justin • May 9, 2016 • Comments Off on How Many Coats of Paint do You Need
Are you planning to paint your walls? Do you want proper budget estimation? If you want to make a proper estimation of your expenditure then you need to consider three important factors; Quality of the paint, the area of the painting, and the numbers of coats needed. The amount of the paint you will need to finish your project will depend on the number of the coats you need to apply.
If you are planning to paint your house then go through the following paragraphs to know how much paint you will need to finish your project and how many coats it will require getting a proper look and finish.
Several factors determine the number of the coats and it is always difficult to estimate properly without proper knowledge of the walls.
• Paint the wall with the same color
If you want to paint your home with the same color to refresh the look then you might need to spend less on the painting. You just need to wash the surface properly before applying the paint. It will require only one coat to look fresh and new. Use a quality brush or roller to evenly coat the wall. Once the paint dries up, you will get the same feeling and look like a new paint.
• Paint with a new color
If you are planning to paint your wall with a new color, then you will need more coats to get a fresh and original look. The first coat will be used to hide the old color. If you are covering a dark and bold color with a light color then you will need six coats to hide the old color and to get a proper finish or new look. If your old color is light and you want dark color paint, then two coats will be enough to get a fresh look. Many things depend on the color of the new and old paint.
• With a primer
You can also use a primer over the dark painting to reduce the number of the coats. Primers are affordable and can easily cover the old colors of your wall and can create a favorable surface for the new painting.
How to paint a drywall
If you are painting a new wall or repaired areas of a drywall, then consider applying a good primer to create a proper surface for the painting. New dry walls are absorbent and they will need several coats to get a proper look and finish. If you will apply a good primer before the painting, it will require fewer coats and it will be cost effective as well. With a primer, you will need maximum two coats to get a proper look.
Quality of the paint
The quality of the paint also determines the number of the coats. If you are buying a low-quality product, then obviously it will require more coats. With good quality paint, you will need fewer coats. Remember that if you choose low-quality paint you might need painting frequently. Another thing is that poor quality paint does not provide proper finish and fresh look.