Humbrol Enamel & Acrylic Paint and accessories

The enamel solvent-based, fast-dry paint developed for use on plastic model airfix type kits but which can also be used on other substrates including most plastics, wood, glass, ceramics, metal, cardboard, sealed plaster, sealed hardboard and more (always try on a small test area to check suitability).

The Acrylic Paints are a water-based paint with many similar properties.

Available in Matt, Gloss, Satin, Metallic, Clear, Metaltone and Varnish colours.

Also part of the range glues, mediums and finishes designed for plastic models.

PDF Colour Chart

PDF Conversion table

14ml tin covers approx. 0.3m² depending on thickness of application

Brush straight from the tin, two thin coats are preferable to one thick coat. The usual thinning ratio is 2 parts paint to 1 part thinner. 

Airbrush with a suitable thinner such as Humbrol Enamel Thinners.

Note that Metalcote colours are designed to be polished when fully dry.

Drying time:
Gloss: 1-2 hours
Matt & Satin: 20-40 mins touch dry, up to 24 hours for hard dry
Metallics: hard dry in approx. 10 days.

Drying times will vary according to ambient temperature and humidity.

Recoat: 6 hours minimum (preferably overnight)

How to clean:

Brushes: use Humbrol Enamel Thinners
Airbrush: flush thoroughly using Humbrol Enamel Thinners.

Product is permanent once dry.