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Apply a dye to this, then swing it at structures to paint them.
Found in Supply Crate
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 38 1 0 0
cheat gfi Paintbrush 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponPaintbrush.PrimalItem_WeaponPaintbrush'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
3 / 2 EP
Crafting XP
2.8 XP
Crafted in
Purchased in
25 × Extracts (Mobile) Extracts (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)


The Paintbrush is used in combination with Dyes to paint Structures, Creatures, other players and yourself. To paint items, see Dye for more information.


To use a paintbrush, drag the wanted color on the paintbrush in your inventory. After equipping the paintbrush, "attack" (Lmb, RT, R2) the target to color it with the brush. If you want to use multiple colors, it can be more sparing on dye usage to have multiple brushes, each loaded with a different dye.

When painting structures, you can now select which region of the structure you want to color. Creatures, players and certain objects (like the War Map War Map or Single Panel Flag Single Panel Flag) don't have any paint regions to select from, but instead you can freely doodle on them. See Painting for more information on doodling, and loading and saving of custom doodles.

The brush contains 10 charges of the selected color, so you can paint more than one structure part or with more than one color. If you are able to make one, the Spray Painter is a more sparing use of dye for painting structures, and is much faster.


  • Paintbrushes have a durability that can be seen when it runs out of dye. If it breaks, simply add dye to it to repair it.
  • Almost any object that allows free-hand ability (Creatures, Painting Canvas, etc) has the save option on top of the painting interface for saving the player's painting.