They are not consumable, so a single Paintbrush can be used repeatedly to paint an entire structure.
How to Use Paintbrushes
- Holding a Paintbrush, walk up to the object you want to paint. A red 'tether' will snap to the object, similar to using the Hammer or Item Shifter. Pressing E will paint the item.
- Each Paintbrush has multiple design options. The current design or pattern can be seen in the small circle that appears when using the paintbrush. These can be cycled through by pressing R. See individual brush pages (linked below) for full pattern examples.
- To paint the same item a different pattern, just paint over the existing one.
Objects that can be painted by Paintbrushes include:
- Building materials such as wood and plaster construction pieces. (Furniture Brushes are required for glass walls and crystal furniture.)
- The walls and floor inside the Player Home
In order to paint the inside of the house, use the paintbrushes on the two frames on either side of the door. One affects the floor, the other the walls.
- Blank Paintings and Blank Carpets
- Multi-plant Farm Plots (3x1, 2x4, 4x4, 8x8).
- Unlike with Furniture Brushes, a Sponge is not required to remove paint from crafted building materials. While holding any paintbrush, press R to cycle through the options. The last one is a 'default' brush that can be used to clear paint from building pieces. It can also be used on the house frames.
Certain paintbrushes are required to complete collections in the Museum:
- Paintbrush Collection 1 - Galaxy, Leaves, Honey, Stone, and Wood.
- Paintbrush Collection 2 - Pastel, Rainbow, Colours, Colourful Shingles, and Dark Colourful Shingles.
The following Paintbrushes can be crafted at the Paint Station. For full lists of patterns and designs, check each brush's individual page.
|Pastels Paintbrush||1x 5x5x|
|Rainbow Paintbrush||1x 5x5x|
|Colours Paintbrush||1x 5x5x|
|Galaxy Paintbrush||1x 5x1x|
|Wood Paintbrush||1x 10x|
|Leaves Paintbrush||1x 25x25x|
|Honey Paintbrush||1x 10x|
|Stone Paintbrush||1x 10x|
|Pattern Paintbrush||1x 5x5x|
|Shingles Roof Paintbrush||1x 5x5x|
|Colourful Shingles Paintbrush||1x 5x5x|
|Dark Colourful Shingles Paintbrush||1x 5x5x|
|Diamond Tile Paintbrush||1x 10x|
|Stone Tile Paintbrush||1x 10x|
|Snow Paintbrush||1x 5x5x|
|Winter Paintbrush||1x 5x5x|
|Glow Swirl Paintbrush||1x 5x|
|Spooky Paintbrush||N/A (Purchase on Halloween Island)|