English version

paint in Household topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpaintpaint1 /peɪnt/ ●●● S2 W2 noun [uncountable]  1 paint.jpg DHTBa liquid that you put on a surface, using a brush to make the surface a particular colour a can of blue paint Wet paint (=used as a warning on signs when something has just been painted) The whole house could do with a fresh coat of paint.peeling/flaking paint (=old paint that is starting to come off the surface) All this room needs is a lick of paint (=paint used to make a place more attractive).2 paintsCOLLOCATIONSphrasesa can/tin/pot of paintHe had spilt a can of paint on the floor.a tube of paintThere was a painting on one of the easels and a table with his brushes and tubes of paint.a layer of paintThey removed the old layers of paint.a coat of paint (=a layer of paint that is put on something)Walls usually need at least two coats of paint.a lick of paint informal (=a layer of paint used to make something more attractive)All she needed to do to the kitchen was give it a lick of paint.adjectiveswhite/red/blue etcI decided to use white paint throughout the house.wetCareful – the paint is still wet.dryRemove the tape when the paint is dry.fresh (=new – used especially about the smell of new paint)The place smelled of fresh paint and new carpets.peeling/flaking paint (=starting to come off a surface because it is old)She lived in a gloomy old building with peeling paint on the walls.verbsput paint on somethingDon’t put the paint on too thick.apply paint formalClean the surface before applying the paint with a brush or roller.spray paint (=send paint out from a container in a stream of very small drops)Vandals had sprayed paint all over the walls.strip paint (=remove all the paint from a surface)We decided to strip the paint off the doors.scrape off/away paint (=take most of the paint off a surface using a tool)Scrape off any loose or flaking paint and rub the surface with sandpaper.paint driesWait for the paint to dry.paint peels/flakesThe paint was starting to peel off the window frame.
Examples from the Corpus
painta painting classI'm not very good at painting.The use of Colour Index Generic Names, enables us to know which pigments are being used in each paint.The kit is sold complete apart from paint, with the machining work carried out by Rotorway.In recent years, lead levels have fallen as regulations have curbed lead in paint, gas and other products.But she could find no paint.Curious faces turned in her direction, faces some plain some pretty but all innocent of paint and powder.The state Air Resources Board can not ban spray paint.Manufacturers of the device said it would add about 25 cents to the cost of a can of spray paint.I holders cutters around nosed pliers a medium grade sandpaper, silver spray paint.There was an old iron bed, with rust showing through the white paint.a lick of paintRooms have recently had a lick of paint, but nothing too drastic, making this an unbeatable central London bargain.Julie Mills moved into her Edwardian town house in London expecting to just give it a lick of paint.