How many coats of Kilz primer/ Behr paint?

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Hey everyone,

I'm currently rehabbing a previously smoked in house and moving onto the painting stage. Looks to see how many coats of paint/ primer I need to put on for the different wall / ceiling materials. I've scrubbed everything with TSP. This is my first time painting so I'm not sure how well 1 coat of Kilz will seal the smell or wood paneling color. Or if I need to do 2 coats of Kilz ?

And how well the Behr premium plus primer + paint will cover any remaining wood paneling color.  I'm planning to do 2 coats of Behr paint on all walls and trim, 1 coat on the ceilings.

If my wall paint color is white with a small hint of blue, do I need 2 coats of final paint on all the walls?


New drywall ceiling:
-1 coat of Kilz original primer, 1 coat of Behr Premium primer + paint flat white ceiling paint

Kitchen plastic sheet walls:
-1 or 2 coat of Kilz original primer to hide the pattern on the plastic ?

-2 coats of Behr Premium primer + paint eggshell paint

Bedroom dark wood paneling

-1 or 2 coat of Kilz original primer to cover dark wood ?

-1 or 2 coat of Behr Premium primer + paint eggshell paint ?

Living room light wood paneling

-1 of Kilz original primer to cover lighter wood color? 

-1 or 2 coats of Behr Premium primer + paint eggshell paint ?

You'd be best asking the guy from where you're going to be buying your paint.  They'll be able to tell you.  However, from what you've typed above you're definitely overdoing it on the primer.  Typically one coat of good primer and one coat of paint will be fine for most regular lighter surfaces.  Darker surfaces might need a second coat of paint.  Good luck!

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