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How Many Coats Of Paint Do You Apply?

When applying coats of paint, we follow the manufacturer's recommendation

Are you wondering how many coats of paint you need to apply for your interior or exterior residential painting project? At Basurto Painting in San Jose, our team of licensed painters gets asked this a lot. Throughout the more affluent communities in the Bay Area, homeowners trust our team for house painting for their custom home and high-end home.

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Many of our customers have questions about painting and what consists of a high-quality, high-value paint job. The answer has multiple layers because the quality is a direct result of skills, experience, having the right tools for the desired effect, and the purpose of the project.

Usually, homeowners and business owners ask how many coats of paint we apply to each job. At Basurto Painting, we follow the paint manufacturer’s recommendation. Most of the time, the paint manufacturer recommends one coat of primer and two coats of paint for new construction. However, the repainting projects do not usually require a primer, so we typically apply two coats of paint in these circumstances. When putting stain on wood paneling, doors, or other wood surfaces, we also follow the manufacturer’s recommendation for how many coats to apply. 

Of course, how many coats we apply is determined by the full scope of the project and your goals. We can also do only one coat upon customer request to save money on labor. Or one coat if the surface to be painted is the same color. Or one coat if it’s a rental property that requires a refresh coat to make it ready for the next tenant. 

Our goal is to create a pleasant painting experience for our customers, and we want you to be thrilled with the outcome of our high-quality, professional painting services. If you have any questions about how many coats of paint Basurto Painting in San Jose would apply for your project, please contact us for a complimentary consultation. We look forward to serving you.