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The Badger Air-Brush Co USA

Badger Air-Brush Co. has embraced the philosophies of high quality, good value, and superior service since our inception over forty-five years ago. From the people we employ to the products we manufacture, Badger’s dedication to excellence and quality is unmatched.

Every Badger product, at every stage of production, is created with pride and dedication. Each Badger airbrush component is machined to exacting standards, assembled carefully by hand and then tested in use to assure that it not only meets our high standards, but exceeds your expectations. Our research and development teams consistently experiment with new product ideas and designs in order to meet the changing needs and interests of airbrushers of all levels for every purpose.

Furthermore, our commitment to quality and innovation extends beyond the sale of an airbrush. As we have grown, we have established an extensive customer service/dealer network which can promptly provide supplies and replacement parts. In addition, Badger has developed a network of airbrush consultants that continually provide us with feedback from the end user’s perspective. This consultant network also enables Badger to excel as an education and trouble shooting resource for airbrushers of all skill levels. The conscientious manner in which we stand behind our product and the high level of support we offer BADGER airbrush users (and airbrushers in general) are part of what distinguishes BADGER from other airbrush manufacturers.

Badger remains confident in our people, products and philosophy. However, Badger Air-Brush Co. is not content to rest on the past achievements that have made us the leading manufacturer of air brushes in the world. You can count on Badger to continue to push the envelope, through innovative new products, advanced airbrush technology and design, more accessible airbrush education, superior service. . . and a relentless desire to meet your air brushing needs . . . to become and remain your airbrush of choice.

Before choosing an airbrush, consider the factors unique to your particular situation. What type of work will the airbrush be used for? What type of materials will be sprayed through the airbrush?

INTERNAL MIX indicates that air and paint mix inside the airbrush, producing a thoroughly atomized "fine dot" spray pattern.
EXTERNAL MIX indicates that air and paint mix outside the airbrush producing a larger, coarser spray pattern than internal mix airbrushes.
DUAL ACTION refers to airbrushes on which the trigger controls both air and colour (down for air, back for colour) This style airbrush allows for varying line widths while spraying.
SINGLE ACTION refers to airbrushes on which the trigger controls only the air flow. The amount of fluid is regulated by turning the needle adjustment screw. When the trigger is depressed, a pre-set amount of fluid is sprayed.
GRAVITY FEED refers to airbrushes with top-mounted colour cups in which gravity draws paint into the airbrush. Less air pressure (as low as 8-16 PSI) is required to operate this type of airbrush.
BOTTOM FEED refers to airbrushes on which paint enters through a siphon tube or colour cup attached to the bottom of the airbrush. This type of airbrush requires at least 20-30 PSI to operate properly.
SIDE FEED refers to airbrushes on which a small colour cup fits into the side of the airbrush. This type of airbrush requires at least 20 PSI to operate.

Airbrushes are available in varying needle/nozzle configurations accommodating a range of sprayable materials.
Fine: Best suited to spray thinner materials such as water colours, inks, dyes, food colouring and gouache.
Medium: The most popular choice; will spray airbrush ready paints, such as Badger's Air-Opaque, Air-Tex, Modelflex, Freakflex, Nail Flair, Spectra-Tex, and other properly reduced acrylics.
Heavy: Ideal for heavily pigmented and/or higher viscosity materials such as enamels, lacquers, reduced glazes, gesso, and varnish.