What is/are the best paint brand for one coat coverage?
January 1, 2005 2:34 PM Subscribe
What is/are the best paint brand for one-coat coverage? I'm painting my living (13' x 20') & dining (11' x 15') rooms and a small hallway. These rooms are currently covered with biege semi-gloss paint. (+)
posted by Juicylicious to Home & Garden (14 answers total)
A guy at a paint store told me that I had to sand the walls because they're currently semi-gloss. I've tried some sample patches without sanding and it seems to stick okay, but I don't want to prepare to paint only to find that I have to sand. Anyone painted eggshell over semi?
I'm also not sure how much paint I need as some brands seem to need several coats. I tested with some samples of Devine brand paints, but it's $35 per gallon and doesn't come in many shades. I guess I'm happy to spend more money for the paint if I know it will cover in one coat. I plan on painting a green-taupy color (yet to be picked).
I have a brown leather couch, black wrought iron dining table, wood buffet and chest of drawers, faux marble finished fireplace, and lots of artwork with a variety of colors. So, I'm trying to stick with wall colors that will not clash too much. I'm told that any grays are passe.