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Old 06-15-2007, 02:14 PM   #1
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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?

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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

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Or is the salesman just trying to sell me more paint?
No, he's correct in telling you that
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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.
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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?)
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Ha ha..."incomplete coverage"
Like the painter was "off on holiday" while painting that part
"Missed a spot"

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