Number of coats for painting dark over light?

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Carol asked 4 weeks ago

Is one coat of exterior paint sufficient if a dark brown paint is used to cover an off-white color?  If so, what type of paint is best for that?

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MagicDave Staff answered 4 weeks ago

If and only if you use a High Grade Product like Sherwin Williams or Behr Paint, you should get by with 1 coat with those colors, but just look at the paint as you apply it to see if it is covering… also sometimes you could apply what we call a “Wash Coat” as a primer, using the finish coat paint and just sort of “smearing” it on using your applicator… then finish coat after it is just starting to “set up” … not necessary to have it completely dry! Good Luck!

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