My house needs painting and I am being told that I need 2 coats of paint
without priming. The walls are in OK condition, 25 years old that were
initially primed and painted twice over the years with Benjamin Moore Satin
impervo. He will use the same paint again. I have peeling around AC ducts on
the ceiling. Do I need to insist on priming again? Looking forward to all of
Peeling at A/C grills is probably due to seating of uninsulated duct or
Have those areas insulated * carefully * .
If you have no bear spots, and are using the same paint, prime coat is
probably not needed.
Two coats may be for coverage if you are changing color.
Paint formulas change over time, so the quality of the paint may have
changed since you last used it.
Are you sure Ben Moore Satin Impervo Oil was used on the walls, it is
the best most expensive satin finish oil trim paint made. If it was you
must wash and sand the walls, but its maybe 35-40+$ a gallon. Why 2
coats, are you rich, is the color change that much, is your painter
crappy, or are you just a sucker. Satin Impervo will stink and likely
make you sick for weeks.
Wash it good, sand it good , paint one coat if color is similar. That is
very good paint, no need to go to the extra expense of 2 coats or a
primer unless your color change is so dramatic it just does not cover.
Penetrol as thinner will help it flow out better. That is going to stink
for a long time-weeks, move out for a few days..
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