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FAQs – General Tips


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why should I test [insert surface and paint combination here] out before I do my project?
A: This is good advice from a lot of people who have been there before. The stark truth is that you have no clue what’s going to happen and what you’re going to run into. If you’re going to work on a “new-to-you” surface/paint combination, test it out on an unseen area or some material that isn’t the project itself. The pros do it because they know that they’re saving time and money, not to mention grief and frustration.

Q: What’s the biggest problem most people using airbrushes deal with?
A: Cleaning, followed by not cleaning thoroughly. Airbrushes are similar to cars. There are certain things you have to do in order to keep you car and your airbrush running smoothly aside from gas in the tank and paint in the cup. Cars need to have the fluids in the engine and the air in the tires checked every so often. In the same manner, airbrushes need to be rinsed out between colors (or clients as the case may be) and thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis.

Q: I don’t see my question listed here? What do I do now?
A: You can e-mail your question to us at info@iwata-medea.com.


Why are there no prices on your website?

Iwata Medea is the wholesale distributor of Iwata, Medea and Artool products in North and South America, and the UK, and does not sell directly to customers at this time. To purchase Iwata Medea or Artool products, please check our dealer pages for a reseller near you. Or call our customer service team at 503-253-7308 ext. 2000, and we’ll help you find a local reseller.