- Spray Equipment: The thin viscosity allows for
spraying straight out of the container without the need for mediums or
modifiers. Smaller airbrushes can be sprayed at 25-50 p.s.i. Larger
spray equipment should be sprayed in the lower end of the equipment's
recommendations to reduce overspray. HVLP Systems may be used with this
paint line, although the nozzle sizes should be smaller, such as 1.4mm
to avoid over “atomization” of spray which can result in a rougher,
chalky paint surface.
Preval sprayers, pump sprayers or other spray equipment not designed
for good atomization are likely to produce uneven, slower drying
Mouth Atomizers are NOT recommended.
- Masking & Frisket Use: Golden High Flow Acrylic paints have excellent
resistance to “pull-up” when removing frisket or tape. When masking,
allow underlying paint layers to dry at least 5 minutes or longer
depending on paint thickness and drying conditions. Force-drying when
masking should be done very cautiously as it can cause the masking films
to bubble, warp, or the adhesives to increase their grab to the paint
surface. Use hair driers with low air speed and cool temperature
Some low-tack masking films will not adhere sufficiently to the surface
of the Golden High Flow Acrylic paints. Due to the variety of brands and versions, it is important
to test the performance of each frisket and tape to reduce the chance of
improper adhesion. Low tack films are prone to lifting during spraying,
and high tack films and tapes may pull paint up during removal or
Golden High Flow Acrylic paints Replace the Discontinued GOLDEN Airbrush Colors: The
GOLDEN Airbrush Color Paint line is discontinued in December, 2013.
The HFAs offer a larger range of color choice, but there are some
differences between the two paint lines regarding spraying.
- 49 colors offered in HFA.
- No “Opaque” naming convention in the HFAs. There will be
“Transparent” colors but in HFA’s the full strength colors of the same
name will have the same coverage as their Airbrush Color counterpart.
- Harder, more durable paint film. HFA’s are less sensitive after dry than Airbrush Colors.
- Slightly thicker paint formula. Add small amounts of water to thin as needed.
The Golden High Flow Acrylics are a larger range of color choices compared to the
GOLDEN Airbrush Colors paints, but some previous colors are not carried
over into the new paint line.