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Dispelling the Airbrushing myth

Dispelling the Airbrushing myth

There seem to be some big misconceptions about airbrushing at Mitzvah's and Corporate events. People develop certain myths or stereotypes about certain things.

Today we will be dispelling a few of those myths and stereotypes about airbrushing. 1. It’s done with spraypaint or like street art. This may be my biggest pet peave; when folks make airbrushing tantamount with street art or graffiti. Graffiti is decades old and has evolved in its own right, but airbrushing is to grafitti what roller skates are to skiing. They have similarities but there are differences that are too volumunous to count.


Airbrush artist can do everything a graffiti artist does, but with more precision and detail. Airbrush art doesn't use rattle cans the way a graffiti artist does, which minimizes odor. Airbrushing makes it possible for this type of work to be produced inside for everyone to enjoy. For a live event for everyone to enjoy, there is no comparison between the two.


2. Airbrush Events are messy and smelly! This misconception stems in some way from the last one. Airbrush art is not graffiti and our artists use controlled air to project paint; not aeresol. This allows for precise control which maintains a tidy and neat station. Airbrush uses a very direct and clean approach actually very little paint is even used in airbrush art. Paint is not flying through the air. Airbrushed designs can be more fine-tuned then those you would make with aerosol. Plus there are lots of other benefits too.

You could have an airbrush event inside of a building as there are little to no fumes from the airbrush tool. The type of paint the artists use, dissipates quickly in the air if it doesn’t hit an item’s surface so there is no mess and no smell. In addition to this, the paints are non-toxic and water-based. On top of that, Airbrush Events also carries liability insurance for any venues that may request it. We’ve had events in synagogues, Ritz Carlton and Disney properties and have never had any mess issues. We are so confident in our artist’s training and precautions that we don’t use tarps or blankets on the floors, the damage would be on us, so we make sure there is absolutely no mess.3. The designs wash awayJust because the paint used is water-based that doesn’t mean it’s temporary. All of the blends of paint we use stay very cleanly on the items to which they have been applied to. Each airbrushed merchandise contains a special label with specialty care instructions. These instructions are very simple, they involve using a dry iron on the design to heat it up and to seal it even more permanently to the item that has been designed. If not done, the paint may fade slightly but certainly not wash away. In fact, your airbrushed merch will not bleed in the laundry. Airbrush paint is a little like house paint, if you end up getting house paint on your pants that’s not coming out. So your designs are here to stay!4. It’ll take too long or be boringOur trained airbrush artists have a lot of additional experiences that are great for events. They specialize in making the process as fast and as entertaining as possible. For most designs, it only takes 2-3 minutes to finish. It’s like watching a chef cook your meal in front of you. The benefit to this is that you can have the artists change the design on the fly, want blue instead of pink? Just ask and they can whip it up, right away. 5 minutes after being painted, they are already dry and ready to be worn. Most people end up wearing them right at the event. The majority of people who attend our events and have something made, talk about how cool it was to see their design come to life before their very eyes! Want to see for yourself? Check out the video below !5. It’s just for kidsThis is possibly the biggest misconception about airbrush art out there! Art and cool merchandise combined together plus an entertaining show is some good fun for people of all ages. You’ll love watching your custom hat or tee being created right in front of you. Plus the crowds we see at corporate events are often more wild and enthusiastic about airbrush than those at more child-oriented events like bar mitzvahs.We hope that this list has cleared up all of the major misconceptions that you may have believed about airbrushed art and events. DO believe the hype! Hiring a team like Airbrush Events will bring a huge amount of enjoyment and creativity to any event. You will be the talk of the town for having the best event around. Book us today!


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