How Do I Get An Even Airbrush Color ??

Decorating By bumbledee Updated 4 Dec 2008 , 5:22pm by tiggy2

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bumbledee Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 6:36am
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Hi, I just got an airbrush and I´ve been trying to get different effects with it, but I´m having trouble getting the color I need, either is too light and splatterd or too dark and spotty. Do you have any tips on how I can get a better finish on to airbrushed buttercream??


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lifonahil Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 6:58am
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I have the same questions. So here is a bump.

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Frankyola Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 7:11am
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Anyone? icon_smile.gificon_wink.gif

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kakeladi Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 10:33am
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It takes lots of practice icon_smile.gif
Use paper towels or color book pic for practice.
You have to learn how far back away from the pic/cake to hold it. Use steady pressure for even coverage. Use a turntable if doing a cake.
Are you using ab colors? Not gels thinned.
Sometimes I put the cake on a turntable and give it a spin so it's turning fast and hold the ab steady. Gives a nice thin coat of color.
If the color is splattered your needle might not be seated right or is dirty Have you taken it apart yet?

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tiggy2 Posted 4 Dec 2008 , 5:22pm
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The splattering may be caused by the brand of airbrush you have. Some are better the others. I know the aztec gives a much nicer finish then the kopykake. As far as even coverage, you need to start and stop off the cake Begin spraying before you reach the cake and stop after you are past the cake (does that make sense)?

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