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.

  • Badger
  • Grex
  • Iwata
  • Paasche
  • Sparmax

Badger

  • Badger 350

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Spirit

    BADGER SPIRIT

    Action Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1/3 oz Side feed color cup

    Uses: Auto graphics, detail work

  • Badger Velocity

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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 Airbrush

    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 Airbrush

    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 XA Single Action Airbrush

    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 XT Pistol Single Action Airbrush

    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 XB Double Action Airbrush

    GREX GENESIS XB

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Medium to heavy fluids

    Paint Delivery: 1 oz Bottom siphon feed

    Fluid Nozzle: 0.3 mm

    Uses: Auto graphics, cosmetics, figurines, fine art, illustration, textile work, woodworks

  • Grex X1000 Spray Gun Airbrush

    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 DOUBLE ACTION AIRBRUSH

    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 DOUBLE ACTION AIRBRUSH

    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 DOUBLE ACTION AIRBRUSH

    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 DOUBLE ACTION SIDE FEED AIRBRUSH

    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 DOUBLE ACTION SIDE FEED AIRBRUSH

    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 Airbrush

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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+ AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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+ AIRBRUSH

    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+ AIRBRUSH

    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+ AIRBRUSH

    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+ AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 #N2000 AIRBRUSH

    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 #N4500 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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-TR-1/TR2 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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

    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 AIRBRUSH

    SPARMAX DH103

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: Gravity feed cup

    Uses: Fine art, illustration, photo retouching

  • SPARMAX DH125 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    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 AIRBRUSH

    SPARMAX FLYER

    Action/Mix: Double/Internal

    Paint: Thin to medium fluids

    Paint Delivery: Bottle feed

    Uses: Craft, textile work