|Learning English - The Flatmates|
Equipment we use with paint
a brush / a paintbrush:|
a tool with short pieces of stiff hair, plastic or wire attached to a wooden or plastic handle, which is used for painting
We need a thick brush for the walls and then a small one for around the light switch.
a tool which has a sponge cylinder attached to a wooden or plastic pole which is used for painting walls, large or high areas
We'll need to use the roller to paint the ceiling.
liquid used to remove old paint from wooden surfaces (for example, doors)
First we'll use the paint stripper to get rid of all the old paint, then we'll redo the doors a lovely sky-blue gloss.
a colour chart:
a piece of paper or cardboard that shows small samples of different colours to help you choose which pot of paint to buy
I don't know exactly what shade of blue to paint this room. Which blue on this colour chart do you think looks best?
to paint a rosy / bleak picture:
to describe something in a particular way, either very positively (rosy) or negatively (bleak)
The boss painted a rosy picture of the firm's future, saying it would be making bigger and bigger profits over the next 10 years.
She always paints such a bleak picture. She's so sure that global warming, wars and famine are the only things in store for all of us.
to paint the town / to paint the town red:
to go out and enjoy yourself, (often drinking alcohol, dancing and having a good time) usually to celebrate something
When she heard that she'd passed all her exams, she went out with her friends and painted the town red. She didn't get home till 3 in the morning!
to watch paint dry (usually used humorously):
used to talk about an activity that you think is very boring
I'd rather watch paint dry than play computer games. They're so boring!
something that has a lot of small holes, so liquid (for example, paint) can pass through, especially slowly
a painter and decorator
someone who works painting and improving the appearance of people's houses
a project manager
someone who works as the overall manager of a piece of work or project (which usually involves a team of workers and a budget of money and resources)