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Author Topic: Airbrushing White  (Read 2762 times)

Smegalot

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Airbrushing White
« on: July 02, 2012, 06:18:00 AM »

I have always had troubles airbrushing white. And am wondering how others go about getting theirs to work and look so good.

Should it be done in multipul coats? Or do you have the thin the mix more?

Just been a bugging me for ages

thanks in advance
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Re: Airbrushing White
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2012, 07:34:44 AM »

Its a common issue and easily done by spraying multiple thin coats. Make sure they are thin coats as the best way to get even coverage with white is to slowly build it up with multiple coats. Too thick and the coverage will be uneven and the paint will run and pool.

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Re: Airbrushing White
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2012, 08:56:30 AM »

What he said, thin coats and lots of them
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Re: Airbrushing White
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2012, 04:33:01 PM »

I agree with goz and hemish about the thin coats.  The problem with white is you're not sure if the parts you painting are really painted because white's too opaque to see especially if you're using grey primer first so you tend to overspray just to make sure you've really painted it. 

So just go with 1-2 passes per layer and ignore the gut feeling you have that you haven't painted that side yet and let it dry for awhile  ;D
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Re: Airbrushing White
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2012, 07:25:28 PM »

Adequate lighting goes a long way in telling what is wet and what is not :)

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Re: Airbrushing White
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2012, 05:50:03 AM »

Thanks guy's I did have that is it painted or not feeling. Funny though I painted it with natural light.

So many coats I go...lol

But I will day this the airbrush is way cheaper than the spray cans and faster then brush
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Re: Airbrushing White
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2012, 08:55:36 PM »

you could always use the black primer so it'd be easy to spot any uneven area. ^ ^
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Re: Airbrushing White
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2012, 02:39:18 PM »

you could always use the black primer so it'd be easy to spot any uneven area. ^ ^

By doing this, won't you end up with a 'darker' white and end up having to do even more coats?
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Re: Airbrushing White
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2012, 07:53:32 PM »

Yes. Using a white primer such as Tamiyas will also aid with getting an even coverage.

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Re: Airbrushing White
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2012, 03:36:32 PM »

How about drying? When painting white, I have some trouble with thick coats. That means pooling, as well as longer dry times. Which means theres more time for dist and other crap to stick to the paint.
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Re: Airbrushing White
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2012, 01:57:02 PM »

Same here, that's why I asked, nearly tempted to just use a spray can, mind you with practice makes perfect
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Re: Airbrushing White
« Reply #11 on: July 21, 2012, 02:08:18 PM »

@QuangVuong & Smegalot

best way is not to do heavy coat layers while painting white to prevent pooling. 

As for crap sticking, well, I also have that problem since it's dusty in our area but the best solution is to spray indoors with an exhaust fan that goes outside to prevent paint fumes and dust to accumulate inside the room.  There's some DIY (do it yourself) tutorials in making a spray booth with exhaust fan.  I haven't tried it yet though since I'm too lazy to make one haha!
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Re: Airbrushing White
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2012, 10:15:20 PM »

Been wondering about exhaust fan myself, just trying to find the parts locally
« Last Edit: July 21, 2012, 10:16:10 PM by Smegalot »
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