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airbrushes vs. sprayguns

updated wed 31 jul 96


Vince Pitelka on fri 19 jul 96

Let's clarify our terminology here. The Wagner airless sprayer and the
"Critter" both fit into the category of sprayguns. The question was in regards
to airbrushes, used for masked designs, detail work, and subtle effects of
shading. I go along with an earlier post. The Pasche airbrush set sold by all
the ceramics suppliers is the best one for general ceramic use. It comes with
three different tips, and I have never used any but the largest tip, but it
works great for glazes, underglazes, and oxide washes. Most glazes have to be
thinned a bit to work well in the airbrush.
- Vince
Vince Pitelka -
Appalachian Center for Crafts