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Painter
Painter.pngOld-gen console version and 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

The Painter is an NPC vendor who sells paint and painting tools, as well as paintings and wallpapers. He will spawn once the following conditions are met:

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, Mobile version Mobile version, Switch version Switch version, and tModLoader version tModLoader 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) as players progress he will gain various stat increases.[1]

Items sold[]

Note: All item prices can be decreased by equipping a Discount Card or Greedy Ring. 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.
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

PaintbrushPaintbrush 1 Always available.
Paint RollerPaint Roller 1 Always available.
Paint ScraperPaint Scraper 1 Always available.
Red PaintRed Paint 25 Always available.
Orange PaintOrange Paint 25 Always available.
Yellow PaintYellow Paint 25 Always available.
Lime PaintLime Paint 25 Always available.
Green PaintGreen Paint 25 Always available.
Teal PaintTeal Paint 25 Always available.
Cyan PaintCyan Paint 25 Always available.
Sky Blue PaintSky Blue Paint 25 Always available.
Blue PaintBlue Paint 25 Always available.
Purple PaintPurple Paint 25 Always available.
Violet PaintViolet Paint 25 Always available.
Pink PaintPink Paint 25 Always available.
Black PaintBlack Paint 25 Always available.
Gray PaintGray Paint 25 Always available.
White PaintWhite Paint 25 Always available.
Brown PaintBrown Paint 25 Always available.
Shadow PaintShadow Paint 50 In Hardmode.
Negative PaintNegative Paint 75 In Hardmode.
Illuminant PaintIlluminant Paint 2 While in Graveyard.
Any PylonAny Pylon 10 When in a specific biome and is happy enough.
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

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

Bubble WallpaperBubble Wallpaper 1 Always available.
Copper Pipe WallpaperCopper Pipe Wallpaper 1 Always available.
Ducky WallpaperDucky Wallpaper 1 Always available.
Fancy Gray WallpaperFancy Gray Wallpaper 1 Always available.
Ice Floe WallpaperIce Floe Wallpaper 1 Always available.
Music WallpaperMusic Wallpaper 1 Always available.
Purple Rain WallpaperPurple Rain Wallpaper 1 Always available.
Rainbow WallpaperRainbow Wallpaper 1 Always available.
Sparkle Stone WallpaperSparkle Stone Wallpaper 1 Always available.
Starlit Heaven WallpaperStarlit Heaven Wallpaper 1 Always available.
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Christmas Tree WallpaperChristmas Tree Wallpaper 1 Only during Christmas.
Candy Cane WallpaperCandy Cane Wallpaper 1 Only during Christmas.
Stars WallpaperStars Wallpaper 1 Only during Christmas.
Snowflake WallpaperSnowflake Wallpaper 1 Only during Christmas.
Bluegreen WallpaperBluegreen Wallpaper 1 Only during Christmas.
Ornament WallpaperOrnament Wallpaper 1 Only during Christmas.
Festive WallpaperFestive Wallpaper 1 Only during Christmas.
Squiggles WallpaperSquiggles Wallpaper 1 Only during Christmas.
Krampus Horn WallpaperKrampus Horn Wallpaper 1 Only during Christmas.
Grinch Finger WallpaperGrinch Finger Wallpaper 1 Only during Christmas.

Living preferences []

BiomeNeighbor
Lovesn/a
Dislikes
Hatesn/an/a

For more information, see NPC happiness.

Notes[]

  • An NPC's shop window can display a maximum of 39 items. 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 3DS3DS 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 you would like.
    • 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 using the Clentaminator with the required evil solution to spray the area around the house till the Painter begins selling the painting. Once bought, you can use Green Solution to purify the area again. This can also work with the Hallow if you don't wish 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
  • 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:

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

    During Rain :

    • "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:

    • "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:

    • "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:

    • "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 []

  • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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[3].
    • 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 1.2.3: 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, function AI_007_TownEntities() in Terraria.NPC.cs There may be inaccuracies, as the current Desktop version Desktop version is 1.4.3.2.
    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 1.4.3.2.
    3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guido_Reni

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