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Paint that is contained in an aerosol can for the purpose of spraying onto a surface.‘a can of luminous yellow spray paint’
- ‘I'll admit that this album came in handy after a traffic cop searched me this week, facilitating a brief hate-the-state high that had me hunting for my old hoodie and comparing prices on spray paint.’
- ‘On opposite walls hung two other large paintings combining tape, spray paint and scrawls or full splashes of brightly colored paint.’
- ‘When I first met him, he was making paintings using spray paint.’
- ‘As Dondi moved from subway-train painting to picture making, he elaborated his range of line and color effects in spray paint.’
- ‘The expertly rendered paintings, done with spray paint and loosely applied acrylic on mirrors, have a certain maudlin, we-are-the-world quality, thanks to their rainbow-hued palette.’
- ‘I took the can of spray-paint and snuck up to her car.’
- ‘Hand out free cans of spray paint beside a wall that can be seen by everyone in the world, and you're going to get a hell of a lot of graffiti.’
- ‘But her ghetto blaster was never far from her can of spray paint.’
- ‘Before she can deface it with a can of spray paint, Adam approaches her.’
- ‘All I did was spray a little spray-paint on my house, that's it.’
- ‘She grabbed a can of red spray-paint and shook it up, looking around at the walls.’
- ‘Jose ransacked his basement looking for some spray-paint.’
- ‘Opening the backpack, I pulled out a can of black spray-paint and began to write.’
- ‘In bright red spray paint, Ted could recognize the Dragon's sign, but saw that it had been crossed out with black spray paint.’
- ‘‘Here you are, ma'am,’ Ashley handed the lady a can of black spray paint.’
- ‘I was trying to save money by using latex paint instead of spray-paint.’
- ‘Silver spray-paint gives PVC tubing an impressive metallic look.’
- ‘In the powerful heat of an Iowa summer, scrubbing spray-paint off concrete sidewalks with electric wire brushes is a painstaking job.’
- ‘She wore the same faded tee shirt with yellow spray paint streaked across the front.’
- ‘As spray paint was an expensive and rare commodity locally, they used it only sparingly, for details and lettering, relying mainly on latex house paint to develop their eccentric style.’
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