Sinister Staining (halloween spell)

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Sinister Staining is a tool item which allow users to paint a cosmetic item. When applied, the item's color shifts back and forth between bright yellow and yellowish-green (resembling the Drably Olive paint), pulsing in intensity. This effect will only be visible during full moons and Halloween events, remaining dormant the rest of the time.

Prior to Scream Fortress 2015, It could be found during Halloween events inside of Haunted Halloween Gifts on Ghost Fort, or from a Pile Of Curses.

Update history

October 26, 2012 Patch (Spectral Halloween Special)

  • Halloween Spell: Sinister Staining was added to the game.

October 29, 2013 Patch (Scream Fortress 2013)

  • Enabled Halloween Spell Potions

November 11, 2013 Patch

  • Effects will only be visible during Halloween/Full Moon events.

October 22, 2014 Patch

  • Enabled Halloween Spell Potions

October 23, 2014 Patch

  • Updated Halloween Spells to be tradable

December 17, 2015 Patch (Tough Break Update)

  • [Undocumented] Halloween spells are no longer tradable.



  • The backpack icon incorrectly uses the coloring overlay intended for paint cans.


  • Any unused Halloween Spell items are removed at the end of a Halloween event.