What is paint?

  • (noun): A substance used as a coating to protect or decorate a surface (especially a mixture of pigment suspended in a liquid); dries to form a hard coating.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Paint is any liquid, liquefiable, or mastic composition which, after application to a substrate in a thin layer, is converted to a solid film. It is most commonly used to protect, color or provide texture to objects.

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Some articles on paint:

Paint, Pennsylvania - Demographics
... There were 397 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.4% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 29.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older ...
Anti-climb Paint
... Anti-climb paint (also known as Anti Vandal Paint) is a class of paint consisting of a thick oily coating that is applied with a stiff brush, trowel or by hand ... In appearance it is similar to smooth gloss paint when applied but it remains slippery indefinitely thereby preventing any intruder from gaining a foothold ...
Camp Massad (Manitoba) - Program Jobs - Oolamer - Paint Mixers
... Though not a very limelight associated job, the paint mixers do exactly what their title sounds like ... They mix the paint, trying to get the right amount of water and paint ... It is necessary to have the most spreadable, combination of thick and thin paint possible ...
Rubik's Games - The Games
... could play and solve the puzzle using the PC's mouse, and even a paint and solve feature where they could paint the sides of the cube and then click on the solve feature, the computer would find the ... Paint War Is A Chess type game where the player has pieces that rank from zero to 5 and only pieces with a smaller number can take the pieces of their opponent, the zero piece can be ... Paint more of the 42 squares before the computer does ...
Painterboy - Gameplay
... part, the idea is to drive from the office to the house to paint - and back ... First, you need to pick a correct paint to paint the house with wrong choice (such as oil paint for a concrete building) will result in a chastisement from the Father ...

More definitions of "paint":

  • (verb): Apply paint to; coat with paint.
    Example: "We painted the rooms yellow"
  • (verb): Make a painting.
    Example: "He painted all day in the garden"; "He painted a painting of the garden"
  • (verb): Apply a liquid to; e.g., paint the gutters with linseed oil.
  • (verb): Make a painting of.
    Example: "He painted his mistress many times"
  • (noun): (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court.
    Example: "He dominates play in the paint"
    Synonyms: key
  • (noun): Makeup consisting of a pink or red powder applied to the cheeks.
    Synonyms: rouge, blusher

Famous quotes containing the word paint:

    ... to paint with oil paints for the first time ... is like trying to make something exquisitely accurate and microscopically clear out of mud pies with boxing gloves on.
    Brenda Ueland (1891–1985)

    You will pardon some obscurities, for there are more secrets in my trade than in most men’s, and yet not voluntarily kept, but inseparable from its very nature. I would gladly tell all that I know about it, and never paint “No Admittance” on my gate.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    I hate flowers—I paint them because they’re cheaper than models and they don’t move.
    Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986)