Golden High Flow Acrylics are the exciting new and improved version of the original Golden airbrush color line. These high-intensity transparent colors have an ink-like consistency that flows effortlessly from an airbrush. Great not only for airbrushes but also brushes, refillable markers, dip pens and technical pens. Excellent for illustration and fine detail! High Flow Acrylics offer the following changes over the original airbrush formula:
- More colors! 49 total colors are offered.
- Harder, more durable paint film. Less sensitive after drying.
- Slightly thicker paint formula.High Flow Acrylics spray very well through airbrushes with minimal clogging. The thin viscosity allows for spraying straight out of the container without the need for mediums or modifiers. Recommended tip size is .2mm or larger. If further thinning is required, add small amounts of water or Airbrush Transparent Extender. This paint can be sprayed through an airbrush at 25-50 p.s.i.
AIRBRUSH SPRAYING INSTRUCTIONS
HFAs spray very well through airbrushes with minimal clogging. Some pigments are not well suited for use in airbrushes with small nozzles and fine tips, so refer to the reference chart. Due to pigment particle differences, some colors will spray better than others (see table below.) If thinning is required, add small amounts of water into the paint. When a high degree of extending is required, use the GOLDEN Airbrush Transparent Extender.
Preval sprayers, pump sprayers or other spray equipment not designed for good atomization are likely to produce uneven, slower drying results. Mouth Atomizers are NOT recommended.
Spray Equipment: The thin viscosity allows for spraying straight out of the container without the need for mediums or modifiers. Smaller airbrushes can be sprayed at 25-50 p.s.i. Larger spray equipment should be sprayed in the lower end of the equipment’s recommendations to reduce overspray. HVLP Systems may be used with this paint line, although the nozzle sizes should be smaller, such as 1.4mm to avoid over atomization of spray which can result in a rougher, chalky paint surface.
Masking & Frisket Use: HFAs have excellent resistance to pull-up when removing frisket or tape. When masking, allow underlying paint layers to dry at least 5 minutes or longer depending on paint thickness and drying conditions. Force-drying when masking should be done very cautiously as it can cause the masking films to bubble, warp, or the adhesives to increase their grab to the paint surface. Use hair driers with low air speed and cool temperature settings.
Some low-tack masking films will not adhere sufficiently to the surface of the HFAs. Due to the variety of brands and versions, it is important to test the performance of each frisket and tape to reduce the chance of improper adhesion. Low tack films are prone to lifting during spraying, and high tack films and tapes may pull paint up during removal or repositioning.