October 23, 2012

In-depth info on paint additives

To understand the properties of paint is imperative for airbrush artists. The best equipment will not make bad paint spray well, especially when attempting to spray fine detail.

Media spray cone of an airbrush

Before going into the hazy realm of mixing the right additives to paint, it is probably helpful if there is some level of understanding of what additives actually do in cooperation (or conflict) with pigment particles inside the brew known as paint. The article that is placed here may be helpful in reaching a higher level of awareness concerning this matter.

As is the case with everything else in life, understanding the complexity of the properties of substances and liquids that are mixed to make a paint, requires some effort. But it may assist artists in choosing the right additives, on which I may elaborate in a future blog entry. The problem that most artist have in this respect, is that few of them own a laboratory where they can test how well or bad the theories that they or someone else has conjured up work in real life.

In general, assumption is the mother of all evil, but to assume less by knowing more, is the best option most artists have, to avoid becoming involved in the evil practice of stirring substances and liquids that allow to do magical things. To reduce the effort, time and frustration that the trial and error method may inflict, getting a grip on what is explained in the article mentioned above, may make an airbrush artist's life somewhat better. Happy reading!

Meanwhile, practitioners of the airbrush trade may want to take a peek at this guy's efforts to figure out what additives work and which ones don't.

 Additives that work and don't work