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The Best Airbrush Kit Reviews

This Article examines some of the most popular complete airbrush kits. We examine what features different makes and models of airbrush kit have. We also look at what is included in this kit, as this can range widely as some products contain things like multiple air brush guns. Others come with several colors of paint, and thinning/cleaning solutions. This can be contrasted with other kits that only come with the basics. Like an airbrush gun and a compressor.

The Contenders

These are the kits that we are looking at.

Airbrush Kit Compressor (hp) Paint Colors Airbrush Guns (number) Price
Master Airbrush Professional Cool Running Airbrush Kit
1/6 6 3 $139.99
Master Airbrush Professional Deluxe Airbrush Kit
1/6 6 3 $129.96
Master Airbrush Standard Airbrush Kit
1/5 6 3 $119.96

What is Airbrushing

Airbrushing involves spraying superfine particles of liquid paint onto a surface. Pressurized air is forced through a venturi. (A venturi is a device that contains a restricted section. The restricted section causes a drop in air pressure) Due to the drop in pressure, the venturi acts like a vacuum pump. This allows it to pull liquid paint from an external reservoir. The paint is mixed with air and  transformed into very fine particles which is sprayed out of a nozzle. This works on a very similar principle to the way that a carburetor on a combustion engine works.



Finding The Best Airbrush

Airbrush kits can be used for a variety of techniques. They can also be used on many different types of objects. Some common uses include airbrushing cars, motorcycles and other metal objects. Some people enjoy straight art airbrushing on canvas, paper, or wood. The advantage of using airbrush over other techniques is that the tool never actually makes contact with the surface of the artwork. The rate of spray as will as the width of the stream can also be adjusted. This allows incredibly smooth transitions and gradients to be created. If stencils are used, sharp lines can be created. Combining different airbrush techniques, like layering, friskets, and masking, can allow for all kinds of unique special effects.

What A Standard Airbrush Kit Comes With

While there is a wide range of items that come with products that are marketed as an airbrush kit, there are some common things that are found in almost all of the ones we looked at.

The Airbrush

This is probably the most important component of the kit. This is the tool itself that mixes the paint with compressed air and sprays it through a nozzle. Some kits come with multiple airbrushes that have different capabilities. Some kits contain one airbrush for large areas, one for small details, and one that is in between. Some models of airbrush are gravity-fed, which is great for detail work, as they require less air pressure. Others contain syphon fed brushes, which pull paint up from a bottom mounted reservoir.

The Airbrush Air Compressor

The airbrush compressor is the heart of an airbrush set-up. It provides the stream of compressed air that is run through the airbrush. There are a wide variety of air compressors available. The ones that are design for airbrushing tend to be quieter and have less pulsation that many other air compressors. They also tend to be relatively smaller in power output than those used for more heavy duty applications. Many of the kits that we looked at contained air compressors with ⅕ of a horsepower or less.

The Reservoir Bottle

Connection Hoses

Airbrush Paint

Airbrush Paint Thinner and Brush Cleaner

Bonus Items

What A Standard Airbrush Kit Doesn’t Come With

As great as it is to buy a “kit”, sometimes they don’t actually contain everything you need to get started. Here are some of the additional things that you should consider purchasing. Then you will be able to begin practising airbrushing right away.

The Airbrush Kits

Below You will find a list of some of the most popular airbrush kits.

Master Airbrush Professional Cool Running Kit

The Professional 3 Airbrush System Kit with G22, G25, E91 Master Airbrushes & TC-40 Air Compressor, 6 Primary Colors US Art Supply Paint Set comes with almost everything you will need to start creating.

What is in The Kit

A list of everything that is contained in the kit. The really nice thing about this kit is that it comes with paint.

Pros

Some of the things that we really like about this product.

Cons

Some of the things you should consider before purchasing this airbrush.

Master Airbrush Professional Deluxe Airbrush Kit

Master Airbrush Professional 3 Airbrush System with Compressor and 6 Color Primary Paint Set (Office Product)


List Price: $129.96 USD
New From: $129.96 USD In Stock
Used from: $110.47 USD In Stock

The Master Airbrush Professional 3 Airbrush System with Compressor and 6 Color Primary Paint Set comes with almost everything you will need to start creating.

What is in The Kit

A list of everything that is contained in the kit.

Pros

Some of the things that we really like about this product.

Cons

Some of the things you should consider before purchasing this airbrush.

Master Airbrush Standard Airbrush Kit

The Master Airbrush Standard Airbrush Kit comes with almost everything you will need to start creating.

What is in The Kit

A list of everything that is contained in the kit.

Pros

Some of the things that we really like about this product.

Cons

Some of the things you should consider before purchasing this airbrush.