Electric Paint 1L

$325.00 ex VAT

Large scale project with Electric Paint? You’re looking in the right place.

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Design, discover, create. Your design and electronics projects are about to change forever. Paint and screen print circuits and sensors, or use as a  conductive adhesive on almost anything including paper, plastic, textiles and conventional electronics. For permanent applications, or to create multi-layer circuitry, Electric Paint can be insulated using standard acrylic or water-based paints.


Works with:
Touch Board, Pi Cap, electrical components,  prototyping materials, PCBs, microcontrollers, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, MaKey MaKey and e‐textiles. Use with the Touch Board or Pi Cap to make touch sensors.

LEVEL: Beginner to Expert Engineer

In this pack:

1 x Electric Paint 1L

Large Scale Sensors

Non-toxic and water soluble, Electric Paint can be used to paint or print sensors on a wide range of surfaces. These sensors can be used to build sensors into the environment or to create interactive installations. Before using Electric Paint in any large scale project, make sure to read Sensor Design Basic Rules of Thumb for some useful advice.

wallpaper with electric paint

Sealing Electric Paint

For long term durability, Electric Paint can be sealed, coated or covered with a water-resistant layer such as acrylic or glass. For tips on how to do this you can check out this tutorial by Thomas Evans.

Testing varnish on white paper

Data Sheets:
Electric Paint MSDS
Electric Paint Technical Data Sheet
Electric Paint Application Notes

Touch Board Workshop Manual
Touch Board Techniques and Inspiration  
Touch Board Basic Projects
Touch Board Digital Toolkit


• Conducts electricity when dry
• Paint, stencil or screen print
•  Air­‐drying
• Nontoxic and solvent free
• Water soluble
• Paint over with water‐based paints
• Paint, screenprint, stencil, spray on or apply like any other water-based paint
• Dries at room temperature in 10-15 minutes
• Must be fully dry to work
• Easily removable with soap and water
• Seal with acrylic paint or spray varnish
• Can last years if treated properly and kept dry
• Works on: paper, cardboard, wood, plastic, glass, plaster, some rubbers, textiles, etc…
• Can be painted or sprayed over for protection or multi-layered circuitry
• Can be used with e-textiles
• Surface resistivity approx 55 ohms/square at 50 microns layer thickness

Extensive project examples and resources at: www.bareconductive.com/make

Precautions of use:
Store in a cool dry place. Use within 6 months of opening. This product has not been tested with an electrical source exceeding 12V DC or 50mA: therefore use with higher voltages is not recommended. Use in accordance with the battery manufacturer’s instructions. Do not ingest. Children under the age of 14 must be supervised by an adult whilst using this product. Can be removed with soap and water.

Made in the UK
13 cm (5.11 in)
14 cm (5.5 in)
13 cm (5.11 in)
1.3 kgs (46.03 oz)

3 reviews for Electric Paint 1L

  1. Michael Miller

    How much current can this carry? I’d like to paint decorative circuit lines on my wall to power LED museum lights to light up artwork without running wires or poking holes in the wall. Would that work?

    • Pascal Loose

      Hi Michael,

      We recommend for the paint to be used in applications of no more than 12VDC and 50mA. Chances are that your LED lights are using mains electricity and therefore the paint would be unsuitable to power them up. You can power up smaller LEDs, like here: https://www.bareconductive.com/make/how-to-use-electric-paint-with-leds/

  2. Joseph Douglas LaGrandeur


    Can this paint be used on exterior of buildings in California?

  3. marlos

    Good afternoon

    Can this paint be placed on an offset machine?

    Thank you

    • Pascal Loose


      The paint cannot be used in an offset machine, as it is too thick.

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