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Old 05-19-2008, 09:03 PM   #1
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Default 1 coat ceiling paint

i have a bad back, hate painting ceilings..i know it can be done, my former boss used a paint from benjamin moore that would cover..i just dont remember what it was and cant get in touch with him..im a newbie painter and cant find a paint that covers in one coat.. please help..i use benjamin moore.

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Welcome to the site buddy, I never found that one coater either. Lets wait and see what the others say and we'll both learn something new. What do you think guys?????? Can ya help us out on this one? Thanks in advance

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Old 05-19-2008, 09:11 PM   #3
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I go to the chiropractor frequently for my back. Ceilings are killer on the shoulders. Perhaps you should avoid them. We have a guy here named Stansoph who only does trim. I bet he could give you some marketing ideas on avoiding ceilings.
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Old 05-19-2008, 09:13 PM   #4
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Benjamin Moore's Muresco Ceiling White is the closest thing to a one coat ceiling paint
There's no guaranty it'll be only one coat
I don't think there is a True One Coat for All Applications Paint
But for the most part, ceiling repaints that are in decent shape, no stains (or spot prime the stains), Muresco can be one coat
It's pretty darn good
I'm sure that's what your former boss used
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Howdy Flash,

Never count on getting one coat coverage. You'll be dissapointed most of the time. BM Decorator's White is a good ceiling paint for coverage. It's a got a bit of grey in it.
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Not that I'd argue the Deco White....but along that line is why BM's Super Hide (just plain) White is popular for ceilings...to make the Super Hide hide so well, it's got some gray in there
Many prefer it as it's not quite as "white" as the Muresco
...and it's cheaper

Really though, it's not as goos a paint, and splatters more when rolling
I wouldn't say the SH hides better than Muresco
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Do you mean Super Spec? Super Spec in White 01 is my go to...
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that solves it.
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I have been using P&L's Gold line "super one coat white" for a few years know which good success. Of course tho if its been a while and stains and such its all ways good to do two coats.
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Do you mean Super Spec? Super Spec in White 01 is my go to...

That is what i used for years also and still will in a pinch if I am not close my P&L dealer
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Do you mean Super Spec? Super Spec in White 01 is my go to...
No...Moorecraft Super Hide

We can't get Super Spec out here

(it's a market thing)
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The best way I have found to get ceiling paint to cover in one coat, and this would work with lots of different products, is to get someone else to go through a few hours before me and put a coat up.
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The best way I have found to get ceiling paint to cover in one coat, and this would work with lots of different products, is to get someone else to go through a few hours before me and put a coat up.
V, this is the best and only method to do one coaters on anything. I think i'll give this a shot....thanks bra.
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If you can take a color sample from the ceiling (ie if its peeling or you have to do a repair) and can get that matched I have gotten one coat coverage with super spec. The super spec is whiter than their ceiling paint so it doesn't cover as well without a little tint in it. I hate super spec for ceilings though, runs all over the brush, is really sticky. I actually had to thin it just a touch so I could work it well enough. If you can spec aura for ceilings (probably pretty tough) but it makes a great ceiling paint, very low splatter, great coverage, should be a 1 coat which might make it worth the extra cost.
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I use SW ProMar200 Extra White Flat, I painted 3 ceilings with it today and only one coat. I am very particular about coverage and there was no need to go over again.
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The best way I have found to get ceiling paint to cover in one coat, and this would work with lots of different products, is to get someone else to go through a few hours before me and put a coat up.
though maybe ill give Scott's method a try too
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when i had my business in the Washington DC area i used Super Spec from my paint supplier. It splatters a lot more than Regal. So super spec will wind up all over my face if I am doing a ceiling! Im not that kind of guy, if you not what I mean..just kidding..

I've always used Benjamin Moore.. I really have no experience with Sherwin Williams. Does Sherwin Williams cost less for a low volume paint contractor? I am just starting out and probably wouldnt get that large of a discount. So I will have to look into SW
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A lot of time splatter has to with paint but also method of applying different types of sleeve material will make paint splatter more then others.

I think Regal flat splatters more then BM SS. Super hide seems to splatter more than SS as it is a cheaper paint.

Aura on ceilings wow, thats expensive paint for ceilings.
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Aura on ceilings wow, thats expensive paint for ceilings.
And in ordinary (non-deep base) colors, it doesnt cover any better than regal. This is the real mystery of Aura...
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Promar 200 has worked for me when using flat white (sheens & colors not so well). It's pretty cheap too. I think we pay around $12-$15 for it, been a while.

After you roll out the ceiling, go back & give a light backroll before the paint dries. It'll fill in the areas that would normally show through acting as a second coat, while leaving a nicer stipple. That's how they do new construction here, not even using primer.

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