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Speed Up Your Miniature Painting Process with SpeedPaints from The Army

Speed Up Your Miniature Painting Process with SpeedPaints from The Army

Posted by Allen on 20th Mar 2023


As a wargaming enthusiast, you know that painting your miniature figures can be a time-consuming process. However, a well-painted army can make all the difference in the tabletop gaming experience. That's where SpeedPaints from The Army Painter come in – they're designed to help you achieve fantastic results with less time and effort. In this blog post, we'll explore the benefits of using SpeedPaints and share some tips for getting the most out of these innovative paints.

What are SpeedPaints?

SpeedPaints are a range of specially formulated acrylic paints from The Army Painter that allow you to quickly and easily apply basecoats, shading, and highlights to your miniature figures. These paints come in a variety of colors and are designed to work seamlessly with The Army Painter's existing line of acrylics, washes, and effects. With SpeedPaints, you can significantly cut down on the time spent painting your miniatures without sacrificing quality.

Benefits of SpeedPaints

1.Time-saving: SpeedPaints are designed to streamline the painting process, allowing you to achieve professional-looking results in a fraction of the time it would take using traditional methods.

2.Consistency: With their smooth, self-leveling formula, SpeedPaints provide a consistent finish, helping to eliminate brushstrokes and ensuring even coverage.

3.Versatility: SpeedPaints can be used on a wide range of miniature materials, including plastic, metal, and resin, making them suitable for all types of wargaming figures.

4.Easy to use: SpeedPaints are beginner-friendly and can be easily applied using a brush or airbrush.

Tips for Using SpeedPaints

1.Preparation: Before applying SpeedPaints, make sure your miniature is clean and primed. A good primer will help the paint adhere better and provide a consistent surface for the SpeedPaints to work on. It is reccomended that you base your models with white primer.  Other colors of primer will give different results than expected.

2.Shake well: SpeedPaints can separate over time, so it's essential to shake the bottle well before use to ensure the paint is properly mixed.

3.Thin coats: Apply thin, even coats of SpeedPaints, allowing each layer to dry before applying the next. This will help you achieve a smooth, consistent finish without obscuring the miniature's details.

4.Use a wet palette: A wet palette can help extend the working time of your SpeedPaints, making it easier to blend colors and achieve smooth transitions between shades.

5.Complementary products: To enhance the look of your miniatures, consider using complementary products from The Army Painter, such as washes, metallics, and effects. These products can help you achieve even more depth and realism in your finished figures.


SpeedPaints from The Army Painter are an excellent addition to any wargamer's painting arsenal, offering a faster and more efficient way to paint miniatures without sacrificing quality. By following the tips outlined in this blog post, you can make the most of these innovative paints and create stunning, tabletop-ready figures in no time. Don't forget to visit for a wide range of miniatures, paints, and accessories, including The Army Painter's SpeedPaints, to help you bring your wargaming creations to life. Happy painting!