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Painter
Painter.png
Statistics
TypeNPC
AI TypePassive AI
Damage10
Max Life250
Defense15
KB Resist50%
Map Icon Painter.png
Map Icon
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.

On the Old-gen console version Old-gen console version, Mobile version Mobile version, and 3DS version 3DS version, 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 version Desktop version and Console version Console version, the Painter will attack nearby enemies with his Paintball Gun to defend himself.

Items sold[edit | edit source]

Inventory
Item Cost Availability

PaintbrushPaintbrushDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 10000*1 Gold Coin.png Always available.
Paint RollerPaint RollerDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 10000*1 Gold Coin.png Always available.
Paint ScraperPaint ScraperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 10000*1 Gold Coin.png Always available.
Red PaintRed PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Orange PaintOrange PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Yellow PaintYellow PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Lime PaintLime PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Green PaintGreen PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Teal PaintTeal PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Cyan PaintCyan PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Sky Blue PaintSky Blue PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Blue PaintBlue PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Purple PaintPurple PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Violet PaintViolet PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Pink PaintPink PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Black PaintBlack PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Gray PaintGray PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
White PaintWhite PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Brown PaintBrown PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 25*25 Copper Coin.png Always available.
Shadow PaintShadow PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 50*50 Copper Coin.png Only in Hardmode
Negative PaintNegative PaintDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 75*75 Copper Coin.png Only in Hardmode
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

DaylightDaylight 10000*1 Gold Coin.png Always available.
First EncounterFirst Encounter 10000*1 Gold Coin.png Moon Phase 1-2 (full moon)
Good MorningGood Morning 10000*1 Gold Coin.png Moon Phase 3-4
Underground RewardUnderground Reward 10000*1 Gold Coin.png Moon Phase 5-6 (new moon)
Through the WindowThrough the Window 10000*1 Gold Coin.png Moon Phase 7-8
Deadland Comes AliveDeadland Comes Alive 10000*1 Gold Coin.png While in Crimson.
Lightless ChasmsLightless Chasms 10000*1 Gold Coin.png While in Corruption.
The Land of Deceiving LooksThe Land of Deceiving Looks 10000*1 Gold Coin.png While in Hallow.
Do Not Step on the GrassDo Not Step on the Grass 10000*1 Gold Coin.png While in Jungle.
Cold Waters in the White LandCold Waters in the White Land 10000*1 Gold Coin.png While in Snow Biome.
Secret of the SandsSecret of the Sands 10000*1 Gold Coin.png While in Desert.
Evil PresenceEvil Presence 10000*1 Gold Coin.png During a Blood Moon.
Place Above the CloudsPlace Above the Clouds 10000*1 Gold Coin.png While in Space.
Sky GuardianSky Guardian 10000*1 Gold Coin.png Hardmode, while in Space.

Wallpaper[edit | edit source]

Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Bubble WallpaperBubble WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Always available.
Copper Pipe WallpaperCopper Pipe WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Always available.
Ducky WallpaperDucky WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Always available.
Fancy Gray WallpaperFancy Gray WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Always available.
Ice Floe WallpaperIce Floe WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Always available.
Music WallpaperMusic WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Always available.
Purple Rain WallpaperPurple Rain WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Always available.
Rainbow WallpaperRainbow WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Always available.
Sparkle Stone WallpaperSparkle Stone WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Always available.
Starlit Heaven WallpaperStarlit Heaven WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Always available.
Inventory
Item Cost Availability

Christmas Tree WallpaperChristmas Tree WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Candy Cane WallpaperCandy Cane WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Stars WallpaperStars WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Snowflake WallpaperSnowflake WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Bluegreen WallpaperBluegreen WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Ornament WallpaperOrnament WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Festive WallpaperFestive WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Squiggles WallpaperSquiggles WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Krampus Horn WallpaperKrampus Horn WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 1 Silver Coin Only during Christmas
Grinch Finger WallpaperGrinch Finger WallpaperDesktop VersionConsole VersionOld-gen console versionMobile Version 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 version 3DS version, the painting tools and paint he would normally sell are unavailable.
  • 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, you can change the biome he is currently staying in.

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 are Italian.
  • 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.
  • The name "Leonardo" could be a reference to Leonardo da Vinci.
  • The name "Mauro" may be a reference to Mauro Henrique, a paint contractor who appears on the TV show This Old House.
  • Sprited by former artist William "Waffles" Data.
  • 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.
  • His quote "No, no, no... There's TONS of different grays! Don't get me started..." may be a reference to the book Fifty Shades of Grey.
  • The Painter is completely bald as evidenced from the source files for NPCs without head wear.
  • The Painter's red shirt and white overalls could reference Mario in Super Mario Bros when he has the Fire Flower.

History[edit | edit source]

  • Desktop 1.2.3: Now sells Brown Paint and various Wallpapers. Sells Shadow Paint and Negative Paint in Hardmode worlds.