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Can I use an airbrush inside?

As said by Tom, you should use a mask to spray indoor. It is quite convenient when you are alone but that does not protect your environment. Also don't forget that if you should be wearing a mask in a ...
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Can I use an airbrush inside?

If you would rather use it indoors, that's fine as long as you wear a mask. If you're doing a lot, consider one of the heavy-duty ones: You can generally buy these anywhere you can buy spray paint or ...
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Why do some artists leave the top off of their airbrush reservoir when painting?

It's likely because it makes it easier to see the consistency of the paint and how much is left, and makes working with the airbrush a little quicker: not only because you don't have to fiddle with ...
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What kind of paper to use for airbrush practice?

The paper you are looking for is "Bond" which has a smooth plate surface. You could also use Hard Press or Hot Press water color paper but that will be more absorbent.
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Strange furry results with airbrush

The paint needs to be thin and uniform for air brushing. That looks like clumps of paint. A few conditions can cause that: The paint is too thick. The paint isn't uniformly thinned, so some of what ...
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How to fix or remove a stuck cone shape airbrush nozzle

The Taiwanese factory sent me an email to help me fix an airbrush having the nozzle stuck in the head cap 15 years ago. The solution is to use a needle-nosed plier: Place the needle-nosed plier's ...
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How much noise does an airbrush compressor make?

Your question is almost impossible to answer, since we don't know how much noise will disturb your family (small baby sleeping? kids running around? partner concentrating on a difficult math problem?)....
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How can I unstick my airbrush needle?

To be honest, I usually just use my teeth in situations like this, because I'm uncouth. In your case, take a pair of pliers with a wide flat set of jaws, and a thick elastic band. Grip the needle with ...
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What purpose do these airbrush accessories serve and how does their use\effect differ?

First those are not airbrush nozzles. They are "Airbrush Cover Assories". They claim to be guides to assist in creating specific effects like a specific line weight or soft cover. Not sure ...
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Airbrush is spitting, uneven droplets of paint, can hear the air spluttering?

Good advice from Henry Taylor in the comments. A clean nozzle and proper thinning are two key things. Another is various problems with air in the wrong amounts and the wrong places. Why Your Spray ...
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Can I stop paint drying in my airbrush nozzle if I leave it to stand for an extended period of time?

The following advice is actually from a website on spray painting nails, but it's the same principle, and seems like a very good way to prevent the airbrush interior from clogging: After each use, ...
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Creating an "oily" effect using acrylic airbrush paints?

In my opinion creating a "shiny" effect with matte paints will always look odd. The human eye is very keen on picking up tiny clues and drawing assumptions from them, so when we see a matte ...
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Can I paint the silicone cover on an LED strip?

You are contending with multiple issues--coating silicone and color/brightness. As fred_dot_u mentioned in a comment, silicone is one of the few things that will stick to silicone. If the surface of ...
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What purpose do these airbrush accessories serve and how does their use\effect differ?

I use the Harder & Steenbeck Infinity (and a couple of other) airbrushes. Most nozzle and needle sets I own for the Infinity came with either a nozzle cap like #3, #4 or #6. As far as I know #4 ...
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No paint coming through airbrush

According to the manual bubbles in the color cup can be from: Loose nozzle cap Improper nozzle to body connection Cracked or damaged nozzle Fixes: finger tighten the nozzle cap reseat the nozzle ...
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What do I need to buy to run an airbrush on this compressor?

You've pretty much answered your own question. The obvious parts are sufficient length of hose, a water/oil trap at the compressor and one close to you and the correct fittings to convert from the ...
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What kind of paper to use for airbrush practice?

I'm relatively new in the hobby and newer with my airbrush, sometimes I use plastic bottles and aluminium cans. I try draw to draw the patterns.
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