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    multiple layers

    I would like to ask you, how do you say
    two decoration paint layers "one on top of another"
    or "one on top of the other"
    This is gonna be description under a photo (in official document for work), so some "the" can be ommited.
    I would really appreciate your help.

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    Re: multiple layers

    "One on top of the other" is the normal wording. However, if you say there are two layers of paint, it's understood that one is on top of the other. That's what "layers" are.

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    paint layers

    also the other question:
    decorative paint layers
    or
    paint decorative layers?

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    Re: multiple layers

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    "One on top of the other" is the normal wording. However, if you say there are two layers of paint, it's understood that one is on top of the other. That's what "layers" are.
    that's painting on the wall (on mortar). I am a restorer of painting.
    This document came from translator (into English) and she used "another". I have no clue why.
    I would use "one on the other". That's correct, isn't it?

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    Re: paint layers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lipka View Post
    also the other question:
    decorative paint layers
    or
    paint decorative layers?
    Decorative paint layers. If I understand correctly. The layers are paint. The paint is decorative. Decorative paint layers.

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    Re: multiple layers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lipka View Post
    that's painting on the wall (on mortar). I am a restorer of painting.
    This document came from translator (into English) and she used "another". I have no clue why.
    I would use "one on the other". That's correct, isn't it?
    Again, what information is conveyed by the phrase "one on another" or "one on the other" that isn't conveyed by the word "layers"?

    I have already told you what the normal phrasing would be.

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    Re: multiple layers

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    Again, what information is conveyed by the phrase "one on another" or "one on the other" that isn't conveyed by the word "layers"?

    I have already told you what the normal phrasing would be.
    I am not sure if I understand. There is information what you have at the picture. There is a wall painting (on mortar like fresco) with two pictures (images). Each paint layer is on mortar background. The painting on the top peeled off and it reveals another painting underneath.
    How would be correct?

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    Re: multiple layers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lipka View Post
    I am not sure if I understand. There is information what you have at the picture. There is a wall painting (on mortar like fresco) with two pictures (images). Each paint layer is on mortar background. The painting on the top peeled off and it reveals another painting underneath.
    How would be correct?
    Thank you.

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    Re: multiple layers

    I would say that one image (or design) was painted on top of another.

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