paint (something) onto (something)

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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.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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