Translation of paint in Spanish:

paint

pintura, n.

Pronunciation: /peɪnt//peɪnt/

noun

  • 1

    pintura feminine
    wet paint pintura fresca / recién pintado
    • paint remover quitapintura
    • In general, graffiti is removed by using paint in a colour which has the closest match to the actual colour of the tree trunk.
    • In order to cut down on the cost of paint, consider mixing sample pots of colours with white paint.
    • Carpenters were now putting a fresh coating of paint on the house, making it look almost as though it had just been built.
    • It was later given two coats of paint in appropriate colours.
    • A zinc rich paint coating protects the interior of the pipe.
    • He is fond of thin paint and frequently layers a dark blue or black wash over phosphorescent pastel hues.
    • That is why I deliberately allow early coatings of paint to show through as I continually build color.
    • The door was metal with no handle, and painted with white paint now flaking off.
    • Mix up pots of poster paint, and give your children a pot of paint in each colour, a couple of brushes and a glass of water.
    • The top ones were drawn on cartridge paper and then painted in watercolour using sepia colour paint, and the bottom ones were painted straight onto watercolour paper using light red.
    • Yet even when, as here, he captures the light with such sensitivity, Cameron does not use paint for its vivid colour, but as a means of expressing tonal change.
    • A car comes rattling down the street, thick smoke pouring out the back, every door a different colour of blistered paint.
    • Look at the picture at top; imagine it on an enormous canvas, in thick paint, colours saturated and glowing.
    • Finally, rub down the wood to remove the splinters, give it a thin wash of acrylic paint and brush on the clear preservative.
    • The only function of plaster on walls and ceilings, unless it is itself elaborately decorative, is to serve as a smooth surface on which to place decorative paper or paint.
    • We did test some acrylic paint on tiles and it was just totally unsatisfactory so we chose what, I guess, was the appropriate paint for the surface.
    • Watered-down paint soaks into the porous concrete so it won't flake or peel like surface paint does.
    • No artificial paint or any colouring agent is coated on the surface.
    • For the third coat, which you will sponge onto the wall, you can pick either a colour glaze paint or a ready-made colour wash.
    • A demonstration is given on how to paint using black watercolor or slightly thinned tempera paint.

transitive verb

  • 1

    Art
    (landscape/portrait) pintar
    these flowers were painted in by a later hand estas flores se agregaron posteriormente
  • 2

    (apply paint to)
    (house/door/wall) pintar
    I painted the kitchen pink pinté la cocina de rosa
    • the door's freshly painted la puerta está recién pintada
    • I'll draw the outline and you paint it in yo dibujo el contorno y tú lo coloreas / pintas
    • to paint sth out tapar algo con pintura
    • to paint over sth pintar encima de algo
    • to paint iodine on a wound aplicar yodo a una herida
    • to paint a wound with iodine aplicar yodo a una herida
  • 3

    (describe)
    pintar
    to paint a glowing/gloomy picture of sth pintar algo favorablemente/muy negro
    • as black as it's been painted
    • the situation isn't as black as it's been painted la situación no es tan negra como la pintan
    • the boss isn't as black as he's painted el jefe no es tan fiero como lo pintan
  • 4

    (make up)
    to paint one's face maquillarse
    • to paint one's lips/nails pintarse los labios/las uñas

intransitive verb

  • 1

    pintar
    to paint in oils/watercolors pintar al óleo/a la acuarela