This is my first air brush. First tried it with thinned latex hi-gloss enamel. I had to thin it quite a bit. Even then the tip clogs every 1 or two minutes during use. I just kept wiping it off and spraying water through, using the large bottle for water, it to clear it. It took quite a while to spray about 1 square foot of a sample piece of wood with an adequately thick coating. But it did work. Next I tried some thinned acrylic craft paint on the same already painted sample. That worked quite well. Cleaning was very easy because there are only a few small parts to clean. Lastly I used it to spray clear satin and high gloss Polycrylic. I had to thin it just a little. That worked out great. I put about 6 coats of Polycrylic on a set of DIY wooden, stained drawer pulls. That worked out extremely well and the airbrush was extremely easy to clean. I played around only a little using it the way artists use an air brush, drawing lines, dots and fading effects etc. I actually bought it to use instead of buying spray cans of petroleum based paint for small things.