The Painter is a friendly guy who loves to decorate houses. When he shows up in your Terraria world, he’s ready to sell you lots of fun paints and wallpapers to help you give your base a shiny new coat of paint — literally! In today’s guide, we’ll show you where to find the Painter in Terraria Mobile and why they are needed!
Where to Find the Painter
NPCs in Terraria can be found in one of two ways: they’re either wandering around the world and you must discover them while out on your adventures, or they move in automatically whenever you expand your town.
Thankfully, the Painter belongs to the latter group! He will move into your town after there are at least eight other NPCs living there, and you have an open room for him to take.
Why the Painter is Needed
The Painter is your earliest gateway into decorating your bases, as he sells the Paintbrush and Paint Roller, the tools needed to paint blocks and walls, respectively. Of course, this means that he isn’t absolutely crucial to beating Terraria, but come on… you don’t want to go through the whole game without making a cool house, right?
Both the Paintbrush and Paint Roller sell for one gold each. Of courses, you’ll also need buckets of paint which the Painter also sells for 25 copper a bucket. The Painter also sells fun paintings to spruce up any room in your town, or decorative wallpapers to give any room a little more personality.
The Painter will always sell painting tools, buckets, and wallpapers, but he’ll also sell special items depending on several factors, including what biome his house is in, the current moon phase, or if you’re in hardmode. Here’s a complete list of the things he sells! Note that if nothing is listed under conditions, that means it’s always available.
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Paints & Tools
|Sky Blue Paint||25c|
|Shadow Paint||50c||Hardmode only|
|Negative Paint||75c||Hardmode only|
|Illuminant Paint||2s||Painter must be in Graveyard|
|Biome Pylon||10g||Sells the pylon to the biome he’s currently in|
|Copper Pipe Wallpaper||1s|
|Fancy Gray Wallpaper||1s|
|Ice Floe Wallpaper||1s|
|Purple Rain Wallpaper||1s|
|Sparkle Stone Wallpaper||1s|
|Starlit Heaven Wallpaper||1s|
|Christmas Tree Wallpaper||1s||Christmas Event Only|
|Candy Cane Wallpaper||1s||Christmas Event Only|
|Stars Wallpaper||1s||Christmas Event Only|
|Snowflake Wallpaper||1s||Christmas Event Only|
|Bluegreen Wallpaper||1s||Christmas Event Only|
|Ornament Wallpaper||1s||Christmas Event Only|
|Festive Wallpaper||1s||Christmas Event Only|
|Squiggles Wallpaper||1s||Christmas Event Only|
|Krampus Horn Wallpaper||1s||Christmas Event Only|
|Grinch Finger Wallpaper||1s||Christmas Event Only|
|First Encounter||1g||Full Moon or Waning Gibbous only|
|Good Morning||1g||Third Quarter or Waning Crescent only|
|Underground Reward||1g||New Moon or Waxing Crescent only|
|Through the Window||1g||First Quarter or Waxing Gibbous only|
|Deadland Comes Alive||1g||Painter must be in Crimson|
|Lightless Chasms||1g||Painter must be in Corruption|
|The Land of Deceiving Looks||1g||Painter must be in Hallow|
|Do Not Step on the Grass||1g||Painter must be in Jungle|
|Cold Waters in the White Land||1g||Painter must be in Snow Biome|
|Secret of the Sands||1g||Painter must be in Desert|
|Evil Presence||1g||Blood Moon only|
|Place Above the Clouds||1g||Painter must be in Space|
|Sky Guardian||1g||Hardmode only, Painter must be in Space|
|Nevermore||1g||Painter must be in Graveyard|
|Graveyard (Painting)||1g||Painter must be in Graveyard|
|Ghost Manifestation||1g||Painter must be in Graveyard|
|Wicked Undead||1g||Painter must be in Graveyard|
|Bloody Goblet||1g||Painter must be in Graveyard|
|Still Life||1g||Painter must be in Graveyard|
And that’s all you need to know about the Painter in Terraria Mobile! If you have any other questions or tips about the Painter, let us know in the comments below!