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GrandKenyon8419 Oct 2012 10:56 a.m. PST

Can you use normal vallejo paints in an airbrush? With just normal paint thinner?

Petrov Inactive Member19 Oct 2012 11:06 a.m. PST

I do, 50/50 with vallejo paint thinner. Still clogs often though.

Ken Portner Inactive Member19 Oct 2012 11:21 a.m. PST

Can you use normal vallejo paints in an airbrush? With just normal paint thinner?

Just did this last weekend.

I used Createx "Wicked Reducer" to thin the paint. You can also use Createx "Illustration Base." This stuff is designed to thin paints for airbrushes. It worked well enough and didn't clog.


Createx makes a lot of airbrush paints and accessories. I expect their products are a bit cheaper than Vallejo's too.

(By the way, Createx doesn't do military colors as far as I can tell and so they're not a good source of the colors wargamers or military modellers usually need).


Just Google Createx and you'll find their website which has lots of information.

CraigH19 Oct 2012 2:12 p.m. PST

I've thinned it with windshield washer fluid – but I've heard that isn't the best idea due to breathing in the fumes.

Luisito19 Oct 2012 2:15 p.m. PST

just dillute the paint with distilled water. It Worked for me.

SpleenRippa21 Oct 2012 4:09 a.m. PST

I also use distilled water, with a couple drops of Windex added to the jar to help prevent the paint from drying in/around the needle.

eptingmike23 Oct 2012 7:05 p.m. PST

I use Liquitex airbrush medium. Just blew some Vallejo Dark German Camo Green and Vallejo Game color mid-brown(can't quite remember the name)not two hours ago. Good times!!
I have used windex in the past and while it was fine, when I consider that I use it to clean the paint out of my brush, well, it puts just enough worry in the back of my mind that I moved on.

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