Paint Blitzer usage tutorial
On this page you will find a full guide on how to use Paint Blitzer to safely, effectively and quickly strip paint, varnish and primer from your tabletop miniatures. If you have any questions about the contents of this guide, feel free to get in touch!
You will need:
- A bottle of Paint Blitzer
- The miniature/s you want to strip
- A small tub or container
- A stiff-bristled synthetic brush
Additionally, to clean the miniatures after stripping them, you will need access to a sink with cold running water.
Place the miniature/s you want to strip in your container
Give your bottle a shake, then pour the necessary amount of Paint Blitzer to totally submerge the miniature/s
Leave to strip. This will take a minimum of 30 minutes. However, for different kinds of miniatures, you may want to leave them for up to 2 hours (see below)
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.
Hold the miniature under cold running water and continue to scrub. The gooey mixture will be washed away and reveal the subject underneath!
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
- 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 separate it from its base beforehand. Please note that Paint Blitzer may not work effectively on basing materials such as flock and PVA.
- 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
- 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