The Effects paints have been developed to create realistic looking effects to painted miniatures. Effects paints are usually the last you will paint onto a miniature as some of them are glossy (Blood, Slime and Wet Mud for instance). There are 9 Effects paints also covering Mixing Mediums & Varnishes. Quickshade Wash Mixing Medium is a transparent resin base designed to dilute your regular Quickshade Washes without changing the flow and viscosity. By adding Quickshade Wash Mixing Medium you can make your Wash more translucent and less pigmented.