Basic Paint with Primer question

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Old 04-15-17, 08:35 AM
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Basic Paint with Primer question

I'm painting a small bathroom that is currently tan with a light shade of blue. I want to get a semi-gloss paint that includes the primer in it. My question is, when I do a second coat, what kind of paint should I use? For instance, if I use a Valspar paint that is paint and primer on my first coat, on my second coat can I just use a regular Valspar paint (not primer included) or might this look different because I used a different kind of paint beneath it? I know it's probably a silly question, but better to ask!
 
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Old 04-15-17, 10:11 AM
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IMO the primer in the paint is just a marketing ploy. Most repaints do not need a primer. As long as you get full coverage it shouldn't matter what type of paint you use.
 
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So far, I've just painted walls without primer but it was always a darker color going over a white or real light color. I'm worried about no primer since it's a tan color and I'm putting a lighter blue/grey over it.
 
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While I can't comment much about the paint you are using. Valspar had great oil base exterior paint 40 yrs ago but I know little about their modern day offerings. Quality paints don't generally have coverage issues going lighter or darker. A quality paint will cover tan with light blue/grey with 1-2 coats. If it takes more than that - either the paint or it's application is suspect.
 
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I agree with mark, but in your case use the same exact paint for your second coat.
 
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It would make no since to use a different paint for the second coat!
 
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Paint and primer have different jobs. If the paint really contained primer, each would be diluted and neither would do as good a job. Why would anyone use such a product?

By a quality paint without primer in it. Quality paints tend to come from paint stores, not paint departments.
 
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