Paint is any liquid
, liquefiable, or mastic
composition that, after application to a substrate
in a thin layer, converts to a solid
film. It is most commonly used to protect, color, or provide texture to objects. Paint can be made or purchased in many colors—and in many different types, such as watercolor, artificial, etc. Paint is typically stored, sold, and applied as a liquid, but dries into a solid.
In 2011, South African archeologists reported finding a 100,000-year-old human-made ochre