Electric Paint

Create sensors and circuits with paint.

Electric Paint is electrically conductive, water-based, and non-toxic paint, and air-dries at room temperature. It is great for fast prototyping with printed electronics, fixing small repairs in circuits, or painting large interactive murals.

Electric Paint is electrically conductive, water-based, and non-toxic paint, and air-dries at room temperature. It is great for fast prototyping with printed electronics, fixing small repairs in circuits, or painting large interactive murals.

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10ml

  • Repair Breaks 
  • Cold Solder
  • Draw small scale circuits.
  • Ideal tool for applying small quantities.
  • One tube can cover up to 0.5m.
  • Use alongside Bare Conductive Hardware.

50ml

  • Perfect for painting or screen printing sensors.
  • Apply like any other water-based paint.  
  • Design your own custom sensors. 
  • One 50ml jar can cover up to 0.8m². 
  • Use alongside Bare Conductive Hardware.

1L

  • Perfect for creating large-scale sensors.
  • Apply like any other water-based paint.
  • Design your own custom sensors.
  • One 50ml jar can cover up to 0.8m².
  • One 1L bucket can cover approximately 16m².
  • Use alongside Interactive Wall Kit.

12 Electrodes

12 capacitive touch and proximity electrodes.

Completely Level Base

Easily attach it onto any flat surface.

MP3 decoder and
MIDI synthesizer

Play MP3 files or simulate a MIDI instrument via speakers or headphones connected to the audio jack. 

MicroSD Included

Upload MP3 files onto the supplied microSD card and change it without having to reprogram the Touch Board.

USB Serial, MIDI interface and mouse and keyboard

When plugged into a computer, the Touch Board can act as a USB serial device, USB MIDI interface or as a USB mouse or keyboard. Use the data from the electrodes as an input for software that utilises either serial, MIDI or keyboard strokes.

1L

  • Perfect for creating large-scale sensors.
  • Apply like any other water-based paint.
  • Design your own custom sensors.
  • One 50ml jar can cover up to 0.8m².
  • One 1L bucket can cover approximately 16m².
  • Use alongside Interactive Wall Kit.

Technical Information

Electric Paint is a non-toxic, water-based, water soluble, electrically conductive paint. It can be used in circuits as a painted resistor element, a capacitive electrode or can function as a conductor in designs that can tolerate high resistivity. It is intended for applications with circuits using low DC voltages at low currents.

Electric Paint adheres to a wide variety of substrates and can be applied using screen printing equipment. Its major benefits include low cost, solubility in water and good screen life. It is black in colour and can be over-painted with any material compatible with a water-based paint.

For full technical specifications, please refer to the Technical Data Sheet here.

  • Color: Black
  • Density: 1.16 g/ml
  • Sheet resistance: 55Ω/sq at 50 micron film thickness
  • Screen printing: 43T – 90T polyester or stainless steel screen
  • Vehicle: Water-based
  • Drying temperature: Room temp for 5-15 minutes
  • Clean up: Warm water and soap
  • Shelf life: six months after opening

Get started with one of our Electric Paint Kits. 

Electric Paint Circuit Kit  

Build a paper city and paint a circuit with Electric Paint.

If Electric Paint is new to you, this is the perfect kit to get you started. Drawing your circuit is as easy as squeezing a tube, tracing a line, and connecting LEDs. This simple kit is the perfect introduction, with easy instructions and a clearly marked template. Add a battery to power the LED lights and bring your circuit city to life!

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Electric Paint Lamp Kit

Turn a piece of paper into a touch-sensitive lamp with Electric Paint.

Combine Electric Paint and the capacitive sensing of the Light Up Board, to create a beautiful paper lamp in three easy steps: paint, fold, and power on! No tools, no programming, no special skills required.

Select from three templates, each with a unique interface to create either a touch, dimmer or proximity lamp. The Electric Paint Lamp Kit is the perfect gift to bring a little more light to your life, or someone else’s.

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Electric Paint and
Interactive Wall Kit

Ready-to-install interactivity for professional installations, powered by the Touch Board and Electric Paint.

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Electric Paint and
Interactive Wall Kit

Ready-to-install interactivity for professional installations, powered by the Touch Board and Electric Paint.

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Discover the Interactive Wall Kit

Ready-to-install interactivity for professional installations, powered by the Touch Board

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