Using Nebulizer For Air Brushing

Decorating By TamNan Updated 28 Jul 2008 , 4:03am by TamNan

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TamNan Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 8:31am
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I need ya'lls help, I can't remember it I saw this tip in the forum here or I read it somewhere else. A lady purchased a nebulizer at a garage sale and uses it for the compressor for her air brushing pen. Does any one remember this? If so was she able to attach the reg. air brush hose to the nebulizer or did she have to use a different type hose. Have a wedding coming up on Aug 2, and I just need to color the grooms cake, better I think to air brush. I have a nebulizer, but will need to get hose and pen. Brainstorming at 3 a.m. I need anyone suggestions and help. THANK YOU!!!

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CakeMommyTX Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 2:27pm
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Wow thanks, I never even knew I could do that. I have mine sitting in the closet, I have'nt used it in over a year!

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Tug Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 2:46pm
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Aghhhhhhh! icon_cry.gif
I just gave mine away icon_cry.gif

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jessfmaldonado Posted 26 Jul 2008 , 3:46pm
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I have a nebulizer and read all of the threads listed above and I still don't understand how you can convert it into a airbrush machine. Do I just buy the airbrush tool and colors? Use the tubing that came with the nebulizer or buy a different tubing? I am so confused. Any help??? This would be great to be able to do to save lots of dough!!!!!!


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ceshell Posted 27 Jul 2008 , 8:20am
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I think this post has your answer?? This is amazing info, I've never noticed these threads about nebulizer's before.

Originally Posted by debsuewoo

Ok.... I bought a air brush off of E-bay (just your basic model, glass bottle, single action) and I got some aquarium hose. I attached the hose to the bottom of the gun and cut a comfortable length for me to use and attached it to the nebulizer. Easy peasy. If you can't get the hose over the connector nub on the nebulizer, use the hose that comes with the nebulizer.... the aquarium hose will slide nicely into the connector on the nebulizer hose. DO NOT cut the nebulizer hose unless you no longer need the machine for breathing treatments!!!! (That's for those of use who get too excited about things and don't think aboaut things until we do them)

Also there's this one, regarding how to get the tubing connected

Originally Posted by fluttercakes

Aha! I see, I see, I see!!! I know why I'm having my problem with connecting a aquarium-type hose to my airbrush! I need this little gem: [photobucket image was deleted/expired...I can only assume it was an adapter, well that's cuz she says so below!]
...and I don't have one! I looked at the airbrushes available through Bakery Crafts, Kroma-Jet, etc and they all had that little adapter thingie! Hopefully I can find one at Home Depot or Lowes...or I can always order one through Airbrush City if need be!

LOL I know I'm not much help by just reposting the info but I think the answer to your specific question seems to be, yes you just buy the airbrush tool and colors...and aquarium tubing which will either fit onto your nebulizer or, if it doesn't, can fit onto the NEBULIZER'S tubing connector...or otherwise you can buy an adapter. You'd just use the airbrush as normal, but instead of connecting it to an air compressor, you're using the nebulizer you already own.

By the way I have zero experience in this so apologies if I'm interpreting that wrong. I just find it fascinating to learn that I might be able to own my own airbrush system for about $5 (since I already have a nebulizer too!)

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TamNan Posted 28 Jul 2008 , 4:03am
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thanks for all the info. I went online and priced air brush pens, $$$. I went to walmart to see if they had any for car pen-striping, just house hold size. Went to Hobby Lobby and was looking at there artist's air brushes and was fixing to go get help to have cabinet unlocked($60 and up). Then I spotted right next the cabinet a "starter" set air brush. I got all I needed 2 jars, wrench, hose, pen. It was $25 and they were having a sale that day for 30% off. I got the whole set for $16!!!! the hose that cake with it had screw ends, but I was able to cut the adaptor off one end of the nebulizer tubing and it fit like a glove on the air brush. I have not had a chance to try it yet, but I am soooo excited to be able to do air brushing now and it only cost me $16. Everybody go to gargae sales and ask friends for unused nebulizers and go to hobby lobby or local craft store and you will save a bundle!!!!! thanks for all help

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