How To Paint Dinos In ARK Survival Evolved?


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

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

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)

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
Black
15 Narcoberry 2 Charcoal Water
Blue
15 Azulberry 2 Charcoal Water
Brick
12 Tintoberry 6 Narcoberry Sparkpowder Water
Brown
6 Amarberry 3 Azulberry 9 Tintoberry 2 Charcoal Water
Cantaloupe
7 Amarberry 7 Tintoberry 4 Stimberry Sparkpowder Water
Cyan
6 Amarberry 12 Azulberry Sparkpowder Water
Forest
7 Amarberry 7 Azulberry 4 Narcoberry Gunpowder Water
Green
9 Amarberry 9 Azulberry 2 Charcoal Water
Magenta
9 Azulberry 9 Tintoberry Sparkpowder Water
Mud
4 Amarberry 1 Azulberry 7 Tintoberry 6 Narcoberry Sparkpowder Water
Navy
12 Azulberry 6 Narcoberry Sparkpowder Water
Olive
12 Amarberry 6 Narcoberry Sparkpowder Water
Orange
9 Amarberry 9 Tintoberry 2 Charcoal Water
Parchment
12 Amarberry 6 Stimberry Gunpowder Water
Pink
12 Tintoberry 6 Stimberry Gunpowder Water
Purple
9 Azulberry 9 Tintoberry 2 Charcoal Water
Red
15 Tintoberry 2 Charcoal Water
Royalty
7 Azulberry 7 Tintoberry 4 Narcoberry Gunpowder Water
Silver
6 Narcoberry 12 Stimberry Gunpowder Water
Sky
12 Azulberry 6 Stimberry Gunpowder Water
Slate
12 Narcoberry 6 Stimberry Sparkpowder Water
Tan
4 Amarberry 1 Azulberry 7 Tintoberry 6 Stimberry Gunpowder Water
Tangerine
7 Amarberry 7 Tintoberry 4 Narcoberry Gunpowder Water
White
15 Stimberry 2 Charcoal Water
Yellow
15 Amarberry 2 Charcoal Water

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