How many coats??


Old 01-11-03, 07:45 AM
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How many coats??

Just curious which is better when covering up a wall color with a new color......

Several coats of Primer (Kilz) and then one good coat of finish paint, or just one coat of Kilz, which still allows color to show through, and then a few to several coats of finish paint until previous color cannot be seen any more???

This is interior latex paint.

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Old 01-11-03, 11:23 AM
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If your existing paint is latex, there is no reason to use Kilz. Even if you are talking about the new Kilz 2 latex, my experience with it has been no good. Just use a good latex interior primer such as Benjamin Moore's Fresh Start, or Porter Paints Blankit.

I always tint my primer 3/4 of the finish color, prime once, then apply 2 finish coats.

If your walls are already finished in an oil-based paint, then you MUST use an oil-based primer. Most good quality oil primers will accept latex finish coats no problem.

Interior > 1 prime 2 finish
Exterior > double prime all the time

Hope this helped,
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