More precise than spray paint, an airbrush is ideal for fine art, murals, nail art, automotive designs, and stenciling. There are several types of airbrushes, and classification depends on where the paint reservoir is located in relation to the brush tip. Unlike a gravity-feed model, which places the reservoir above and behind the tip, a siphon-feed airbrush positions the reservoir below the brush tip, which allows artists to see over the top of the brush as they work. Also, a siphon-feed reservoir usually holds more paint than a gravity-feed reservoir, making it more advantageous for large-scale projects. Browse our selection of siphon-feed airbrushes below to find the best product for you.
1. Master Airbrush Siphon Feed Set
This Master Airbrush set features three self-centering nozzles measuring 0.3, 0.5 and 0.8 millimeters, giving you a full range of spray pattern options. The siphon bottle holds 3/4 ounce of fluid and is suitable for media of low, medium, and high viscosity. This airbrush’s ergonomic design makes it comfortable to hold for long periods of time, so you can create without interruption.
2. Paasche Airbrush Siphon Feed Set
Paasche’s siphon-feed airbrush is a masterful tool for detail work. The set includes two brush heads measuring 0.38 and 0.66 millimeters. These super-precise nozzles achieve pattern repeats as small as 1/64 inch. While this tool excels at small-scale designs, the siphon feed and dual-action trigger (which allows you to control both paint and air volume) make it a great all-around option. The siphon bottle holds a full 1 ounce of paint. This kit also includes a 6-foot braided air hose, an instruction booklet, and two wrenches for convenient tuning.
3. PointZero Siphon Feed Airbrush Set
PointZero’s airbrush set is a practical choice for educators. For a fraction of the price of other options, you can get a siphon-feed airbrush that performs the same tasks without comprising quality. One caveat: this product has a single-action rather than double-action trigger, so you can’t separately control the flow of air and the release of paint. The design features an external-mix design, so the air and paint blend together in a mist before reaching the tip. This reduces the risk of paint clogging at the nozzle. This kit includes not just one but two siphon-feed bottles, one 6-foot braided air hose, a hose-fitting wrench, instructions, and an e-book airbrushing guide.
4. AW Siphon Feed Airbrush Kit
AW’s entry in the siphon-feed airbrush category is a versatile multipurpose option. The removable needle and nozzle cap and dual-action trigger allow a full range of spray and stippling effects. The nozzle cap features a Teflon O-ring for corrosion resistance, ensuring that this tool will last. The 0.35-millimeter nozzle facilitates precise mark making. The set comes with a portable storage case, a nozzle wrench, an instruction manual, and a pothook.
5. Grex Siphon Airbrush
This airbrush from Grex is the cream of the crop. It includes a 0.3-millimeter nozzle for precise detail work, a dual-action trigger for control over both air and paint volume, an internal paint atomizer, anticorrosion Teflon seals, and a clean, responsive design. An adjustment knob in addition to the dual action trigger makes controlling air and paint flow even easier. Use this airbrush for body painting, automobile stenciling, cake decorating, and much more.