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darker paints need many coats

Posted by BobF on March 17th, 1999 07:36 AM
In reply to RalphLauren Paint by Erin Wilson on March 16th, 1999 09:09 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> Ralph Lauren Paint Help by Handyman on 10/28/2004

Its the color more than the brand.
Darker paints need many coats to look good. The reason is that there is more pigment in a darker paint. It is difficult to get an even distribution of the pigment. Light colors don't have as much pigment, so one or two coats looks good.
My neighbor painted his family room with a red Porter paint. Porter is a quality, respected name. It took him 5 coats - yes, FIVE coats.

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