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for some reason my spray gun gives a really thin blotchy coat. Am I watering it down too much?
only reason i know for watering down paint is if it's too thick for your spray gun.
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Ahh... that might explain why using regular paint is producing too thin a coat. I'd suggest maybe experimenting with the mix until you find something that works.
I can't think why regular paint couldn't be used but foundations can. Every other spray gun from other maunfacturers can use similar acrylics.
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As stated above all paints work as long as they don't clog the spray head. Also since you didn't mention if you used a can of compressed air or a compressor, if you use a can place the can in a bucket of water to prevent the "freezing" effect when you start using the spray gun.
You can always check if your paint mixture actually "works" by using a good old-fashioned brush. If you still get the thin blotchy coat try mixing up a new batch of paint.
Hope this helps with your coating problem :p
Getting the right mix for any airbrush is a bit of an art form. You're looking for something about the consistency of milk at this point, a little thinner than you'd use to paint with a brush.
What are you using to thin? Water? air brush thinner?
Play around with it. You'll find you will go through a lot more paint using an airbrush, but the results will be smoother all around.
also, make sure to clean your brush after each use!!
i'm using water to thin the paints. I added a but more paint and now its too thick. So i added more water, too thin. Looks like it'll have to be drop at a time untill i get used to it.