Today I decided to look for a paint rack for my Minitaire Airbrush Paints as well as the Citadel and P3 paints that I have.
After doing some extensive research, I decided to compile a guide of the various options available on the market right now.
The Paint Rack – Back2Base-IX
One of the first acrylic paint storage racks I came across was from a company called Back2Base-IX.com.
Back2Base-Ix carries a selection of different types of paint storage rack solutions made from either Coloured Acrylic or Medium Density Fibre Board.
Here’s an example of one of their Coloured Acrylic racks:
And here’s another one of their racks made from the Medium Density Fibre Board.
The Back2Base-IX paint racks range in price from around $35 for a single rack to around $200 for a full rack system.
For a full listing of the various paint racks available from Back2Base-Ix, check out their website by clicking here.
Inverted 72 Dropper Bottle Paint Rack – Ironheart Artisans
The next paint rack solution I took a look at was from a company called Ironheart Artisans.
Here’s a picture of the solution they offer:
This paint rack holds 72 dropper bottles, facing dowards, and costs about $30.
To learn more about this product, check out the Ironheart Artisans website by clicking here.
Workstation Combo – Hobby Tools Australia
The next pain rack solution I found was from a company called Hobby Tools Australia.
Here’s a picture of their Workstation Combo solution:
This product sells for about $100, and you can find it by clicking here.
They also have another one called the Master Workstation Combo which you can see here:
This one sells for about $220 and you can find it by clicking here.
Mini and Full Monty – TGJ Hobbies
The next paint rack solution I took a look at is from TGJ Hobbies who carries a range of customizable high-end paint racks.
Here’s one of their products, called the Mini Monty:
This paint rack cost about $125 and you can learn more about it by clicking here.
Here’s another one of their solutions, called the Full Monty:
The Full Monty sells for around $175, and you can learn more about it by clicking here.
Modular Paint Stand System – HobbyZone.pl
Finally, the last modular paint rack system I found was from a company called HobbyZone.pl based out of Poland.
This is a picture example of their modular system assembled in various different ways.
These sets cost anywhere between $25 – $75, depending on what combination of racks you want to purchase.
The only challenge I found with ordering from HobbyZone.pl is that shipping to Canada / US is about $50, which is too bad because outside of that their product pricing is really good.
To learn more about their products, click here.
After doing my research I still haven’t decided which paint storage rack solution is going to be the best for me.
I definitely want to get something to organize my paints, but I’m not 100% sure yet if I want a system that holds a lot of paints on my painting table or if I want to purchase or build a wall-mounted paint rack system instead.
There are some pretty simple wall-mounted system designs that I think I could build myself for relatively cheap, but that would mean that I would have to get up out of my seat and walk over to the wall to pick the paints that I will be painting with before or during each painting session.
This may not be a big deal since I will most likely only be painting with a select set of paints at any given time, but I still have to think about it some more to figure out the best solution for my hobby room.
I do like the convenience of having the paints on a paint rack sitting on my painting table, but then that would also mean that it is taking up space on my table.
Ultimately I may need to combine the two types of systems, building a wall-mounted rack to store the majority of my paints, and then just take the 5 or 10 or 15 paints that I will be using during a session down to the table and keep those organized in some sort of desk paint rack organizer.
What do you think is the best way to keep your paints organized?
What sort of system are you using?
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