We bought a new house and got a bid for painting from painters my
husband used 7 years ago on our current home. That house was only 3-4
years old at the time, and I believe they only did one coat of paint.
It seems to be holding up okay.
They only want to do one coat of paint on all the interior rooms,
including 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, a hallway, laundry room, master
bedroom (just one wall and doors) lots of closets and some basement.
In both the bathrooms the previous owner lit candles and it cast some
kind of smoke shadows on the ceilings. I have been reading that its
good to paint a coat of tinted primer in addition to one coat of
paint. I would at least like to do this in the 2 bathrooms, kitchen,
hallway and basement floor. We could skip the closets. The thing is
the painters were resistant to our suggestion when I mentioned the
primer. She said we don't need it. Do you agree it is necessary,
especially in the bathrooms? Also, in the kitchen, we are going from
bright yellow, to a lighter yellow.
She was also resistant to our suggestion of going with Behr, which was
highly rated in Consumer Reports. She wanted to used Pittsburg
Paints, which was not reviewed in the latest Consumer Reports. Does
anyone know anything about the quality of that brand? I guess they
get a good price on that brand.