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Any experienced painter can tell you that there are a lot of things to consider when tackling a new paint job. One of the biggest concerns is how many coats of paint it will take to achieve the desired finish.
A coat of paint is another term for a layer of paint. Typically, a paint job will consist of one or more coats of paint. The first layer of applied paint is sometimes referred to as the primer coat and often requires a special type of “primer” paint. Whereas, the first layer of visible paint is referred to as the first coat and the second layer is referred to as the second coat, and so on if needed. Sometimes, a final or finishing layer is applied, often referred to as the top coat, clear coat, or finishing coat.
How many coats of paint a job will require is typically determined by a few different factors. Here are a couple things to consider before you get started: