How to Choose an Airbrush

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Airbrushing is a great way to create detailed designs on just about any surface. When choosing an airbrush that meets your needs, it’s important to consider a key few factors including internal or external mixing, single or dual action, tip sizes, and whether your airbrush is gravity or siphon fed. Use our comprehensive guide to select the airbrush that is right for your skill level and project goals. Have further questions? Check out our airbrush FAQs.

  • Badger
  • Grex
  • Iwata
  • Paasche
  • Sparmax

Badger

  • BADGER 350

    Action/Mix: Single/External

    Paint: Heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: Attachable 3/4 oz jar, additional 2 oz jar with cover, 1/4 oz color cup

    Uses: Craft, hobby

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  • BADGER 150

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: Attachable 3/4 oz jar, additional 2 oz jar with cover, 1/4 oz color cup

    Uses: Auto graphics, craft, hobby

  • BADGER 155

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: Attachable 3/4 oz jar, additional 3/4 oz jar with cover, 1/4 oz color cup

    Uses: Auto graphics, craft, hobby, ceramics, cosmetics, textile work

  • BADGER 360

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Medium to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: Attachable 3/4 oz jar, additional 3/4 oz jar with cover

    Uses: Auto graphics, general purpose, textile work

  • BADGER RAGE

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: 3/4 oz Siphon feed bottles

    Uses: Auto graphics, detail work

  • BADGER VELOCITY

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to Medium Fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/3 oz Side feed color cup

    Uses: Auto graphics, detail work

  • BADGER SOTAR 2020

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/12 oz cup Top Gravity Feed

    Uses: Auto graphics, detail work

  • BADGER PATRIOT 105

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/3 oz Top gravity feed

    Uses: Custom art, graphic arts, illustration

  • BADGER CRESCENDO 175

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: Bottom siphon feed

    Uses: Custom art, illustration, textile work

  • BADGER KROME RK-1

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: Bottom siphon feed

    Uses: Custom art, illustration, textile work


Grex

  • GREX TRITIUM TG

    Action Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: Top gravity feed. 1/20 oz, 1/4 oz, or 1/2 oz cups with lid

    Fluid Nozzle: Available in 0.2 mm, 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm

    Uses: Auto graphics, body art, fine art, illustration, murals, textile work, woodworks

  • GREX TRITIUM TS

    Action Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: Side Siphon 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1oz cup with lid

    Fluid Nozzle: Available in 0.2 mm, 0.3 mm, 0.5 mm

    Uses: Auto graphics, body art, fine art, illustration, murals, textile work, woodworks

  • GREX GENESIS XA

    Action/Mix: Single/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: Top gravity 1/4 oz

    Fluid Nozzle: 0.3 mm

    Uses: Auto graphics, body art, fine art, illustration, murals, textile work, woodworks

  • GREX GENESIS XT

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: Side gravity 1/4 oz and 1/2 oz cup with lid

    Fluid Nozzle: 0.35 mm

    Uses: Auto graphics, body art, fine art, illustration, murals, textile work, woodworks

  • GREX X1000

    Action/Mix: Spray gun

    Paint: Medium to heavy fluids and varnishes

    Paint Delivery: Side gravity feed 8.5 oz

    Fluid Nozzle: 1 mm

    Uses: Auto graphics, background spraying, murals

  • GREX XGI2.ES

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/20 oz Top Gravity feed

    Fluid Nozzle: 0.2 mm

    Uses: Auto graphics, body art, fine art, illustration, murals, textile work, woodworks

  • GREX XGI3.ES

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/4 oz top gravity feed

    Fluid Nozzle: 0.3 mm

    Uses: Auto graphics, body art, fine art, illustration, murals, textile work, woodworks

  • GREX XSI3.ES

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/4 oz Side feed

    Fluid Nozzle: 0.3 mm

    Uses: Auto graphics, body art, fine art, illustration, murals, textile work, woodworks

  • GREX XSI3 ERGONOMIC TOP FEED

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/20oz, 1/4oz, 1/2 oz top gravity feed

    Fluid Nozzle: 0.3 mm

    Uses: Auto graphics, body art, fine art, illustration, murals, textile work, woodworks

  • GREX XSI3 ERGONOMIC SIDE FEED

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/4 oz, 1/2 oz, 1oz side gravity feed

    Fluid Nozzle: 0.3 mm

    Uses: Auto graphics, body art, fine art, illustration, murals, textile work, woodworks


Iwata

  • IWATA REVOLUTION SAR

    Action/Mix: Single/Internal

    Paint: Medium to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1 oz bottle siphon feed

