paintRack 4+

A virtual paint rack

Courageous Octopus

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 152 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Track your hobby model paint collection now! Scan their barcodes. Find matches of paint colors across brands. Save your miniature paint recipes for future reference.


LIBRARY: track your paints with over 24000 paints from top brands!
SETS: create custom paint SETS (or recipes) for your models
*WISH LIST: helps you track paints you need
*RAPID SCAN: most bottles can be added by scanning barcodes on bottles
*COLOR TOOLS: will help you find the best matching paint colors

*Available in Full Version

Supported paint lines include:

- Abteilung 502
- Aero Color (Schmincke)
- AK Interactive
- Alclad II
- AMMO by MIG Jimenez
- Andrea Color
- Apple Barrel
- Archive-X
- Army Painter (Warpaints)
- Badger Minitaire
- Battlefront (Colours of War)
- Citadel
- Coat d'Arms
- Createx
- Cuttlefish Colors by Cephalopod Studios
- Darkstar
- DecoArt
- Delta Ceramcoat
- Dirty Down
- Folk Art
- Forge World
- FREAKflex
- FW Inks
- Gaia Color
- GarageKits.US
- Golden
- Green Stuff World
- Hataka
- Huge Miniatures
- Humbrol
- Instar
- Italeri
- Jo Sonja's
- Kimera Kolors
- Lifecolor
- Liquitex
- Metalsmith
- Mindtaker Miniatures
- Mission Models
- Model Master
- Mr. Hobby (Gunze)
- Mr. Paint (MRP)
- Nocturna
- NuWorlds (Iwata-Medea)
- P3 (Privateer Press)
- Pactra
- Pokorny (Dwarf Forge)
- Pro Acryl (Monument Hobbies)
- Reaper
- Revell
- Scale Modellers Supply
- Scale75
- Secret Weapon
- Stynylrez
- Tamiya
- Testors
- TTCombat
- Turbo Dork
- Two Thin Coats
- Vallejo
- Warcolours
- Wargames Foundry
- Winsor & Newton

In-app colors are approximate, usually as provided by manufacturers.

What’s New

Version 1.26.0

New brand:

New paints:
Pro Acryl: Adepticon paints
Vallejo: New Model Color
AMMO: New pigments, Matt Shader, Figure, ATOM
Liquitex: 22 ml Acrylic Gouache
Scale75: Soilworks Acrylic Pastes
Kimera Kolors: Velvet

New features:
Select All in megaFilter

Various bottle corrections

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

Lostzx81 ,

Super useful tool

Great way to catalog your paints, find matches/alternatives for colors, and to build and save ‘sets’ or colors for projects. The app has a very complete set of paint ranges, from Apple Barrel craft paints, through to Two Thin Coats. Feels like a real passion project. I’d love to be able to scroll a bit further ‘left and right’ in a color hue match (you get the closest five matches to a hue for each manufacturer) — say by holding the best match, but the five is good enough most of the time. It would also be great to have a way to find a color that is close match with a bit of a tint or shade. Not sure if that is even possible? Well worth the investment. I would also like to be able to use across my devices, but I don’t think I can use a common library on my phone and iPad.

Developer Response ,

If you use one device as the "main", you can export from it and import to the secondary device. But yes, we need to add more support for cross-device use!

Carpy cutsomer cervix ,

Great for tracking which paints you have but okay for color matching.

Get this app if you’ve ever mistakenly bought the same paint twice because you weren’t sure if you had it at home.

Update* Changed to 4*. After emailing with the team at paintRack some suggestions improved the usefulness of the paint match function: click the little number in the top right to view the color distance value from your color to the brand you’re searching- under 5 is a good match, 5-10 is okay-ish, more than 10 is a bad match. Not all brands will have a good match. I also made sure I didn’t have any restrictions in my megaFilter. I still get some matches for metallic paints when searching flat base paints so just keep a keen eye for paint type and only use metallic paints in the filter when you’re looking for metallic matches.

Developer Response ,

Hey, please send us an email. Something isn't right if it doesn't seem to be working for color matching.

FenrisianReaper ,

A Must for Miniature Painters

I have been trying to find a way to catalogue what paints I have so I quit buying doubles of ones I’m never sure on. This app has fixed that! I also love that it allows me to keep track of specific tasks and notes for what I’m doing on my projects! I would love to see it eventually allow you to upload pictures to the project area so you can watch progress or have your picture references in an area.

Only issue I’ve had so far is I paid for the app on my iPad but it doesn’t reflect that on my iPhone even though I’ve logged in with my AppleID on both devices in the app. I noticed cross function between apps was mentioned by the developer on someone else’s review so hopefully that’s in a future update to come!

App Privacy

The developer, Courageous Octopus, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • User Content

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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