Episode 904

Published on:

1st May 2023

Say "NO" to One Coat! Part 1


When you’re painting, it’s really tempting to try to make everything cover in one coat. But it’s just not a good plan. I’m Dan Hansen and this is a Minute at RepcoLite.

Now, if you’re just applying a fresh coat of the same color, one coat is usually fine. But if you’re changing colors, I’ve got 5 reasons why two coats should always be your plan.

First, one coat might not look as good as you think it looks after it dries. When you’re working, you’re often working in situations where you’re using inadequate or at least different lighting than the room usually sees. I’ve worked late into the evenings with a few lamps scattered around for lighting. Everything looked good until the next day when the sun came out and the room was brightened considerably–then I saw more mistakes.

There are other factors as well, but that makes the point: you may think that the first coat you applied looks perfect only to find the following morning that it’s not as good as you think. 

Tomorrow we’ll cover another reason why 2 coats is ALWAYS better. I’m Dan Hansen and that’s a Minute at Repcolite.


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