paint over

phrasal verb

painted over; painting over; paints over
: to cover (something) with a layer of paint
paint over graffiti

Examples of paint over in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Then to add a sophisticated touch, kids can paint over, outline, or enhance the drawing with a wet paintbrush to turn them into watercolor paints. Maya Polton, Parents, 21 Nov. 2023 Two large murals that featured Urías prominently at the loge-level entrances in left field and right field were covered or painted over. Austin Knoblauch, Los Angeles Times, 12 Sep. 2023 During World War II, the Berlin part of the mural was painted over and replaced with Athens, the birthplace of then-studio head Spyros Skouras. Pat Saperstein, Variety, 16 Oct. 2023 For sets, houses were constructed using metal frames covered by cardboard as artists would eventually paint over each frame. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 15 Sep. 2023 Whitewashed, and spray painted, again Then, by Monday early morning, all the graffiti had vanished, painted over in white. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 8 Aug. 2023 Julio Urias no longer has a locker in the Dodgers’ clubhouse and the team covered up or painted over spots around Dodger Stadium where his image was. Peter Abraham,, 16 Sep. 2023 The Dodgers have given his locker to someone else (Kolten Wong) and covered up or painted over any mural that featured Urías. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 13 Sep. 2023 Graffiti, likely against Iran’s government, is rapidly painted over in black by Tehran’s municipal workers. Nasser Karimi and Jon Gambrell, The Christian Science Monitor, 12 Sep. 2023 See More

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“Paint over.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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