Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

AIRBRUSH - Pottery, sprays.

ca: AERÒGRAF – Cerámica, Polvoritzador.

es: AERÓGRAFO – Cerámica, pulverizador.

Airbrush: small gun sprayer using compressed air to spray liquids, colors, glaze-bases, glazes with color, etc. It works the same way as a blow gun and is useful for applying colors delicately in small quantities or areas. There are two types of spray guns.

a) With a suction tank underneath (single action).
There is a push button to activate the flow of air so the paint comes out through the nozzle onto the surface which has to be painted.

b) With gravity tank (double action)
The paint starts to flow when the button is pulled backward and the amount of paint depends on how far you pull the knob.

Note: It is important to clean the airbrush after each use. Follow the instructions that come with it to clean it properly, otherwise the nozzles become clogged.

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