thick, thin

Old paint was chipping off the outside walls.

dry, wet
chipped, loose, peeling
emulsion (BrE), enamel, flat (esp. AmE), gloss, matt/matte, metallic, spray
lead, lead-based, oil-based, water-based
acrylic, oil, poster, watercolour/watercolor

an artist working with acrylic paints

craft (AmE)
milk (AmE), tempera
exterior, interior
fabric, house
blob, speck, splash, spot

Specks of paint found at the scene were found to match the accused's car.


I'll give the walls a fresh coat of paint.


The artist has used several layers of paint to create the stormy sky.

lick (informal)

A lick of paint will do wonders for the room.

jar, pot, tube
bucket (AmE), can (AmE), tin (BrE)
box, set

a set of oil paints

apply, put on, spray
daub with (esp. BrE), splash with, splatter with
remove, scrape off, strip, strip off
chip, flake, flake off, peel

Paint was peeling from the walls.


The stove is available in two metallic paint finishes.

brush (usually paintbrush), roller
bucket (esp. AmE), can (AmE), pot
remover, stripper
chip (AmE)
application, coat (AmE) (usually coat of paint in AmE and always in BrE), layer
manufacturer, shop (BrE), store (AmE)

The aircraft have been repainted in the original red and black paint scheme.


We did a quick paint job on the car and hoped the damage wasn't noticeable.

carefully, delicately, meticulously
badly, crudely

The walls had been painted very badly.

a crudely painted human figure

beautifully, exquisitely
brightly, gaily (old-fashioned)

the cheerful, brightly painted doors


an artist who usually paints in oils


I like to paint on canvas.


Paint the box all over with varnish.

freshly painted, newly painted
paint sth blue, white, etc.

We painted the walls light green.

Paint is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑artist
Paint is used with these nouns as the object: ↑backdrop, ↑bedroom, ↑ceiling, ↑design, ↑exterior, ↑fingernail, ↑likeness, ↑masterpiece, ↑mural, ↑nail, ↑painting, ↑picture, ↑portrait, ↑room, ↑scenario, ↑slogan, ↑toenail, ↑view, ↑wall, ↑wood, ↑woodwork

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