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Old 06-15-08, 06:51 AM
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1 coat paint ?

what brand and line of paint is good for 1 coat ? i would prefer to get it from either HD of menards (both close by). price is a consederation, BUT , HATE painting, and want it to go as easy as possible. i am trying to avoid putting a base of that color blocking paint (whats that called), and then the main coat. know what i mean ?

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Old 06-15-08, 09:37 AM
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Paint manufacturers offer good, better, best levels of quality of paint. You can not go by brand alone. The 'best' paint will give you the best coverage.

Behr, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams are among the most popular paints among decorators. Again, the best quality paint, rollers, and brushes that your budget will allow will determine how successful your paint job will be.

Surface prep is a very important factor in successful paint jobs. Dirty walls will need to be washed down with TSP (trisodium phospate) to remove grease, oils, and soil. Primer/sealers are used to seal in stains and odors, seal repairs, and to cover bold colors when going with a lighter color. If you are trying to cover a bold color, you can have the primer tinted with a bit of the new wall color paint, which may help in getting by with one coat of paint. If going with the same color or similar color, then one coat of paint may suffice. The color of existing paint and condition of walls will determine whether or not a primer/sealer is needed.
 
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Old 06-15-08, 05:02 PM
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thanx

i am painting over a light grey. even though, in the room, it doesn't look light, maybe a little closer to medium. and it has a blue tone to it. the rooms are kind of dark, not much direct light comes in. i want a lighter brown. so far i am out $25 for a gallon of the wrong color paint, that after 6 coats is still not covering. glidden from HD.
 
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Six coats of paint and still not covering? Smooth or textured walls? What nap roller?

Which Glidden paint line and which color? Does it have blue or gray undertones? I

If this is an east facing room light entering room tends to be gray and can gray out whites and lighter colors. South facing rooms receive little light and tend to benefit from warmer colors.

What color flooring and furnishings? These can affect undertones in paint.
 
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Old 06-15-08, 07:56 PM
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yep, 6 coats, and i was laying it on thick. nap, i don't know, its for a electric roller (these work great).

premium, eggshell, semi mate (whatever that means).

it is a west facing room. but very little direct light = lots of trees.

as you can see, it is a french vanilla icecream color, yellowish. nothing like what the sample thingy looked like (i even took it outside and looked at it). it was supposed to be very light brown. nonreturnable i'm thinking the snotty kids behind the counter mixed it wrong on purpose = they didn't seem to want to do any work. and my wife got them moving, and they didn't seem happy about that. anyway, the real problem is that it didn't cover well at all, and that area took about 1/3 can.

btw. i did the dinning room with the same brand, 1 year ago. a little darker brown. it covered great with 2 coats over the same grey.


 
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I think, like you, that it must be a wrong mix of paint or the wrong base was used. Although light from west-facing windows tends to wreak havoc with red and orange tones, if windows are shaded, we can't blame it on the light. Although paint color varies from paint chips and on computer screen, that picture surely looks like a buttery, creamy color. Take the can back to the store and ask to speak with the manager.

You may not be able to return the paint, but return with your receipt and the bucket and tell them that it is absolutely not the correct mix, as it is completely different from another room painted in the same color. If you get no satisfaction at the store, 1-800-GLIDDEN (454-3336).
 
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thanx. the can says base 2. what does that mean ?
 
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Not a paint expert, but Base 2 is usually used for mixing medium paint colors. The difference between the Bases is the amount of pigment in the Base.
 
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Wow! 6 coats of a light color and it still won't cover. That is a downright pathetic paint.

The first thing you need to do is get a refund for all that paint that won't work. It sounds like they are indeed using the wrong base, and if the paint doesn't cover after six coats, something is horribly wrong. A light color should be solid after two. Don't accept more paint, just get your cash and go. The color doesn't look right, and even if it did, it looks lousy. You have already wasted enough time trying to get that junk to work, no need to throw good time after bad.

Your second issue is buying paint at BigBoxCo, and not even their top paint, at that. The paint at a big-box is not made to be the best paint ever, it is instead made to be a highly cost-controlled product. In addition, the employees usually know little about paint outside what is in a few hours of watching a training tape.

Get yourself to your local actual paint store, and buy the color you want from at, or near, the top of their lines. (At Sherwin Williams, this would be Duration or SuperPaint, at Benjamin Moore, Aura or Regal.) It actually doesn't really matter which paint store, whether Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore, Porter, Duron, California, ICI, wherever... They can all mix whatever color you want, and they all have much better paint than that watered-down stuff at HD. They can even mix it the same as the original color you chose (not the one HD actually gave you.)

We can virtually guarantee that the best paints from any of those stores will likely cover in one, and be really great in two.

Yes, this will likely cost you near $30 a gallon, but you won't need six coats, it will apply better, and will probably be the color you expect. You will have a better end result in much less time, which is worth the little extra per gallon.

Pros don't generally buy paint from BigBox because it does not, in fact, save money... If it did, they would be all over it in a second...

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