Airbrush Paint Doesnt Dry!

Decorating By Steph1217 Updated 8 Oct 2011 , 1:55am by Steph1217

Steph1217 Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 6:13pm
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So I airbrushed a cake this weekend and it sat for 3 or 4 days and it was STILL wet!! WTH I aribrushed it on a mmf covered cake! This is the 3rd cake Ive airbrushed and it always stays wet! Am I doing something wrong??

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TexasSugar Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 6:28pm
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Is it really humid in your house? Was your cake cold or frozen? Are you putting a super thick coat on at one time?

What airbrush color are you using for it?

Steph1217 Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 7:58pm
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Wan't humid, cake was taken out of the refridgerater, maybe an hour inbetween taking it out and spraying it! I used americolor paint! It was a little thick (Covered entire cake) but i still would think after 4 days it would be dry!

Kiddiekakes Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 10:23pm
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There must be some sort of humidity as it will dry if the air quality is dry.Also if you sprayed heavy coats that can contribute to it as well.Try putting a fan on it far enough away as to not blow dust etc but enough to give it a breeze.I use americolor all the time and the only time it did that to me and appeared wet was this summer on a very hot humid day...I put it downstairs in my basement for a few hours and it started to dry out.

platinumlady Posted 5 Oct 2011 , 10:57pm
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Question: Are you allowing each coat to dry before applying more? If you just spray & spray to get to the color you want in one will stay wet. Gotta use it little at a time.

Hope That Makes Sense

Steph1217 Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 1:23am
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Yes that does!! Thank you guys will definitely try these suggestions next time!

Annabakescakes Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 2:05am
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WOW! I have never heard of that before! I spray heavy coats often (I have no patience) and it always dries! I use the "starter set" from ChefMaster but it is running out.

step0nmi Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 3:26am
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i would think if taking the cake after refrigerating it that the condensation would cause the MMF to become sticky...but after that long it seems kinda weird :p

sabrosita Posted 6 Oct 2011 , 8:26am
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Could you try airbrushing a thin layer of vodka to help dry it out?

Steph1217 Posted 8 Oct 2011 , 1:55am
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Oooh! I didn't think of the vodka good Idea!

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