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Painter
Painter.pngOld-gen console version and Nintendo 3DS version
Map Icon Painter.png
Map Icon
Classic mode icon.png Classic
Expert mode icon.png Expert
Master mode icon.png Master
Statistics
Type
Environment
AI TypePassive AI
Damage81214101517 (Paintball Gun) [1]
Max Life250
Defense15
KB Resist50%
Drops
  • Item (Quantity)Rate
  • Paintball GunPaintball Gun(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
    10%
  • Jim's CapJim's Cap(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)(Only if name is Jim)
    100%
Projectile created
Projectile created
Projectile created
  • Paintball
    Paintball

I know the difference between turquoise and blue-green. But I won't tell you.

— The Painter

The Painter is an NPC vendor who sells paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) and painting tools, as well as paintings and wallpapers(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions). He will move in once the following criteria have been met:

  • There is an available vacant house.
  • (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 8 / (Old-gen console and 3DS versions) 4 other town NPCs are in the world. Note that while the Old Man, Traveling Merchant, and town pets(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) count towards this total, the Skeleton Merchant(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) does not.[2]

The Painter's shop inventory changes based on external factors. The biome in which he is talked to, the moon phase, and seasonal events all determine which paintings and wallpapers are available.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, he has two shop menus: one is the default "Shop", where paint and painting tools are sold; the other is "Decor", where paintings and wallpapers are sold. If any pylon is available, it is sold in both shop menus.

On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version and Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, all the items are sold in a single shop menu.

On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, the Painter will attack nearby enemies with his Paintball Gun to defend himself, dealing 8 / 12 / 14 damage in Pre-Hardmode (increasing to 10 / 15 / 17 damage in Hardmode), and (on the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version) increases as players progress he will gain various stat increases.[1] The Painter also as a 1/10 (10%) chance of dropping the Paintball Gun upon death,

Items sold

Note: All item prices can be decreased by equipping a Discount Card or Greedy Ring(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions). On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, prices can also be higher or lower based on the NPC's happiness level.

Shop (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

Inventory
Item Cost Availability

PaintbrushPaintbrush(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 1 GC Always available.
Paint RollerPaint Roller(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 1 GC Always available.
Paint ScraperPaint Scraper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 1 GC Always available.
Red PaintRed Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Orange PaintOrange Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Yellow PaintYellow Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Lime PaintLime Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Green PaintGreen Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Teal PaintTeal Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Cyan PaintCyan Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Sky Blue PaintSky Blue Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Blue PaintBlue Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Purple PaintPurple Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Violet PaintViolet Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Pink PaintPink Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Black PaintBlack Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Gray PaintGray Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
White PaintWhite Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Brown PaintBrown Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 25 CC Always available.
Shadow PaintShadow Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 50 CC In Hardmode.
Negative PaintNegative Paint(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC In Hardmode.
Illuminant CoatingIlluminant Coating(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 2 SC While in Graveyard.
Echo CoatingEcho Coating(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 2 SC After Plantera is defeated and while in Graveyard.
Any PylonAny Pylon(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 10 GC When in a specific biome and is happy enough.

Decor (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

Note: If a pylon is available, it is also sold in this shop menu.

Inventory
Item Cost Availability

DaylightDaylight 1 GC Always available.
First EncounterFirst Encounter 1 GC During the following moon phases: Moon phase 1 (Full Moon) Moon phase 2 (Waning Gibbous)
Good MorningGood Morning 1 GC During the following moon phases: Moon phase 3 (Third Quarter) Moon phase 4 (Waning Crescent)
Underground RewardUnderground Reward 1 GC During the following moon phases: Moon phase 5 (New Moon) Moon phase 6 (Waxing Crescent)
Through the WindowThrough the Window 1 GC During the following moon phases: Moon phase 7 (First Quarter) Moon phase 8 (Waxing Gibbous)
PurityPurity(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1 GC While in the Forest.
Deadland Comes AliveDeadland Comes Alive 1 GC While in Crimson.
Lightless ChasmsLightless Chasms 1 GC While in Corruption.
The Land of Deceiving LooksThe Land of Deceiving Looks 1 GC While in Hallow.
Do Not Step on the GrassDo Not Step on the Grass 1 GC While in Jungle.
Cold Waters in the White LandCold Waters in the White Land 1 GC While in Snow Biome.
Secret of the SandsSecret of the Sands 1 GC While in Desert.
Evil PresenceEvil Presence 1 GC During a Blood Moon.
Place Above the CloudsPlace Above the Clouds 1 GC While in Space.
Sky GuardianSky Guardian 1 GC Hardmode, while in Space.
ThunderboltThunderbolt(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1 GC During a Thunderstorm.
NevermoreNevermore(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1 GC While in a Graveyard.
RebornReborn(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1 GC While in a Graveyard.
Graveyard (Painting)Graveyard (Painting)(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1 GC While in a Graveyard.
Ghost ManifestationGhost Manifestation(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1 GC While in a Graveyard.
Wicked UndeadWicked Undead(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1 GC While in a Graveyard.
Hail to the KingHail to the King(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1 GC While in a Graveyard.
Bloody GobletBloody Goblet(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1 GC While in a Graveyard.
Still LifeStill Life(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions) 1 GC While in a Graveyard.
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Bubble WallpaperBubble Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Always available.
Copper Pipe WallpaperCopper Pipe Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Always available.
Ducky WallpaperDucky Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Always available.
Fancy Gray WallpaperFancy Gray Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Always available.
Ice Floe WallpaperIce Floe Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Always available.
Music WallpaperMusic Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Always available.
Purple Rain WallpaperPurple Rain Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Always available.
Rainbow WallpaperRainbow Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Always available.
Sparkle Stone WallpaperSparkle Stone Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Always available.
Starlit Heaven WallpaperStarlit Heaven Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Always available.
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Christmas Tree WallpaperChristmas Tree Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Only during Christmas.
Candy Cane WallpaperCandy Cane Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Only during Christmas.
Stars WallpaperStars Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Only during Christmas.
Snowflake WallpaperSnowflake Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Only during Christmas.
Bluegreen WallpaperBluegreen Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Only during Christmas.
Ornament WallpaperOrnament Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Only during Christmas.
Festive WallpaperFestive Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Only during Christmas.
Squiggles WallpaperSquiggles Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Only during Christmas.
Krampus Horn WallpaperKrampus Horn Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Only during Christmas.
Grinch Finger WallpaperGrinch Finger Wallpaper(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) 75 CC Only during Christmas.

