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Painting and decorating and people who decorate

decorating

noun

the activity of putting paint or paper on the walls of a room

decoration

noun

the activity of decorating a room

decorator

noun

someone whose job is to paint houses and put paper on the walls

decorator

noun

an interior decorator

facelift

noun

work that is done to make something look newer or more attractive

home improvement

noun

work that you do to your house to make it better

interior decorator

noun

someone whose job is to paint and wallpaper the inside of a room or building or to design the way that it looks

interior design

noun

the job of designing the way that the inside of a room or building looks, for example by choosing the colours of the walls and carpets and the style of the furniture

painter

noun

someone whose job is to paint walls, doors etc or the outside of houses and other buildings

painting

noun

the activity of using paint to cover something such as a wall, door, or piece of furniture

refurb

noun

improvements made to a room or building by cleaning and painting it, adding new furniture or equipment etc

refurb

noun

something that has been refurbished

refurbishment

noun

the act of improving a room or a building by cleaning and painting it, adding new furniture or equipment etc or the changes and improvements that are made

sprayer

noun

someone whose job is to spray paint or other liquids on things

respray

noun

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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