spray paint

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: paint that is sprayed onto a surface from a hand-held can
a can of spray paint


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spray-painted; spray-painting; spray-paints
: to paint (something) with paint that is sprayed from a can or sprayer

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Within this square, any other enterprising dealers needed strict permission from the home crew to do business, and so no one forgot, painted almost everywhere in conspicuous, day-glo spray paint were the capital letters P.S.K.: the Park Side Killers. Jonathan Rowe and Chris Schwartz, SPIN, 2 Nov. 2023 Give a few pinecones a light coat of white spray paint and let dry. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Oct. 2023 Courtesy the artist and Loose Joints House of Jealous Lovers, a mixed-media artwork (acrylic, spray paint, photo transfer, and oil) by Rosson Crow, whose work will be on view next month with Miles McEnery at the Armory Show in New York City. Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, Harper's Magazine, 2 Aug. 2023 What started with eight houses suddenly turned into the entire street buying pink spray paint, lights and decorations. María Luisa Paúl, Washington Post, 10 Oct. 2023 Cut out the cat silhouettes on medium-density fiberboard and spray paint them black. Megan Boettcher, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Oct. 2023 The outside of the gas station also was vandalized with spray paint, Lott said. Jeanine Santucci, USA TODAY, 31 May 2023 The stencil can be filled with ozone-friendly spray paint or acrylic paint. Vogue, 8 Sep. 2023 The images show black spray paint with anti-LGBTQ messages, Celtic crosses and a swastika. Jay Valle, NBC News, 28 Aug. 2023
In September, a swastika and antisemitic slurs were spray-painted on the sidewalk outside of a Jewish sorority house. Rich Schapiro, NBC News, 11 Nov. 2023 In June, seven swastikas were found spray-painted in a Clifton park between two Jewish schools. Erik Ortiz, NBC News, 4 Nov. 2023 Authorities investigating Star of David symbols spray-painted on Paris buildings More In: Mike Johnson Joe Biden Elise Stefanik United States House of Representatives Kathryn Watson Kathryn Watson is a politics reporter for CBS News Digital based in Washington, D.C. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 2 Nov. 2023 He is accused of spray-painting a pro-Palestinian message on a wall on Freret Street, Fitts said, according to the Tulane Hullabaloo. Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner, 27 Oct. 2023 On one of them, somebody spray-painted the word NO in front of BORDER. Uri Kaufman, Foreign Affairs, 20 Oct. 2023 Purchase a fir wreath and spray-paint it lightly and evenly with white paint. Emily Vanschmus, Better Homes & Gardens, 17 Oct. 2023 In addition, mistrust among the community grew: Numerous signs are spray-painted with messages asking people to call the S.B.U., the Ukrainian security services, with any information about collaborators. Dzvinka Pinchuk Emile Ducke, New York Times, 29 Sep. 2023 Later Angus and his friend Daniel Aguilera, who had also lost his father in recent years, spent two hours painting a cardboard canvas and spray-painting a yellow skateboard over the jacuzzi cover in the backyard, which left a permanent stain. Danielle Bacher, Peoplemag, 25 Sep. 2023 See More

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