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    black overlays black

    Hi,

    Is ''The black colour overlays only the black colour'' correct? I mean to say if I paint black over black, it accepts it, other colours can't be painted properly.

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    Re: black overlays black

    I don't know what that means.

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    Re: black overlays black

    Suppose a wall is painted black. If I want to paint it red, the red colour will not be very clear if I paint it on the black colour. So the only layer of the colour is black over black.

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    #4

    Re: black overlays black

    I googled and found this:
    It's easy to paint black over red but hard to paint red over black.
    My sentence may mean:
    ''It's suitable to paint black over black.''

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    #5

    Re: black overlays black

    Hard doesn't mean impossible. There are primers that can be used before paint is applied and there is the possibility of more than one coat of paint.

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    #6

    Re: black overlays black

    I don't agree with it as fact but I would have worded your original sentences "You can only paint over black with black" or "You can paint over black only with black".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: black overlays black

    Can you give us some context Untaught? I have a feeling that perhaps something more philosophical is meant than just paint.

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    Re: black overlays black

    Post #3 doesn't make it sound philosophical. It sounds entirely practical.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: black overlays black

    That's true, but the original sentence doesn't fit either: ''The black colour overlays only the black colour'' Black overlays every color. The converse makes more sense: 'Only black overlays black'

    I just find it a little strange that someone is posting here about painting. As a foreigner living in a non-English speaking country, I can promise you that, if you want something painted in Pakistan, you will have an extremely difficult time finding a painter so eager to speak to you about it in English.
    Last edited by J&K Tutoring; 30-Aug-2015 at 03:47.

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    Re: black overlays black

    Where did you get "philosophical" from?

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