Object covered with drops or spots of something. This can be from an accidental spray or splash of something.
Commonly paint spatter, can be called paint deposits (NPS).
white paint spatter on 18th Century green Pennsylvania Windsor chair
Synonyms in English
shower, slosh, spray, sprinkle, squirt, wet
It is best to cover objects if any painting in the same room is to be done. This will protect and avoid spatter.
2011. United Kingdom. The National Trust Manual of Housekeeping: Care and conservation of collections in historic houses.
2005. National Park Service. Museum Handbook: Part 1, Museum Collections. http://www.nps.gov/museum/publications/MHI/MHI.pdfReturn to List of Lexicon Terms