    Uses: Auto graphics, general purpose, textile work

  • IWATA CUSTOM MICRON B

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/16 oz gravity feed cup

    Uses: Fine art, illustration, photo retouching

  • IWATA CUSTOM MICRON CM-C+

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/3 oz gravity feed cup

    Uses: Fine art, illustration, photo retouching

  • IWATA HI-LINE HP-BH

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/16 oz gravity feed cup

    Uses: Fine art, illustration, photo retouching

  • IWATA HI-LINE HP-CH

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/3 oz gravity feed cup

    Uses: Fine art, illustration, photo retouching

  • IWATA HI-LINE HP-TH

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/2 oz top gravity feed cup

    Uses: Costume application, special effects

  • IWATA HP PLUS B+

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/16 oz gravity feed cup

    Uses: Illustration

  • IWATA HP PLUS BC+

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin fluids

    Paint Delivery: Siphon feed 3/4 oz glass jar

    Uses: Auto graphics, general purpose, textile work

  • IWATA HP PLUS C+

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/3 oz gravity feed cup

    Uses: Illustration

  • IWATA H PLUS SB+

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/8 oz side feed cup

    Uses: Illustration

  • IWATA ECLIPSE HP-BCS

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 2 oz siphon feed cup

    Uses: General purpose, high paint flow

  • IWATA ECLIPSE HP-BS

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/3 oz gravity feed cup

    Uses: Fine art, fingernail art

  • IWATA ECLIPSE HP-CS

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/3 oz gravity feed cup

    Uses: Auto graphics, general purpose, textile work

  • IWATA ECLIPSE G-SERIES G6

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: Two 3 oz side feed bottles

    Uses: Auto graphics, large studio work, murals

  • IWATA ECLIPSE G-SERIES G3

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 4 oz top gravity feed

    Uses: Auto graphics, large studio work, murals

  • IWATA ECLIPSE G-SERIES G5

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 7.5 oz top gravity feed

    Uses: Auto graphics, large studio work, murals

  • IWATA NEO BCN

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: Siphon feed 1 oz big mouth bottle

    Uses: Fine art, general purpose, painting, textile work

  • IWATA NEO CN

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/3 & 1/16 oz gravity feed cups

    Uses: Hobbies, illustration, photo retouching

  • IWATA NEO TRN1

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: Interchangeable 1/3 oz, and 1/16 oz gravity feed funnel cups

    Uses: General purpose

  • IWATA NEO TRN2

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: Interchangeable 1/4 oz, and 1/2 oz side feed funnel cups

    Uses: General purpose

  • IWATA REVOLUTION HP-BCR

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: 2 oz siphon feed bottle

    Uses: Auto graphics, general purpose, textile work

  • IWATA REVOLUTION HP-CR

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/3 oz gravity feed cup

    Uses: Auto graphics, general purpose, textile work

  • IWATA REVOLUTION HP-TR1/TR2

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: TR1 has a 1/3 oz side cup, TR2 has a 1/2 oz side cup

    Uses: Auto graphics, general purpose, textile work

  • IWATA RG-3

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 4 oz side mounted top gravity feed

    Uses: Auto graphics, large studio work, murals


Paasche

  • PAASCHE MODEL H

    Action/Mix: Single/External

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/4 oz siphon feed cup

    Uses: Craft, hobby

  • PAASCHE MILENNIUM MIL-3

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Medium to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/4 oz siphon feed cup

    Uses: Auto graphics, general purpose, textile work

  • PAASCHE MODEL VL

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/4 oz siphon feed cup

    Uses: Auto graphics, general purpose, textile work

  • PAASCHE MODEL VLST PRO

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/4 oz siphon feed cup

    Uses: Auto graphics, general purpose, textile work

  • PAASCHE TALON AIRBRUSH

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 2/5 oz gravity feed cup

    Uses: Detail work


Sparmax

  • SPARMAX DH103

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: Gravity feed cup

    Uses: Fine art, illustration, photo retouching

  • SPARMAX DH125

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: Gravity feed cup, and side feed capability

    Uses: Fine art, illustration, textile work

  • SPARMAX GP35

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: Gravity side feed with two metal cups

    Uses: Cosmetics, craft, fine art

  • SPARMAX GP50

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: Side feed with two metal cups

    Uses: Craft, general purpose, hobby, textile work

  • SPARMAX SP35

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin fluids

    Paint Delivery: Gravity top feed

    Uses: Cake decorating, craft, fine art, fingernail art, small scale projects

  • SPARMAX FLYER

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: Bottle feed

    Uses: Craft, textile work