Hola Amigo,

Lately I’ve been getting lots of questions about how to get set up for spray paint art and airbrush.

Folks want to know what paper to use, what compressors to buy. So I’m going to make a post about some of this so you have a guide.

The main questions I get about spray paint art is, how much does it cost to get set up. And the answer is. Well, it depends.

Spray Paint Art Setup

So what does it depend on? Well, first of all, where do you want to paint? If you paint outside, then you are in luck. That’s free! If you want to paint inside, well, you will need some sort of ventilation system. Find out more about ventilation systems here:


You will need a mask. If you use water based paint and do your spray paint art outdoors, all you need is a dust mask. If you use solvent based paint, you will need a half face mask with organic vapor cartridges. See the materials list for some info on those.


The next expense is paint. Again, depending on the brand and how much you use, it will be different. There’s lots of info in the materials list.

OK, on to airbrush!

Airbrush Setup

The main expenses are the compressor, the brushes and the paint. I recommend pancake compressors. For this kind of painting, you need more than a hobby compressor. Just google pancake compressor to see options. It should cost about 100 to 200. The more air that it can hold, the less noisy it will be.

The brushes are called “quick change airbrush” and in the US I get them from Harbor Freight. They are super cheap. Get at least 5 so you have enough bottles. They are about $11 per brush.

There are a lot of other things like hoses and connetors you will need, so if you want to get set up properly, please go to https://airbrushpaintingsecrets.com and get the setup videos so you can get up and running as smoothly as possible.

I hope this has been helpful. Please let me know if you have further questions.

Much love and creativity,

Alisa Amor

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