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    freshly painted elements or elements with wet paint on them

    Hello everybody!

    Suppose that something has just been painted. What do I call such a thing: a freshly painted thing or a thing with wet paint on it?

    Thank you.

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    Re: freshly painted elements or elements with wet paint on them

    A freshly-painted wall/canvas/house/thing.

    However, if you have just painted something and you want to leave a sign warning other people not to touch it, the sign would say "Wet paint".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: freshly painted elements or elements with wet paint on them

    When I see that sign I always touch the paint to make sure they're not telling lies.

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    Re: freshly painted elements or elements with wet paint on them

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    When I see that sign I always touch the paint to make sure they're not telling lies.
    If you really want to have some fun, post a sign that says "DRY PAINT" and watch how many people touch the wall to verify it. (Not that I've ever done this when I was bored at work.....)

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