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Do I Really Need Two Coats of Paint for My Home?

Updated: Mar 8

What are the Advantages of a Second Coat of Paint?



It’s one of the oldest questions in the painting book: Do you really need two coats of paint for your house? It’s important to know that applying just one coat of paint won’t save you money in the long term. If you’re thinking about cutting corners and painting your home’s interior or exterior surfaces only once, read the rest of this post before making that decision.


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Your Paint Job Will Look Nicer


While it is certainly true that some paints are (slightly) thicker than others and state on the can that only one coat of paint is needed, generally speaking, skimping and only painting the majority of your home’s surfaces once won’t give you the desired effect. Read More...



Why Should You Apply a Second Coat of Paint?


  • You can choose any paint color and it will cover completely with no bleed through or streaking of the old color coming through your new color.

  • The biggest cost of a paint job is the preparation work: power washing, tarping, taping, scraping, priming, and caulking. The actual painting time is not the largest cost of a painting project. So, adding a second coat is a good investment.

  • The second coat of paint goes on quickly and costs very little.

  • The first coat goes on thicker and slower. Read More...



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