Tuesday 16 October 2007

AAE Q101: 'painting' and 'coating'


What's the difference between painting and coating?

Thank you for help.


Painting something means to cover a surface or object with paint:
'We’ve had the house painted'
'Paint the shed with weather-resistant paint.'
'a brightly painted barge'
'The walls were painted yellow'.

Coating something means to cover sth with a layer of a substance (often used in the passive):

'cookies thickly coated with chocolate'
'A film of dust coated the table.'
'The mask was coated in gold leaf.'
'The door was coated in a light blue paint'

Hope this helps


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