From the 13th century onward, painting seems to be a common method of protecting armour from the elements. Very common during the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries, less so after that, although the black-and-silver armour style of the 16th century used painted black surfaces contrasted with polished metal surfaces to achieve striking effects.
The series of operations that includes surface preparation, pretreatment, and application of paints to surfaces, whether in the shop or in the field. Includes the labor, material and equipment; the drying and protection of the painted surfaces and the protection of property and traffic.
the act of applying paint to a surface; "you can finish the job of painting faster with a roller than with a brush"