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are there any so called "tricks" to actually get coverage with one coat..or is it just wishful thinking........maybe certain roller sleeves/brushes, heavy hands, specific paint.........try as i may, i cannot ever ever get sufficient coverage with one coat...thanks in advance
 

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duration

nice loaded brush

similar color substrate

perfect coverage every time

dont tell 'um I told ya so :whistling2:
 

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Wishful thinking

If there were a true one coat paint, we'd be all over it

Some of the better paints, if it's a maintenance coat, exact same color, maybe you can get away with it
 
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ive used duration for the first time last week.


Guys told me it goes on smooth. Similar color, im pretty sure you can get away with it. Just have to watch with the cutting.

Touch ups blend right in with this product.

A good painted and well loaded brush/roll may be able to get away with similar color. I say may!
 

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I know a paint that will give good coverage in 12 coats

it's $6.84/gal at walmart...I believe they make it by adding 4 parts water and 1 part food coloring :brows:

(we all know 2 coats is best...1 coat is typically a 'fresher-upper' coat and would ideally be a very similar color)
 

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Some one has called interior duration smooth???????:eek: It is the roughest cutting in paint I have ever tried.
 

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one coat is all about the paint... how much are you willing to pay per gallon for a one-coat paint?

The problem isn't whether we can make it... it's whether painter's are willing to pay for it... most are not...

So... what would you be willing to pay?
 

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one coat is all about the paint... how much are you willing to pay per gallon for a one-coat paint?

The problem isn't whether we can make it... it's whether painter's are willing to pay for it... most are not...

So... what would you be willing to pay?
Personally, I don't care what paint costs. My customer is paying for it. It really comes down to what I can sell. And since I mark up the paint, I actually make more money on more expensive paint. Again, it comes down to what I can sell.

But selling isn't all about me. It's also what the manufacturer is helping me sell. Truth be sold, the contractor is the paint manufacturer's real salesman. Help me sell and I'll sell the best you can make.

Brian Phillips
 

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Are we talking about interior or exterior? I always do two coats for exterior but get away with one coat all the time on interior. I just painted a beige room blue last week with BM Regal Matte in one coat just fine.

Maybe I missed something....
 

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Do any of you feel that even with top of the line paint and good technique that when the full recommended wet millage is put on that you do not get as nice of a light stipple pattern on the walls?
 

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The standard around here is as close to zero roller pattern as possible.Most high solids products are the toughest to achieve that with if you are trying for one coat.
 

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I will go with duration for 1 coat coverage on similar color repaint.
It's a good product.

...Least evidence of hand tooling is certainly expected here. Then we have a short discussion regarding cost efficiency, labor rates and negotiated figures.

It's all good.
r
 

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Used to paint new houses for a builder who only wanted one coat on the walls. We used a color called marshmellow made by National Paints in edison, nj. One coat coverage also depends on what you are painting over on the walls, a cheap flat will let the paint grab on verses a satin/eggshell on the wall will make the paint slide a country mile.
 
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