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I've used the higher end paint+primers from both big orange (Behr) and big blue (Valspar), and found that they cover very well in a single coat. You may have to do a second touch-up coat; especially where you've cut it with a brush, but they cover well in the first coat. If you're doing any patching, or have new drywall or joint compound to cover, you'll ...


I agree on using the primer first. However, the combination primer/paint may be overkill. I would plan for 1 coat of primer and two coats of regular paint, as it is tough for the average DIYer to get full coverage with one coat of paint.

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