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Old 11-27-2009, 02:41 PM   #1
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Amount of coats of primer and paint


im painting my closet hangers, the framing and the hanging pole is wood, so i want to know how many coats of paint and primer do i have to do to do a good job?

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About 400 sq. ft / gallon; primer likely less. Cans have approximate coverage on them. Measure your walls, add up the sq. ft and then do the division.
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I would ordinarily suggest a coat of primer and two coats of paint for anything but if these are just regular closets and you are doing them in white? I would just prime the raw wood and new drywall (if that is your situation), can spray paint the hardware, and put a good contractor grade paint over everything. Nobody is going to see it much and you will ding up the closet pole with hangers and so forth no matter what you paint it with. If they are designer walk in closets then I would treat them like any other painted room.
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