repainted or painted over

JACEK1

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Hello.


In the future, the ship will probably be repainted in the ship-owner’s traditional colours.


Is the above sentence properly formulated or should I write: In the future, the ship will probably be painted over in the ship-owner’s traditional colours.


Your opinion would be highly apreciated.


Thank you.
 

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Repainted is the right word. We use "painted over" when we're covering something up: I painted over the graffiti.
 
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