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Paint Cans are tool items that allow you to change the color scheme of hats. Paint cans were implemented in the Mann-Conomy Update on September 30, 2010. Paint is available in 15 different colors, and all but two of these colors can be obtained in the Mann Co. Store. The other two colors, 'An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge' and 'A Distinctive Lack of Hue' may only be found via the Item Drop System or through chance from an opened Series #1, Series #3 or Series #4 Mann Co. Supply Crate.
Since the October 6, 2010 Patch, hats can have their paint removed, restoring them to their original color. In doing so, however, the Paint Can will not be returned to the player.
The "Team Spirit" paint can, added in the November 19, 2010 Patch, changes the painted item's color depending on the player's team. The listed price for "Team Spirit" is currently
| USD =4.99 | GBP = 3.49 | EUR = 4.99
| ALL | #default =4.99 / 3.49 / 4.99 }} as opposed to the regular
| USD =2.49 | GBP = 1.99 | EUR = 2.49
| ALL | #default =2.49 / 1.99 / 2.49 }}. They cannot be obtained via random drops.
|A Deep Commitment to Purple||#7D4071||Muskelmannbraun||#A57545|
|Aged Moustache Grey||#7E7E7E||Noble Hatter's Violet||#51384A|
|Australium Gold||#E7B53B||Peculiarly Drab Tincture||#C5AF91|
|Color No. 216-190-216||#D8BED8||Radigan Conagher Brown||#694D3A|
|Indubitably Green||#729E42||Ye Olde Rustic Colour||#7C6C57|
|Mann Co. Orange||#CF7336||Zephaniah's Greed||#424F3B|
|An Extraordinary Abundance of Tinge||#E6E6E6||A Distinctive Lack of Hue||#141414|
|The Bitter Taste of Defeat and Lime||#32CD32||Green Lime||#32CD32|
|Team Spirit RED||#B8383B||Team Spirit BLU||#5885A2|
- The "216-190-216" in the name of Color No. 216-190-216 is the RGB representation of the color that items are painted with.
- Zephaniah's Greed is misspelled; it should instead say "Zepheniah's Greed".
- Muskelmannbraun is German for "Muscleman brown".
- Painted items do not work under DirectX 8; they will be the ordinary colored item instead. When running the game under DirectX 8, the item descriptions for the Paint Cans as well as the "carrying" descriptions for other players' painted items will warn you of this fact. Painted items also had red text beneath the item's description stating, "Paint will not be visible on your computer (DX9+ required)".