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Do you wish that you could complete your home painting project with beautiful results – minus the hours of effort? We get it, painting the walls of your Denver home can be an exhausting and tedious task. But, with one-coat paint, you may be able to cut down on the painting labor without compromising the look of your home. 

Defining One-Coat Paint

One-coat paint is a type of acrylic-latex paint that includes extra pigment than traditional paint, making it possible to achieve the same level of coverage with a single coat. Traditional acrylic-latex paint typically needs at least two coats for optimal results. Painting your home can be a time-consuming hassle and one-coat paint offers a convenient solution that allows you to get a great result in a fraction of the time.  


If you use one-coat paint, you’ll notice that it has a thicker consistency than typical paint. The higher thickness is intended to prevent the need for additional coats. But, it’s important to note that one-coat paint could require an additional coat in some circumstances. 

Types of One-Coat Paint

There are two main types of one-coat paint to consider for your Denver home: specialty and decorative. Specialty coats are mainly intended for emergency purposes, while decorative coats are for aesthetics and convenience. 

  • Decorative Coats

Some one-coat paints are intended for aesthetic purposes – not simply for functionality. Decorative one-coat paints are designed to upgrade the appearance of your home while providing unparalleled convenience for busy homeowners. Many colors of decorative one-coat paint are available, allowing homeowners to find the best shade to match their interiors. 

  • Specialty Coats

Specialty one-coat paints are mainly used for disaster recovery. For example, if your home floods and is left with water-stained walls, specialty one-coat paint can be used to efficiently restore the appearance of your home. Specialty one-coat paint doesn’t offer the same color variety as decorative one-coat paint; the color options are usually limited to a few shades of white. 

When To Use One-Coat Paint

You’re Painting a Surface That Was Previously Painted.

If you’re painting over a wall or other surface that has already been painted, you can likely find success with a one-coat paint. In fact, for pre-painted surfaces, one-coat paint is often the clearly preferable choice over traditional paint. Just make sure to thoroughly clean and dry the painted surface before you get started.  

You’re Painting Over a Surface With a Similar or Identical Shade.

If you’re painting a surface that’s similar or identical in color to your paint color of choice, a one-coat paint will likely do the trick. This is because you won’t have to work to cover up an old paint color to make the new paint color appear vivid. The old paint won’t detract from the color of the new paint. So, several coats won’t be required for a clean, professional result. 

You’re On a Budget. 

With one-coat paint, you can finish your painting project with far less paint than if you were to use traditional paint. This translates to significantly less money spent on paint. If you’re looking to complete your home painting project on a tight budget, one-coat paint may be an ideal option. 

You Need To Paint a Surface in a Limited Time Frame. 

One-coat paint largely speeds up the process of any painting project. Not only will you save the time that you would have spent applying a second or third coat, but also the time that you’d have to wait for the paint to dry in between coats. Sometimes, you simply may not have the time to spend applying two, three, or even four coats of paint. One-coat paint offers a time-saving solution in these instances. 

When To Avoid One-Coat Paint

One-coat paint isn’t ideal in all circumstances. For example, if you’re painting over a dark-colored surface with a light-colored paint, you’ll likely need multiple coats of any type of paint (even one-coat paint) to fully cover up the dark color. Additionally, multiple layers of paint can more effectively cover up smears, lines, brush strokes, and overlap on a painted wall. With this in mind, one-coat paint may produce a less professional-looking result on some surfaces. Contact Brush Strokes Painting today for more information about painting your Denver home.