Clearly, one coat of paint wouldn't cut it. I, nor anyone else on the planet, didn't think it would. I found that the paint dried quickly (I only watched one episode of Greek in between). To be completely transparent (me, not the paint. Ha!) I should reveal that I did the edging three times because I thought the paintbrushed part didn't cover as well. I was nervous about taking the tape off because I had heard scary tales of paint coming off along with the tape. John and Sherry suggested to take the tape off immediately to prevent such nightmares.