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The Paint Gun is one of the weakest weapons in Half-Life 2: Survivor, the others being the Stun Sniper Rifle and the Marking Sniper Rifle. Being a shotgun, it will usually deal more damage since it is firing multiple pellets, but the damage will still be very low. This makes the Paint Gun ineffective as a weapon, but it is made useful by its ability to paint enemy players.
Hit players will be covered in bright green paint, which makes them easier to be noticed by enemies. Additionally, the Paint status effect gets applied. While under its effects, the player's view will be covered by the paint, making it difficult to see other players and aim; the painted player's position will also be seen on the enemy radar. The effect lasts for a maximum of 20 seconds, but can be removed by the Recovery Injection or player's death. Submerging in water also washes the paint off, removing the effect.
The Paint Gun is useful when fighting stronger characters or during close-range encounters without any close-range weapons. It can also be used to escape from enemies when low on health. Additionally, it can be used to paint enemy shields (the Provisional Shield and the Hand Shield), rendering them unable to be seen through.
Even though the damage dealt by the Paint Gun is too low for it to be used to kill other players, it can be used to detonate the placed S.L.A.Ms, Powershakes and Wave Cancellers if no other weapons are available.
Behind the scenes
The Paint Gun is one of the only two weapons that have unique models for their ammunition, the other one being the Sniper Rifle. The model, however, appears to be unused, as the only way to recover the ammunition is by picking up the Special Magazine.