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Spray Painter
Spray Painter
Apply a dye to this, then shoot it at structures to paint them. Hold Alt Fire + Hotkey Number to set painting region.
Ammo used
Melee damage
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitemnum 388 1 0 0
cheat gfi SprayPaint 1 0 0
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Weapons/PrimalItem_WeaponSprayPaint.PrimalItem_WeaponSprayPaint'" 1 0 0
Required level
Engram points
30 EP
Crafting XP
927 XP
Required stations
Purchased in
400 × Extracts (Mobile) Extracts (ARK: Survival Evolved Mobile)

The Spray Painter is a tool in ARK: Survival Evolved. It can be utilized to quickly paint structures/constructions with less dye than a Paintbrush would use.


  1. To set a paint color, drag the chosen dye onto the Spray Painter.
  2. To toggle a paint region to Enabled or Disabled, press the combination as shown on the table below to select which color region(s) you wish to paint.
  3. Hold down the fire button and drag your crosshair over each structure piece to paint the Enabled regions in the color applied to the Spray Painter. The dye will slowly be expended as you are spraying, and you can see how much paint you have left by looking at the grey bar underneath the Spray Painter in your inventory.
  4. If you run out of paint in the Spray Painter, as one might when using a Paint Brush, you can quickly refill with the same color by pressing the melee button.

For the PlayStation and Xbox versions, the Color Regions are Enabled and Disabled by pressing combinations of buttons as shown in the table below:

Paint Region PC Key PS4 button Xbox Button
1 Rmb + 1 L2+Left LT+Left
2 Rmb + 2 L2+Up LT+Up
3 Rmb + 3 L2+Right LT+Right
4 Rmb + 4 L2+Down LT+Down
5 Rmb + 5 L1+L2+Square LB+LT+X
6 Rmb + 6 L1+L2+Triangle LB+LT+Y


  • The Spray Painter can be used while mounted.
  • The Spray Painter can be used underwater as of 264.5.
  • It resets its region settings upon switching of tools or mounting.
  • It does not allow you to select a separated part of the painted area.
  • It can't be used for painting Creatures, other players or yourself (Warpaint).

Video Demonstration[]

A full video guide for the new spray gun