70 Essential Paint Terms In Spanish For Awesome Decorating

  • “I want to paint and decorate my home, how do I make sure I get it right?”

    A lick of paint and a splash of colour is the easiest, quickest and most affordable way to give your home an update and add your unique stamp upon it. BUT if 1 in 10 people say they are put off decorating because they don't know where to start then now imagine trying to do it if you've just arrived in Spain!!

    “Where do I go to buy paint?”

    "If I get there what do I ask for?”

    DIY stores like Leroy Merlin, AKI, Bricomart and Pinturas Andalucia are large paint and paint product centres with experienced staff on-hand ready to advise you. Every town has smaller paint-specific shops who are often the BEST at knowing what to use and how to use it! They will know EXACTLY what type of paint you will need to withstand the rigors of our glorious sunshine and provide you with a durable and beautiful finish long after all your hard work. Be BRAVE and don't be afraid to ask, paint professionals are eager to help you and #Spain has some top quality products waiting for you and are right up there for performance and innovation.

    This handy list of decorating terms and phrases should get you started with all you'll need to get a professional-looking finish whether you're a 'newbie' or a regular pro. What are you waiting for? VAMONOS!

    Painting & Decorating – Pintura Y Decoracion

    1. Adhesive, glue – adhesivo, cola
    2. Bad condition – mal estado
    3. Base coat – primera capa, capa de base
    4. Brush – pincel, brocha
    5. Bucket – cubo
    6. Ceiling – techo
    7. Chalk paint – pintura tiza
    8. Cleaning – limpieza
    9. Coat, layer – capa
    10. Colour – color
    11. Colour chart – carta de colores
    12. Cover – cubrir
    13. Coverage, performance – rendimiento
    14. Cracks – grietas
    15. Dilute – diluir
    16. DIY – bricolage
    17. Door/Doorframe – puerta/I marco,
    18. Dry – secado
    19. Drying time – tiempo de secado, horas entre capas
    20. Emulsion – plastico, emulsion
    21. Extension pole – palo extensible
    22. Fill – rellenar
    23. Finish, top coat – acabado
    24. Fix - arreglar
    25. Floor – suelo
    26. Gloss – brillante
    27. Interior decorating – decoracion de interiores
    28. Join/joint – juntar/ junta
    29. Ladder – escalera
    30. Linseed – linaza
    31. Maintenance – mantenmiento
    32. Mastic – masilla
    33. Matt – mate
    34. Mix – mezclar
    35. Open – abrir
    36. Paint – pintura
    37. Painter – pintor/pintora
    38. Paint thinner – disolvente, diluyente de pintura
    39. Plaster – escayola, yeso
    40. Repaint – repintar
    41. Repair – reparar
    42. Roller – rodillo
    43. Roller tray – bandeja de rodillo
    44. Rough – rugoso
    45. Sand – lijar
    46. Sandpaper – papel de lija
    47. Sanding block/pad – bloque de lijado
    48. Satin – satinada
    49. Scraper – raspador
    50. Smooth – liso
    51. Spray gun – pistola
    52. Solvent – solvente
    53. Solvent based-paint – esmalte sintetico
    54. Stir – remover
    55. String – cuerda, cordon
    56. Surface/new surface – superficie/superficie nueva
    57. Tape – cinta
    58. Thin layers – capas finas, capas delgadas
    59. Technique – tecnica
    60. Texture – textura
    61. Tint – tinte
    62. Turpentine – aguarras
    63. Wall – pared
    64. Wallpaper – empapelar
    65. Washable – lavable
    66. Water-based paint – esmalte al agua
    67. Wax – cera
    68. 68. Wet – mojado
    69. Window – ventana
    70. Varnish – barniz

     

    Brushes Up, Lets Go!! Preparado, listo y ya!!

    Written & compiled by Samantha Bayley for ‘The Painted Kitchen’ www.thepaintedkitchen.es

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