Meaning of overspray in English:


Pronunciation /ˈəʊvəspreɪ/


mass noun
  • Excess paint or other liquid which spreads or blows beyond an area being sprayed.

    ‘Place a drop cloth below or adjacent to the fence to catch debris and paint drips or overspray.’
    • ‘On arrival in a home the first thing Brendan does is clean off the old bath and mask the surrounding areas to ensure there is no overspray.’
    • ‘Scheduling this occurrence on a Saturday turned out to be a good plan because, despite all efforts to keep the spray in the ceilings, overspray did occur.’
    • ‘In addition, it works well for cleaning paint equipment, including brushes, and overspray on everything.’
    • ‘Use caution to avoid getting overspray on other material due to the risk of staining.’