paint onto

paint (something) onto (something)

To use paint to create a particular, picture, pattern, or design on something or some surface. Can you paint a big dinosaur onto Timmy's wall? He loves dinosaurs. I'm going to paint a cool fire design onto the side of my car.
See also: paint

paint something onto something

 and paint something on
to apply a design or picture to something, using paint. Joel painted the portrait onto a large sheet of plywood. He painted on some leaves and flowers too.
See also: paint
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Synopsis: "Tapestries of Life's Poetries" is an impressive compendium of poetry by the late Anthony Urzia who puts words and phrases onto paper the way a Renaissance artist put paint onto canvas.
Contract awarded for To design, supply and installation of aluminium text with spray paint onto external building wall (3rd to 5th floor of Performing Arts Theatre PARTS building.
I explained that I would be playing different musical selections, and they could smear, spread and sprinkle the paint onto their 18" x 24" paper in any way the music moved them.
There's just no more efficient way to deliver paint onto a surface, and for most pros, every minute saved is money in the bank.
Paint application feel refers to how it feels to roll paint onto a surface.
TWO men were taken to hospital after a lorry overturned, spilling diesel and paint onto a motorway slip road.
Riot police used tear gas to disperse protesters who lobbed projectiles and threw paint onto Nantes' city hall, set fire to construction vehicles and vandalized the offices of Vinci, the project's contractor.
I prefer it because a brush will squash the paint onto the surface whereas a knife is a lot more flexible; you can still squash the paint onto the surface but you can also layer it very delicately and finely.
The heat and velocity dispensed from the Learjetaircraft's engine blends and welds the paint onto the canvas, resulting in unusual abstract paintings.
Pour a little red and a little yellow paint onto an old plate.
Hand stencils and disks made by blowing paint onto the wall in El Castillo cave were found to date back to at least 40,800 years, making them the oldest known cave art in Europe, 5-10,000 years older than previous examples from France.
Pollock's signature style involved laying a canvas on the floor and pouring paint onto it in continuous, curving streams.
I put blobs of paint onto a canvas and then used a ruler to spread the colours back and forth to create a layered effect that mirrored what had captured my imagination.
Some of the cans were riddled with bullet holes and oozing paint onto the ground.