Airbrushing has come a long way while the design of the airbrush has pretty much stayed the same. Sure there have been some modifications and tweaking of the airbrush here and there but generally it hasn’t changed much. What has changed is the many uses that have been found for the airbrush. It is now being used for cake decorating, temporary tattoos, T-Shirt designs, model building, makeup application, Spray tanning and that’s not even mentioning the custom automotive and motorcycle paint industry. The reason so many people, artists and craftsman are using the airbrush now is because it is finally being understood that learning how to use the airbrush is relatively easy.

If you want a simple to use airbrush then I would recommend a single airbrush action airbrush. The single action means that the paint and air are dispersed from the airbrush in one push (single action) on the trigger. The paint volume is controlled by a knob that is usually located on the tail of the airbrush barrel. This knob adjusts the position of a needle inside the tip of the airbrush. Single Action Airbrush uses: spray tanning, model building, makeup application or when using a stencil.

If you would like to have more control of how much paint comes out then you would want to get a dual action airbrush. The dual action gives you the ability to control how much paint is being applied. When you push down on the airbrush trigger it releases the air and when you pull back (dual action) it allows the paint to flow. The further you pull back on the trigger while it is being pressed the more paint that will come out of the airbrush. Dual Action Airbrush uses: Airbrushing T-shirts, Custom automotive paint, cake decorating, detailed illustrations.