Inflating Balloons?

by Cindy
(Houston TX)

Can you inflate balloons with a general type compressor or do you have to use a balloon air compressor? Does the air from one or the other affect the balloons different?

Comments for Inflating Balloons?

Average Rating starstarstarstar

Click here to add your own comments

Rating
starstarstarstarstar
Big difference.
by: Anonymous

The question was about compressors, specifically. Not pumps or inflators.

There's a world of difference between sitting by a loud-as-balls vacuum cleaner-sounding monstrosity and general-purpose compressor that growls while filling the tank, but after gives the gentle hiss we all know and love.

I'm pretty sure you can attach a regulator and pistol-style nozzle meant for helium tanks onto a compressor.

Rating
starstar
Inflating Balloons
by: Margit

Hi Cindy,

I don't think that the quality of the air makes a difference between a normal electrical pump (like the ones you use to blow up a pool or an air mattress) and a specialized balloon inflator. The two important criteria are the nuzzle and the ability to control the air flow.

Please see my answer to a similar question about using an electrical air pump.

Hope that helps,
Margit

Click here to add your own comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Balloon Decorations FAQ.

Recent Articles

  1. How Many 11" Balloon Quads

    I am making 10' Spiral Columns with a 3' round on top. Pretty simple and basic. Just curious to know what the formula is in precisely determining the number

    Read More

  2. Balloon-Decoration-Guide.com's Privacy Policy

    Your privacy is important to us. Read all about our privacy policy here.

    Read More

  3. I love your balloon anchor and watched the video. Now I need supplies!

    When I go to make the balloon anchor, what size balloons do I use for the anchor and what size are the link balloons? Where can I get them in the US?

    Read More