Paint Blitzer Tutorial

Here is a full guide on the use of Paint Blitzer to strip paint from your tabletop miniatures! If you have any questions about the process, make sure to get in contact.

You will need

  • A bottle of Paint Blitzer
  • The miniature/s you want to strip
  • A small tub, container or vessel
  • A stiff-bristled synthetic brush (an old toothbrush is ideal!)

Additionally, to clean the miniatures after stripping them, you will need access to a sink with cold running water.

Use

  1. Place the miniature/s you want to strip in your container

2. Give your bottle a shake, then pour the necessary amount of Paint Blitzer to totally submerge the miniature/s

3. Leave to strip. This will take just 30 minutes. However, for different kinds of miniatures, you may want to leave them for up to 2 hours (see Best Practices below)

4. At the sink, remove the miniatures one by one, and scrub them firmly but not roughly with your stiff-bristled synthetic brush. This will cause the remaining paint and Paint Blitzer solution to form a gooey mixture

5. Run the miniature under cold running water and continue to scrub. The gooey mixture will be washed away and reveal the miniature underneath!

6. Give your miniature a final wash with clean cold water and place aside to leave to dry. Repeat steps 4-6 until all your miniatures have been cleaned

If your miniature is not fully cleaned after completing this process, you can do it again with a fresh volume of paint stripper. For information on re-using Paint Blitzer, see our FAQ.

Video Tutorial

Best Practices

  • To ensure your bottle of Paint Blitzer goes as far as possible, we recommend trying to fit as many miniatures in your tub as possible for each job. Providing each miniature is fully exposed to the solution, you can do as many minis in a batch as you like!
  • If possible, you may find it easier to strip your miniature if you seperate it from its base beforehand
  • When scrubbing your model, use discretion. Make sure you scrub firmly enough to fully remove the paint from the recesses of the miniature, and take time to ensure you cover all surfaces. However do not be so rough as to cause abrasion to detail or break parts of your miniature
  • We recommend leaving your miniatures in Paint Blitzer for 30 minutes and no longer than 2 hours. For more information on different kinds of miniatures, see the What can I use it on? section of our FAQ
  • If you are stripping a large collection or army of miniatures, it may be tempting to do them all in one go! However the process requires a certain amount of attention and time for each miniature, so for best results, consider splitting the set of miniatures into batches or groups