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Paint one coat of two?
We have heard the advertisement on the Television regarding paint that has one coat coverage. It will save you time and money. Apply just one coat saves you half the time
In a perfect world as we see it on the advertisement :
– place the drop cloths on the floor
– wear you super clean work clothes as you won’t get a spec of paint on you.
– no sanding walls, no nail holes filled and no caulking needed.
Now apply one coat of paint and like MAGIC it’s perfect…..
In reality painting with one coat coverage is nearly impossible unless you are painting over the same color and sheen of paint in a recently painted room,
As you cut in the room, meaning using the paintbrush to apply paint to the edges of walls where they meet the trim and ceiling applies paint in a certain thickness in the measurement in mills.
As you utilize a roller to apply the wall paint to the larger areas of a wall it applies that paint in a different amount if mills.
Combining and contrasting the two application methods during the application and after the paint has had time to dry/cure you will the see a pattern and depth of color that is different in these two areas.
The simple fix: as stated on most directions of the paint cans. Application of two coats of paint is desired.
having been a painter for over 16 years I have not found a paint that will provide good coverage in one coat.
If you are going to take the time to do the job right then take a little extra time and apply the second coat of paint. The hard part is already done.
You have moved the furniture
you repaired all the wall imperfections
you have taped off what needed to be protected and the drop cloths are already down.
I dare you.…..Apply the second coat.
and if you would rather have us do it, please just give us a call at 978-683-9119 or find us at Ramsden Painting website