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Got questions on paint? We've got some too.
Q: How much is enough?
A: One gallon covers 350 square feet. Divide the total square feet (length times width) of your room by 350 for each coat.
Q: Can we paint over wallpaper?
A: Technically, yes. Strategically, no. You’ll see the seams unless you skim coat with a special compound. And you have to use an oil-based primer to seal the paper. There isn't a guarantee of no show-through, and it makes it harder to remove the paper later. If you’re going to do all that work, why not just remove the paper now with a chemical wallpaper stripper?
Q: How many coats?
A: If you’re painting over a white wall with another shade of white, one coat should be enough. If you’re painting over a color, you'll probably need two coats.
Q: How long between each coat?
A: A coat of latex paint dries in about three hours. It’s best to wait until your first coat is dry to start the next one.
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