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Paint Tool

Paint Tool, also known as the Spray Tool, is a tool in Scrap Mechanic.


The Paint Tool can paint Blocks, Interactive Parts, and Parts a variety of colors.


Left mouse paints with the currently selected color. Right mouse removes the color from painted objects. Multiple blocks can be painted or cleared of color by dragging with the respective mouse button, similar to placing or removing multiple blocks at once.

To change the color painted with, press Q (or "next rotation" key) to open the color selection GUI. To close it without selecting a color, press Q or Escape.

In Survival Mode, the Paint Tool requires Paint Ammo as ammunition. Each painting action uses one Paint Ammo. This includes both painting a single block and painting multiple blocks at once.

The Paint Tool can be used to in conjunction with level 5 Sensors for its color detecting mode.


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There are ten available base colors. Each base color has one tint and two shades, making a total of forty unique colors.

  • Gray
  • Yellow
  • Lime Green
  • Green
  • Cyan
  • Blue
  • Violet
  • Magenta
  • Red
  • Orange
Hexadecimal representations of the available colors.
Very Light Light Dark Very Dark
Gray EEEEEE 7F7F7F 4A4A4A 222222
Yellow F5F071 E2DB13 817C00 323000
Lime Green CBF66F A0EA00 577D07 375000
Green 68FF88 19E753 0E8031 064023
Cyan 7EEDED 2CE6E6 118787 0A4444
Blue 4C6FE3 0A3EE2 0F2E91 0A1D5A
Violet AE79F0 7514ED 500AA6 35086C
Magenta EE7BF0 CF11D2 720A74 520653
Red F06767 D02525 7C0000 560202
Orange EEAF5C DF7F00 673B00 472800


  • Holding R with this tool equipped will show a reloading animation.
  • In the unlimited developer inventory there is a placeable part named obj_tool_paint. This part is used as a model for when you drop a tool out of your inventory. It is not obtainable in all 3 game modes normally.
  • The Paint Tool was the first Tool to be added in Beta.



  • 0.4.6
    • Tools can now be dropped.
    • Removing paint no longer costs Paint Ammo.
  • 0.3.0
    • Remade first and third person animations.
  • 0.2.0
    • The small tubes on the viewmodel are now tinted the selected color.
  • 0.1.28
    • GUI can now be closed with Q or Escape.
  • 0.1.20
    • Added Paint Tool.