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Painter

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Painter
Painter.png
Statistics
Type NPC
AI Type Passive
Max Life 250
Defense 15
KB Resist 50%
Item (Quantity) Rate
Paintball Gun.png
10%

Map Icon Painter.png
Map Icon
Internal NPC ID: 227
Nurse.png
This is a Town NPC. A House may be required in order for it to appear.

The Painter is an NPC who sells Paint and painting Tools, as well as Paintings and Wallpaper. He will arrive after at least 7 other NPCs have been acquired, and a suitable House is available. The Old Man and Skeleton Merchant will not count towards the current NPC total however the Traveling Merchant will.

Mobile only.png3DS logo.svg In the Mobile and 3DS versions, only 4 NPCs are required for him to move in.

The paintings that the Painter has for sale change based on the biome he is living in, and based on the Moon phase. During the Christmas season, the Painter sells a variety of holiday-themed wallpaper. Note that for the biome requirement, all that is needed is that the Painter NPC be present in said biome, it is enough to move him there with a King Statue. This is especially useful for the Deadland and Chasms paintings since NPCs will not want to live in a corrupt environment, though it is still advised to at least create a safe room where the summoned NPCs will not be hassled by monsters or fall into chasms.

On the Desktop only.png Desktop version, the Painter will attack nearby enemies with his Paintball Gun to defend himself.

Items sold[edit | edit source]

Inventory

Item Cost Availability
Paintbrush.png
Paintbrush Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
1 Gold Coin Always available.
Paint Roller.png
Paint Roller Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
1 Gold Coin Always available.
Paint Scraper.png
Paint Scraper Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
1 Gold Coin Always available.
Red Paint.png
Red Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Orange Paint.png
Orange Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Yellow Paint.png
Yellow Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Lime Paint.png
Lime Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Green Paint.png
Green Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Teal Paint.png
Teal Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Cyan Paint.png
Cyan Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Sky Blue Paint.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Blue Paint.png
Blue Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Purple Paint.png
Purple Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Violet Paint.png
Violet Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Pink Paint.png
Pink Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Black Paint.png
Black Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Gray Paint.png
Gray Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
White Paint.png
White Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Brown Paint.png
Brown Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
25 Copper Coin Always available.
Shadow Paint.png
Shadow Paint Desktop only.pngConsole only.pngMobile only.png
50 Copper Coin Only in Hardmode
Negative Paint.png
75 Copper Coin Only in Hardmode

Inventory

Item Cost Availability
Daylight.png
1 Gold Coin Always available.
First Encounter.png
1 Gold Coin Moon Phase 1-2 (full moon)
Good Morning.png
1 Gold Coin Moon Phase 3-4
Underground Reward.png
1 Gold Coin Moon Phase 5-6 (new moon)
Through the Window.png
1 Gold Coin Moon Phase 7-8
Deadland Comes Alive.png
1 Gold Coin While in Crimson.
Lightless Chasms.png
1 Gold Coin While in Corruption.
The Land of Deceiving Looks.png
1 Gold Coin While in Hallow.
Do Not Step on the Grass.png
1 Gold Coin While in Jungle.
Cold Waters in the White Land.png
1 Gold Coin While in Snow Biome.
Secret of the Sands.png
1 Gold Coin While in Desert.
Evil Presence.png
1 Gold Coin During a Blood Moon.
Place Above the Clouds.png
1 Gold Coin While in Space.
Sky Guardian.png
1 Gold Coin Hardmode, while in Space.

Wallpaper[edit | edit source]

Inventory

Item Cost Availability
Bubble Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Always available.
Copper Pipe Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Always available.
Ducky Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Always available.
Fancy Gray Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Always available.
Ice Floe Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Always available.
Music Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Always available.
Purple Rain Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Always available.
Rainbow Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Always available.
Sparkle Stone Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Always available.
Starlit Heaven Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Always available.

Inventory

Item Cost Availability
Christmas Tree Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Candy Cane Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Stars Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Snowflake Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Bluegreen Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Ornament Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Festive Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Squiggles Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Krampus Horn Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Grinch Finger Wallpaper.png
1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas

Names[edit | edit source]

The Painter may have the following names:

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

Quotes[edit | edit source]

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

When Party Girl is present:

  • "Check out [Name of Party Girl]. Now that's a girl who can paint the town red!

During a Party

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

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."

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • 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 living 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 living in different Biomes.
  • If the Painter lives in a converted snow Biome or a Desert Biome, he will sell two Biome exclusive paintings at once. For example: If the Painter lives in a Hallowed Desert, he will sell the Painting "The Land of Deceiving Looks" and "Secrets of the Sands" at once.
  • Even with Blood and Gore off, his paintbrush and paint bucket will ALWAYS drop as if they were body parts.
  • On the 3DS logo.svg version, the painting tools and paint he would normally sell are unavailable.
  • It is possible to utilize Teleporters to teleport him to different Biomes in order to obtain all of his paintings.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • It is apparent that most of his names are references to famous artists.
  • Two of the names, Mario and Luigi, are the two main characters of the Super Mario Brothers video games.
  • He is most likely Italian, considering most of his names and some of his dialogue is Italian.
  • Sprited by former artist William "Waffles" Data.
  • The name "Darren" is a reference to a letter sent to Red by a person whose friend "Darren" passed away. Red then put "Darren" in the pool of possible painter names.
  • The name "Luigi" is a possible reference to Luigi Nono, who is a famous painter.
  • His quote "No, no, no... There's TONS of different grays! Don't get me started..." is a reference to the book Fifty Shades of Grey and the movie Fifty Shades of Grey
  • The quote about being out of Titanium White is a direct reference to famous artist and television show host Bob Ross.
  • Like the Arms Dealer, Cyborg and Goblin Tinkerer, his quotes may reference him having a crush on a female NPC, in this case, the Party Girl.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 1.3.0.1:
    • Old Man, Traveling Merchant, and Skeleton Merchant are now excluded from NPC count for move-in requirement.
    • Now attacks enemies with a paint gun, drops paintball gun if killed.
    • The Painter now shows up after 8 other NPCs have moved in, instead of 4.
  • 1.2.3: Now sells Brown Paint and various Wallpapers. Sells Shadow Paint and Negative Paint in Hardmode worlds.
  • 1.2.2: Now sells Christmas-Wallpapers during Christmas.
  • 1.2: Introduced.
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