How to setup your wet palette for miniature painting?


Learn how to setup and use your wet palette with the talented pro-painter Angel Giraldez. A wet palette is an important tool used by miniature painters to keep acrylic paints moist for longer. And this tutorial will show you how to set up your wet palette properly for miniature painting.


How to setup your wet palette?

To start, take the hydration foam pad and put it inside the wet palette.

Then you fill the palette with water- It’s the key step in the entire process. So if you are not adding enough water, the paint will dry. But you should ensure the hydration foam pad is absolutely waterlogged. The line of water should be at the top line of the foam pad.

Then add a hydration paper. Smooth it down with the side of your hand or a card. If you are using a v2 Everlasting Wet Palette, use a reusable membrane during your wet palette setup instead.

Let’s paint 

So your wet palette is setup, you‘re now ready to paint! Put some paint on the palette and start painting. And you can also use the wavy to add some paint or use it as a brush holder.

A dry palette is ancient painting technology. It may be any surface that you can place acrylic paint on before applying it to a model. The dry palette is “dry” in that there is no extra moisture coming from the palette itself. This kind of palette could be wood, glass, ceramic, or metal. A dry palette for painting miniatures allows an artist to place paint on a “working surface”. This provides an opportunity for the painter to adjust the loaded paint on the brush. Read on for more details on why a dry palette is important for painting miniatures. And, in many cases, superior to a wet palette.

Then after your painting session, simply close your wet palette. It will keep your paint wet for hours or even days. The next time you paint, wet palette setup will be even faster!

So the Redgrass Games wet palette is the best you can get as you can mix the paint and save it for your next painting session.

Angel Giraldez is using the Everlasting Wet Palette Painter Lite.

Visit to find the wet palette size that suits you the best.

But for more tips, watch the complete wet palette setup video or follow Angel Giraldez on youtube to learn from one of the world’s best miniature painters!