how many coats Valspar paint?

debbie1000November 6, 2010

We will finally be having our interior painted after 22 years of builders white. This area has not been painted in over 22 years!

Our painter uses Valspar. We will be going to a medium-beige-nothing real drastic but definitely darker/more contemporary.

We have painted other rooms darker (yellow, light sage, dark beige) using one coat of primer and two coats of paint. Is this necessary? We used a primer and one coat and it did not look "finished" until we added the additional coat.

Do we need a primer and then two coats? Will two coats work without a primer? What is the "standard" that painters use?

Our painter did not make a recommendation and said it was "up to us." Thanks!

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This depends on if the paint is washable or flat. If it is flat, then full color coverage is the only thing that matters...if it covers in one coat, then you are done. For a washable paint, the best system is always one coat primer and two coats finish, but the 'standard' is probably just two coats finish with no primer. If your painter did not make a recommendation, then I would be asking why not? A true pro should have recommendations. It is their job to educate the customer.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2010 at 11:55PM
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Christopher Nelson Wallcovering and Painting

A true pro should have recommendations.

He or she would also most likely NOT be using Valspare to begin with.I have never seen ANY professional painter buying paint from a big box store.

    Bookmark   November 7, 2010 at 7:22AM
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