Airbrush Question???

Decorating By Lejla Updated 31 Jul 2008 , 4:12pm by julzs71

Lejla Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 3:49pm
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Hey guys:

I have bought an Airbrush at wal-mart for 55.00 dollars.Compressor included.I wanted to buy one for some time now.I have never worked with one before.So I didn't want to invest 2 or 3 hundred dollars and find out I couldn't do it or didn't like it.So I tought this one would be a great way to try it out.My question is I guess?Did anyone seen this one before or used it.Do you think it would work on the cakes.Any opinions,I would really appreciate.Thank you guys.
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tinascakes Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 4:02pm
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I haven't seen it. I was wondering about the one for nail art. Anyone ever use it?

Jenn123 Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 4:04pm
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I think any airbrush will do in general if you are not doing really detailed work. You won't have a lot of control with this one. If you can't control the air pressure, you may blow holes in your icing. Does it say what the pressure is and if it is adjustable? I think the recommended is 8-15psi for cakes.

JulieBugg2000 Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 4:05pm
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Oh oh I want to know too!! I'm in the same boat; I want one badly but don't want to (aka can't lol) invest hundreds of dollars into it.

If you like it let me know because it sounds like a wonderful option.

chaptlps Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 4:07pm
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Looks like it would be good for ya hun,
Just make sure that you rinse out all parts that will come into contact with cake or coloring with hot water before you use it.
You might as well toss out those little paints that came with it too and the cleaner, don't want any of that junk hanging round when you use it.
I would practice with some edible airbrush colors on a paper towel or typing paper before you try it on a cake. Just to get the hang of it.
Looks like a single action model (where you just pull back the trigger and out comes the paint.)
That's the kind I use. One more question for ya hun, what is the psi that the compressor puts out?
If it's more than 15 yer gonna blow holes in your frosting. Look and see if there is a pressure release valve and screw. That way you can adjust the pressure to whatever you need to accomplish, higher for covering a cake and lower for detail work.
You'll have loads of fun and next thing ya know you'll want to airbrush everything LOL!!!!!

chaptlps Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 4:12pm
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Yep, just went and had a closer look at the package pic there and you are in luck chica,
it does have the adjustable pressure release screw on it. Like totally, way kewl!!

Lejla Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 4:44pm
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Yeeeepeee,I'm soooo excited now.I couldn't find any info on PSI,but I think it does have adjustable valve.This is allthe info I was able to read on the box;
"Testor "mighty mini" air-compressor oil-less piston style with pressure relief valve and external isolation mout for quiet runningFan cooled motor with thermal cut-off switch".
External mix,single action low maintenance.Comes with unique ball joint 1/4 oz. bottle adapter.

But that is about all I was able to find out about it.Thats why I figured I'd be better off asking you guys.
Thank you,thank you.

lasidus1 Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 4:53pm
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whereabouts in walmart did you find this? i'd love to see if my walmart has one.

Jenn123 Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 5:04pm
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I found the specs online-
SPECS: Compressor; Type: Piston Paint Delivery: .23 cubic ft per minute (15 to 18 psi)per TESTORS

So you should be OK even if pressure relief valve isn't adjustable.

Have fun! A good way to practice is with coloring books.

Lydia Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 5:07pm
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Please let us know how it works, I would love to have one. Hope!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Lejla Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 5:16pm
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I found it in the model cars(toys)section.I hope you know what I mean.Thank you Jenn123 for the info.I guess it;s just perfect than.I can't wait to try it.Now I have to look for the reason to bake the cake,lol.I think I'll start with my calendar and see if anybodys b-day is coming up.Thank you guys.

stephanie214 Posted 18 Jan 2007 , 7:37pm
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Congratulations and enjoy icon_biggrin.gif

Before you start trying to spray color, practice getting the pressure control feel down pat; just sit and play with pulling the trigger back because you have to have a gentle smooth pull back motion...I had to do this for about an hour in nail school when we were learning airbrushing. Hold your empty hand in front of the gun and keep pulling and releasing the trigger, this will allow you to feel the difference with the air coming out.

After you have the feel, then go to colors. Don't freak out when you first start spraying with colors...you will get heavy runny spots but the more you practice and learn the feel, you will master this problemicon_biggrin.gifthumbs_up.gif

tiggy2 Posted 19 Jan 2007 , 4:58am
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stephanie214 I've been looking at this airbrush kit and was wondering if you'd take a look at it and tell me your thoughts. http://www.tcpglobal.com/airbrushdepot/vls20t.aspx TIA

jescapades Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 2:39am
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ooooh, i'd love to try airbrushing... is it hard?

stephanie214 Posted 7 Mar 2007 , 12:52pm
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Yes, airbrushing is fun and you can be so creative with it thumbs_up.gif

jescapades Posted 20 Mar 2007 , 2:46am
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i just bought the same one the other day! woo hoo! can't wait to try it out, i just need to get some color.

FeGe_Cakes Posted 20 Mar 2007 , 3:04am
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Thanks so much for the info. I have been wanting to buy one..but did not want to spend the hundreds of dollars. Hopefully the Wal-mart's in Texas have the same type of air-brush kit and compressor.

Please let us know how it turns out.

mstyblueyz Posted 25 Apr 2007 , 8:48pm
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keepontryin Posted 7 Jun 2007 , 2:02pm
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SO what's the verdict on the airbrush?

mediamaster92 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 3:03am
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ok i see this thread is kinda dead, lol. but i wanted to know if with this i can just put alcohol with a TINY bit of coloring in it just to test it out before I buy some color? anything i can use? dont really want to use on cake till i get the color, but is there anything that i can mix up to just test it out other than paint?

bobwonderbuns Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 3:05am
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thanks for giving this a bump!

julzs71 Posted 31 Jul 2008 , 4:12pm
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I wouldn't mix with the wilton gel, because it can be a little clumpy. You could use alcohol. If your not using on cake use water. If your headed to the store or have liquid food coloring, that would be perfect to add to if you just want to try it out. Have fun with it.

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