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"One coat" paint - can you actually get away with one coat?

(6 Posts)
Meta4 Fri 02-Nov-12 14:16:37

Because I've heard you can't.

I'm about to paint a sort of cream colour Crown paint onto a plain/sandy coloured wall covering. Obviously it's not a dark colour underneath - but what I'm worried about is do you have to do two coats to get a perfect finish? Could it look patchy with just one coat?


jamaisjedors Fri 02-Nov-12 17:31:13

The problem is if you miss any bits you will see the colour underneath. Hence I have always done 2 coats even with really thick paint because I am not a particularly careful painter!!

sausagesandwich34 Fri 02-Nov-12 17:33:52

if you are good at painting you can do one coat but not with Crown because their paint is rubbish!

expatinscotland Fri 02-Nov-12 17:34:33

IME, no.

Metalhead Fri 02-Nov-12 19:15:22

We managed to get away with one coat using a creamy-white Dulux paint. The colour underneath was very similar, but there were quite a few black scuff marks on the walls and even they got covered up pretty well. Just make sure you don't spread the paint too thin.

patchworkchick Fri 02-Nov-12 19:56:00

I've always called Dulux once 'twice'.

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