Living preferences (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

BiomeNeighbor
Lovesn/a
Dislikes
Hatesn/an/a

For more information, see NPC happiness.

Shimmered form

Desktop versionConsole versionMobile version
Desktop/Console/Mobile-Only Content: This section's information applies only to the Desktop, Console, and Mobile versions of Terraria.
Shimmered Painter
Painter (Shimmered).png Map Icon Painter (Shimmered).png
NPC Map icon

When submerged in Shimmer, the Painter will transform into his Shimmered form. This has no impact on gameplay or dialogue and is only a visual change. He can be returned to his classic look by submerging him in Shimmer again.

Notes

  • An NPC's shop window can display a maximum of 39 items. On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version during Christmas, the number of items the Painter can sell at once increases above 39, which can push some items off the bottom of the shop window, making them technically unobtainable during Christmas. Assuming the Painter is in a pre-Hardmode world and talked to in a Forest biome, the Sparkle Stone Wallpaper and Starlit Heaven Wallpaper will be affected by this. More wallpapers will become unavailable, going up the list, if the world is in Hardmode or the Painter is talked to in different biomes.
    • On the Desktop version Desktop version, Console version Console version, and Mobile version Mobile version, this is not an issue since the Painter has two shop menus. Wares are split between them to prevent his wares from being locked out of purchase due to too many items being in one shop.
  • If the Painter is talked to in a converted Snow biome or Desert biome, he will sell two biome-exclusive paintings at once. For example: If the Painter is talked to in a Hallowed Desert, he will sell the paintings "The Land of Deceiving Looks" and "Secrets of the Sands" at once.
  • On the Nintendo 3DSNintendo 3DS version version, the painting tools and paint he would normally sell are unavailable, due to the general unavailability of paint on this version.

Tips

  • It is possible to use Teleporters or the King Statue to teleport him to different biomes in order to obtain all of his paintings. Alternatively, one can change the biome he is currently staying in.
  • Another method is to build a small House in each biome and wait until night. If an NPC is assigned to a House at night, and the player moves a screen away, they will suddenly pop into the House. After that, simply backtrack to the House, buy the painting, and repeat in as many biomes as desired.
    • The Crimson and Corruption make this difficult due to House location requirements. The easiest way is to build valid housing on corruptible blocks such as dirt, stone or sand, then use the Clentaminator with the required evil solution to spray the area around the house until the Painter begins selling the painting. Once bought, the player can use Green Solution to purify the area again. This can also work with the Hallow if one wishes to move the Painter from their house, and can be done in pre-Hardmode with the evil powders.

Names

The Painter may have any of the following names:

  • Bruno
  • Carlo
  • Darren
  • Enzo
  • Esreadel
  • Guido
  • Jim
  • Leonardo
  • Lorenzo
  • Luca
  • Luciano
  • Ludo
  • Luigi
  • Marco
  • Mario
  • Martino
  • Mauro
  • Raphael
  • Stefano

Quotes

Interaction quotes

    • "I know the difference between turquoise and blue-green. But I won't tell you."
    • "I'm all out of titanium white, so don't even ask."
    • "Try swirly pink and purple, it works, I swear!"
    • "No, no, no... There's TONS of different grays! Don't get me started..."
    • "I hope it doesn't rain again until this paint dries. That would be a disaster!"

    When Party Girl is present:

    • "Check out <name of Party Girl>. Now that's a girl who can paint the town red!"

    During Hardmode:

    • "Once you enter hallowed land, you will see a rainbow in the sky. I can help you with painting that if you want."

