). Do you use all 3? I'm overwhelmed with all the options and hoping to keep costs as low as possible without skimping, thanks so much for your help.

TexasSugar Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 1:25pm
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I have no idea what you mean but the tips/heads, so I can't help you there. I'm sorry.

FullHouse Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 2:02pm
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From the description on Paasche's website:

Head Sizes - Patterns - Fluid Thickness
Size 1 - Tip size .022 inches or .55mm
- Used for fine detail. Pencil Line to 1'' patterns
- Paint must be thinned further than 3 & 5 heads
Size 3 -Tip size .029 inches or .73mm
-Less detail than the size 1 head. 1/32'' to 1-1/2'' patterns
-Can spray slightly thicker paint than size 1 head
Size 5 -Tip Size .042 inches or 1.06mm
- Less detail than the size 3 head. 1/16'' to 2'' patterns
- Can spray slightly thicker paint than size 1 head

TheBlonde Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 4:13pm
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May I also suggest the Americolor Sheen Colors? I use these ALL the time. They are a little more expensive but soooooo worth it

cloetzu Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 5:25pm
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btt - I'm wondering which Paasche kit to buy too icon_smile.gif, #1, #3 or #5 or all?

TexasSugar Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 6:21pm
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Ah okay, well I don't have the answer for ya. I don't have any tips for my airbrush. I adjust the air flow to get finer or wider spray.

FullHouse Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 6:58pm
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Texas Sugar, what airbrush do you have? Do they all work that way without truly needing specific head sizes?

TexasSugar Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 8:58pm
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I have a kopykake airbrush. I'm certainly not an airbrushing expert so I really don't know. Hopefully someone else can help you with your answer.

I mostly use mine to cover cakes with luster dusts and haven't really done very fine details.

FullHouse Posted 26 Oct 2009 , 8:59pm
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Thank you.

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