Talk:Paints

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Gallery[edit source]

I'm creating a gallery to illustrate paint varieties on the forums.

http://www.terrariaonline.com/threads/complete-gallery-of-all-block-paint-combinations.

Thing is, I'd rather have this on wiki, not archived deep in the forum. But I do not have any wiki experience myself. Can someone give me advice? Is it at all feasible to create gallery with hundreds of pictures? If so, how it should be best done?

Nandorianen (talk) 06:34, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

It is properly best to combine all of them in one picture, such as done on the Walls page. --0icke0 (talk) 11:52, 5 November 2013 (UTC)
You do not understand. Take a look at the OP of the linked thread. Each picture demonstrates how single block type (like dirt) will look under all paints (dirt painted black, dirt painted pink, etc). I guess, theoretically you could combine all 130 screenshots of 28 colored blocks into one picture, but it does not sound practical to me somehow. Nandorianen (talk) 13:03, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Deep Paint[edit source]

It says that you need it to paint statues, but when I used white paint on a statue, it works. Is this because there's no Deep version of white, or is that note completely wrong? 70.189.75.144 01:20, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

That White can be used on statues due to having no Deep version seems to be right. As for non-Deep colors; despite the note's info these will paint statues, but only by adding a colored outline. As this outline is hardly notable one could say that Deep color - which will properly paint statues - is required. NoseOfCthulhu (talk) 03:45, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

I think I may have found a bug. I've figured out that you can paint the letter statues by placing the Paint Sprayer in an equippable accessory slot, then making six cans of deep paint - one for each tile that the letter statue takes up - and subsequently placing the letter statue somewhere. I've tried this with other letter statues and colours of deep paint and it works fine, but for some reason I can't paint an "I" statue with deep cyan paint.--24.114.97.157 06:44, 7 October 2014 (UTC)

New information regarding paint and grass.[edit source]

If you would take a look at this Reddit post and read some of the comments, there is a little bit of information regarding how the game handles painted grass and its products. Shall I take the liberty of adding this information to the wiki or would somebody else like to do it?

You can go ahead and add it if you'd like, but I'd do a little more research first. In that thread it's mentioned that vines have similar behavior, and it's known that the same happens with doors, so there's likely some catch-all "blocks that create other paintable blocks spread their paint to the new block" behavior that could be looked into. Go ahead and add it though, couldn't hurt. Gearzein (talk) 22:23, 22 January 2015 (UTC)

Agreed Nebulus arcanium (talk) 23:41, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

Wood-paint table[edit source]

I have looked at the picture above "Wood shown painted all available colors." and I was disappointed by the fact that not every kind of wood was showcased there, so I painted every single kind of wood with every single kind of paint as of 1.2.4.1. You can find the thread here and the raw image here. I have no idea how to edit the wiki, so could somebody else change that file, please?

Gladly. I've uploaded the image and updated the page. This has been out of date for a while, unfortunately. Thanks for your contribution! Gearzein (talk) 16:46, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Potential reason why only deep paint can color monochromatic items?[edit source]

My theory from observation is that normal paint only changes the hue of a block when you paint it. as an example the very desaturated wooden chest block barely changes color at all when painted, whereas the highly saturated slime chest block receives a vivid new color when painted. I think Shade paints like black, grey, and white affect the value and saturation of a block, presumably setting saturation to 0 and messing with value in some fashion unknown to me I theorize that deep paint, as compared to normal paint, instead of only affecting the hue of a block, also partially affects the saturation and value of the block it is painted onto. this forces monochromatic blocks to be newly saturated with color

I think for monochromatic items such as statues, all paints "work" on them. you can waste all the paint you want painting your statues with normal paints, and it will paint the paint onto the block correctly, but they don't have a visual effect because the statue doesn't have any saturation to begin with for the new hue to show up. The shade paints don't care about colors, so they work on any block regardless of saturation.

Anyway I can't remember where I'm going with this, maybe it could start a theory discussion or something Kavukamari (talk) 10:44, 10 August 2015 (UTC)

What can and cannot be painted with non-deep paints[edit source]

Is there an even semi-comprehensive list of blocks/furniture where painting with non-deep paints (outside of those with no deep varieties) will fail to have any detectable visual effect? I recently tried to paint a couple of brick types (grey & pearlstone) and they were completely unaffected by non-deep paints. I'd rather not have to check every kind of brick I intend to paint to see if it can work with non-deep paints. Not if someone already has an answer.--Preceding unsigned comment added by Alfonse215 (talkcontribs)

Using paint on mobile ("bugged" paint)[edit source]

Every time I try to paint on slime blocks (and other blocks that show paint really well) it bugs out on me. For instance, I was attempting to paint a rainbow because I thought it would give my world a little bit of a nice feel. Well I painted them red, then yellow, but it bugged out when I got to the orange. What I mean by this is that it said I was using the red paint when it was consuming the orange paint. It did that with my other paints (In any order I used) until I finally scrapped the idea and went on to some thing else. Has this ever happened to you? Nebulus arcanium (talk) 23:39, 22 April 2018 (UTC)

Please report bugs to the official forums. – ReedemtheD3ad! (talk) 00:58, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
Something similar happened to me on mobile. I was painting fences (shadewood) with lime paint, but when i walked a few steps forward suddenly the lime fences turned brown, as if i had painted them with brown paint. I took a few steps back again, and they returned to lime. For some reason, there's this sort of invisible line, and if I cross it the lime paint turns brown, and it returns to lime if I cross back over the invisible line again. Is there any reason why the paint would change color, or is this a bug? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 173.21.223.57 (talk) at 14:38, 12 August 2018
Please report bugs to the official forums. – ReedemtheD3ad! (talk) 00:02, 13 August 2018 (UTC)