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firsthomegal 06-15-2007 01:14 PM

two coats necessary or recommended
 
I am planning to use Benjamin Moore's top grade professional paint for the exterior of my house. I will be covering a light blue paint with a very similar light blue. The Ben Moore dealer said that I should do two coats of paint "to get a good paint film" (or something to that effect).

It was my impression that if I used top quality paints, one coat should do it? Am I wrong? Or is the salesman just trying to sell me more paint?

slickshift 06-15-2007 01:29 PM

There is still no such thing as a true one coat paint

Perhaps, if it is just a maintenance coat the exact same color you could perhaps "get away with it"
But it's not the best protection, no

slickshift 06-15-2007 01:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by firsthomegal
Or is the salesman just trying to sell me more paint?

No, he's correct in telling you that

Hamilton 06-15-2007 06:36 PM

To me there are three rewards for doing two coats :

1. Eliminates first coat holidays.
2. Extra film thickness/protection.
3. Makes the color thicker and deeper.

firsthomegal 06-15-2007 09:38 PM

I don't know the lingo...what's a "first coat holiday"....? (Could be a joke, as in "If you only do one coat, you have time for a holiday?)

slickshift 06-16-2007 08:53 AM

Ha ha..."incomplete coverage"
Like the painter was "off on holiday" while painting that part
"Missed a spot"


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