The RUST Spray Can is a hand-held re-skin implement, spawnable via the F1 console by administrators and available to be crafted as a default blueprint. Facepunch added this item during the Arctic Update in February of 2022.
The spray cans primary purpose as of its release is to re-skin base deployable aspects without the need for removing them and placing them inside a Repair Bench.
While holding the spray can, players may look at a skinnable item, press the Right mouse button, and an overlay window will appear with all of the skins that the player has for that item. Once selected, the previously unskinned (or alternatively skinned) item will now take the appearance of the new skin without the normal damage associated with picking the item up.
With the introduction of the Combat Update in June of 2022, the Graffiti Pack was added to the permanent General Rust store in the game. Players who purchase the pack for $9.99USD unlock further free spray painting functions, as well as 8 new preset decals that may be used on any structure (duration dependent on the server to server convar settings).
Once unlocked, players may swap freely between decals by holding R (reload) and toggling through a selection on a pie wheel or enter free spray mode. Once free spray is selected, players may alter the spray pattern size and color by holding E. Graffiti and decals may be removed from structures by splashing them with any water-containing implement.
Every time the reskin or spray function is used, the spray can take a small amount of damage until finally broken. If used for no other purpose, spray cans are good for 20 reskins.
RUST Administrators looking to moderate sprays and decals may find the following commands useful: