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To paint and decorate

paint

verb

to put paint onto something to change its color

paper

verb

to cover the walls of a room with wallpaper

do up

to fix up an old building, car, boat, etc.

whitewash

verb

to paint walls or buildings white using whitewash

render

verb

to cover a wall with plaster or cement

wallpaper

verb

to put wallpaper onto walls

redecorate

verb

to paint a room again or put new wallpaper on the walls

do over

to decorate a building or room again in a completely different way

lay

verb

to put something such as pipes, wires, or a carpet into the correct position in the ground or on the floor, so that they are ready to be used

prime

verb

to prepare a surface for paint or some other substance

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

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