    During a Party(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions):

    • "I tried having a paintball fight, but everyone wanted food and decorations instead."

    During Rain (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions):

    • "Rain is my worst nightmare. It literally rinses out all my hard work!"
    • "I painted a mural on this wall just a moment ago. Shoulda bought a weather radio!"

    During a Thunderstorm(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions):

    • "When the thunder rolls, and the lightning strikes... it really brings out the colors on the furniture."
    • "Blink and you'll miss it. The brightest colors stand out when the lightning flashes."

    During a Windy Day(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions):

    • "Feel that draft coming through? It's wafting paint fumes all over the place."
    • "This wind storm just blew all the fresh paint right off the wall!"

    When in a Graveyard(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions):

    • "I paint walls and furniture, not bones! It isn't Dia de Muertos!"
    • "What a dreary place... it sure could use a splash of color, huh?"
  • Happiness quotes (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

  • When homeless:

    • "I ain't got a place to stay!"

    When neutral:

    • "Yeah, I might be in a good mood. What's it to ya?"

    When far from home:

    • "I need more paint, but my flat is too far, ya?"

    When in a sparse area:

    • "This serene living space has all the quiet I need to focus on my mural."

    When overcrowded:

    • "I don't like all these people around makin' noise when I'm painting."
    • "I hate noisy crowds, when will I get some peace and quiet?"

    When in the Jungle:

    • "There are many ingredients for mixin' new paint in the Jungle, and the pretty view don't hurt either!"

    When in a Forest:

    • "Why don't I like the Forest? Because it's borin'. Green? Brown? That's it?"

    When in an Evil biome or the Dungeon:

    • "Woah, the Corruption/Crimson/Dungeon is disgusting, get me outta here!"

    When near the Dryad:

    • "I would really love to paint <name of Dryad>... because of the vivid colors, of course!"

    When near the Party Girl:

    • "<name of Party Girl> and I like the same shade of pink! That's a friend, in my book!"

    When near the Cyborg:

    • "<name of Cyborg> is just too bland for my tastes, I dislike associating with dull types."

    When near the Truffle:

    • "<name of Truffle> is just too bland for my tastes, I dislike associating with dull types."

    When near the Princess:

    • "<name of Princess> commissioned me to paint a mural on the roof of her throne room!"
  • Trivia

    • It is apparent that most of his names are references to famous artists.
    • The name "Jim" is a reference to one of Terraria's sprite artists, Jimmarn.
    • He is most likely of Italian origin, considering most of his names are typical Italian names.
    • Two of the names, Mario and Luigi, are the two main characters of the Super Mario Brothers video games.
    • The name Darren is a reference to a letter sent to Red by a person whose friend named Darren passed away. Red then put Darren in the pool of possible painter names.
    • The quote "I'm all out of titanium white, so don't even ask." is a direct reference to the American painter, art instructor, and television host Bob Ross.
    • His quote "No, no, no... There's TONS of different grays! Don't get me started..." may be a reference to the novel Fifty Shades of Grey.
    • The quote "When the thunder rolls, and the lightning strikes... it really brings out the colors on the furniture." may be a reference to the song The Thunder Rolls by Garth Brooks.
    • Like the Arms Dealer, Cyborg and Goblin Tinkerer, his quotes may reference him having a crush on a female NPC, in this case, the Dryad.
    • The Painter was sprited by former Terraria spriter Waffles.
    • The Painter is completely bald, as evidenced from the source files for NPCs without head wear.
    • Even with Blood and Gore turned off, his paintbrush and paint bucket will always drop when he dies, as if they were body parts.
    • The name Guido may be a reference to the Italian painter Guido Reni.
    • The Painter's Shimmered form shares a resemblance with and may be a reference to the famous Post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh.
    • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Painter: "The Painter can talk about all the different shades of colors with which one can paint the walls. He'll sell but a handful of them!"

    History

    • Desktop 1.4.4:
      • Now has two shop menus: "Shop" and "Decor".
        • In the "Shop" menu, he sells his paint, and paint tools.
        • In the "Decor" menu, he sells his wallpaper, and paintings.
      • Now sells 3 new paintings.
      • Now has a chance to be named "Jim".
      • Now drops Jim's Cap upon death if named Jim.
    • Desktop 1.3.0.1:
      • Now attacks enemies with a Paintball Gun, and has a chance to drop it if killed.
      • The Painter now shows up after 8 other NPCs have moved in, instead of 4. The Skeleton Merchant is excluded from NPC count for move-in requirement.
      • Sprite updated.
    • Desktop 1.2.3: Now sells Brown Paint and various Wallpapers. Sells Shadow Paint and Negative Paint in Hardmode worlds.

    References

    1. 1.0 1.1 Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.0.5 source code, method AI_007_TownEntities() in Terraria.NPC.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.4.9.
    2. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop 1.4.1.2 source code, method UpdateTime_SpawnTownNPCs() in Terraria.Main.cs. There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.4.9.