Man with Roller Blue Wall

Will two coats affect the color my painted walls?

Ashley Asks:

I am painting my walls from a dark blue to a very light lavender. I have completely and evenly primed my walls with a white primer first. If I use two coats of paint, how much will the color change? I’m worried it will come out darker and/or richer, and I don’t want either of these. How likely is it that I can get away with one coat? The brand is Glidden, if that helps.

Dukes Painting’s professional opinion:

Ashley, It is very unlikely that you will get complete coverage over white primer in just one coat, no matter which paint brand you are using. You shouldn’t worry about color change with two coats of paint. Adding layers of the same paint won’t affect the color or richness of the final product. It will only affect the coverage. Two coats is desirable in most cases.