To use a paintbrush, drag the wanted color on the paintbrush in your inventory. After equipping the paintbrush, "attack" (Lmb, , ) 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 or 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. These Doodles are great for being able to convince other players in a PvP server to try to beg or convince people into not harming you.
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.