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Does paint always need a second coat ??

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IllegallyBrunette Thu 16-Oct-08 13:22:58

I painted the living room walls this morning and was expecting to have to give them a second coat this afternoon, but it doesn't look as though I need one.

Shall I do it anyway, or just leave it ??

KatieDD Thu 16-Oct-08 18:16:24

I'd leave it, no point if it doesn't need it.

LadyOfWaffleIsScaryEnough Thu 16-Oct-08 18:18:00

Normally, yes. The paint in here looked ok then suddenly you see white everywhere! Better to do it while all the brushes/rollers are out.

DartmoorMama Thu 16-Oct-08 18:18:28

what was it going on top of? If it was a similar colour and clean then I wouldn't bother, but look at it on a bright day.

lalalonglegs Thu 16-Oct-08 19:18:41

I think a second coat always looks better and evens things out - putting on one coat may show up more when the light is brighter. Second coat makes it harder to scuff as well.

IllegallyBrunette Thu 16-Oct-08 19:30:28

It was Taupe (basically cream) going on top of cream linning paper.

I did do a second coat in the end, as I knew if I got up in the morning and suddenly realised it needed one, I'd be very pissed off with myself.

It looks fab grin

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