So you’ve gotten yourself an airbrush nail kit or are intending to get one and want to learn how to use it. Airbrushing nails is easy to learn and once you get the hang of using the spray gun, you’ll be able to create lots of amazing designs. This article will show you step by step how to airbrush nails as well as some amazing designs for inspiration.
Step 1: Get a stencil if you don’t already have one
Most kits such as this one come with its own stencils. You’ll still be able to airbrush your nails without stencils, but most people find that having one with a variety of designs make things much easier.
Tip: If you don’t have a stencil, you can also make your own by cutting out shapes on a piece of paper.
Step 2: Apply a very thin layer of base coat
Before you do this, be sure to clean your nails with soap and water to remove any oil and dirt. It is important that you get your nails very clean for the airbrush to go on your nails properly.
Once you’ve applied a thin layer of base coat, wait for it to dry completely. The base coat helps colors stick to your nail easily, gives your nails a more even texture, and helps prevent staining and peeling.
Step 3: Airbrush a background color
Spray a desired background color. If you wish. you can also create a gradient by applying a second color and fading it lightly into the first. You can use paper tape to cover the parts of your fingers and nails that you do not want to get paint on.
Tip: If you have regular nail polish lying around, you can use it with your airbrush gun by diluting it with acetone to the consistency of milk
Step 4: Put stencil on nail and spray
Remember to wait for the paint to dry before putting your stencil on.
Step 5: Apply top coat to seal in color
Once your creation has dried, apply a thin layer or two of top coat to seal in the colors and protect your nail art.
Amazing Airbrush Nail Designs for Inspiration
Beautiful gradient with faerie/nature themed stencil
A Halloween-themed design
Colorful flower petals
Amazing Unicorn Nail Art