How To Paint Dinos In ARK Survival Evolved?

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Paint otherwise known as dye can be used to colour a number of things in ARK.

Guess what, you can even paint your dinosaurs!

If you're playing with a tribe or in a PVP server this is a great way to mark what's yours.

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How To Paint Dinos

First of all, you'll need dye, you can find how to make it further down with a chart for each colour recipe.

Now you'll want to make yourself a Paintbrush, it requires the following materials:

  • 1x Wood 
  • 3x Hide
  • 10x Thatch
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Drag whichever colour of dye you want to use onto your Paintbrush to apply it.

You'll get 10 charges per dye.

Find whichever dino you want to paint and click it, then click the area you want to paint.

Hey presto, you have a bright colourful dinosaur!

How To Make Dye

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Dyes can be used to colour dinos, buildings, armour, saddles, weapons and more.

To craft them you'll need a Cooking Pot or Industrial Cooker.

Each recipe requires:

  • 1x Waterskin, 1x Water Jar or 1x Canteen (filled at least 25%)
  • 2x Charcoal, 1x Gunpowder or 1x Sparkpowder
  • Berries (amount and type will depend on the colour you want)
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Put the items into the Cooking Pot or Industrial Cooker then light it or turn it on.

The list below will create five dyes at a time.

You can multiple the required items as many times as you want to get the amount you wish.

Dye List

Use the ingredients indicated in the list below to create the colour of dye you want.

Dye Colour Ingredients
Black15 Narcoberry 2 Charcoal Water
Blue15 Azulberry 2 Charcoal Water
Brick12 Tintoberry 6 Narcoberry Sparkpowder Water
Brown6 Amarberry 3 Azulberry 9 Tintoberry 2 Charcoal Water
Cantaloupe7 Amarberry 7 Tintoberry 4 Stimberry Sparkpowder Water
Cyan6 Amarberry 12 Azulberry Sparkpowder Water
Forest7 Amarberry 7 Azulberry 4 Narcoberry Gunpowder Water
Green9 Amarberry 9 Azulberry 2 Charcoal Water
Magenta9 Azulberry 9 Tintoberry Sparkpowder Water
Mud4 Amarberry 1 Azulberry 7 Tintoberry 6 Narcoberry Sparkpowder Water
Navy12 Azulberry 6 Narcoberry Sparkpowder Water
Olive12 Amarberry 6 Narcoberry Sparkpowder Water
Orange9 Amarberry 9 Tintoberry 2 Charcoal Water
Parchment12 Amarberry 6 Stimberry Gunpowder Water
Pink12 Tintoberry 6 Stimberry Gunpowder Water
Purple9 Azulberry 9 Tintoberry 2 Charcoal Water
Red15 Tintoberry 2 Charcoal Water
Royalty7 Azulberry 7 Tintoberry 4 Narcoberry Gunpowder Water
Silver6 Narcoberry 12 Stimberry Gunpowder Water
Sky12 Azulberry 6 Stimberry Gunpowder Water
Slate12 Narcoberry 6 Stimberry Sparkpowder Water
Tan4 Amarberry 1 Azulberry 7 Tintoberry 6 Stimberry Gunpowder Water
Tangerine7 Amarberry 7 Tintoberry 4 Narcoberry Gunpowder Water
White15 Stimberry 2 Charcoal Water
Yellow15 Amarberry 2 Charcoal Water