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Old 03-23-2016, 09:52 PM   #1
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How many coats of trim paint?


I recently hung new wall opening casing around my dining room entrance. Pre-primed white pine molding.

I nailed it in place, wood filled the nail holes and caulked the edges. I then sanded it down buttery smooth, wiped it down and added two coats of 123 primer 24 hours apart.

I just did my first coat of BM Advanced Satin trim paint and it looks pretty good to me. Should I add a second coat of that as well or is one generally sufficient (24 hours later)?
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Always 2 finish coats, one primer would have been enough.
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Always 2 finish coats, one primer would have been enough.
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Best to put another finish coat on. Even if it looks solid and covered well because of the double primer coat, you won't get maximum durability out of it with only one finish.


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i ususally start with a primer and let it sit for a day, then 1 coat sit for a day then another coat next day - prior its not a dusty area or high substance area.

if not - your regular drying time works as well, but waiting an entire day I noticed paint holds up much longer
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Thanks - I did the second coat. Each coat (primer and paint) had 24 hours drying time between each.
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