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.

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Electric Paint comes in 3 quantities

Electric Paint 10ml

  • Apply by squeezing the tube
  • Great for cold soldering and painting circuits
  • One tube can cover up to 0.5m
  • Use with Bare Conductive hardware
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Electric Paint 50ml

  • Apply like any other water-based paint
  • Great for screen printing or painting sensors
  • One jar can cover up to 0.8m² 
  • Use with Bare Conductive hardware
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Electric Paint 1L

  • Apply like any other water-based paint
  • Great for screen printing or painting large sensors
  • One 1L bucket can cover up to 16m²
  • Use with Interactive Wall Kit
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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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