Do I need a primer for this color?
Some colors, especially yellows, reds and oranges, and other dark accent colors, are considered to be “poor hiding” colors. That means they usually need a primer because, despite their strong, vibrant color, they’re not good at hiding the color they’re covering.
Using a grey (under dark colors) or tinted (under light colors) primer can help you avoid having to apply multiple coats of paint. A tinted primer helps prepare the existing surface for color. You’ll typically only need to apply two coats of paint over tinted primer to get that perfect result. ECOS colors that benefit from additional coats or a tinted primer are marked in our color library (select Fan Deck View) with a roller icon
Still trying to figure out if you need a primer? Click here to print a zig-zag patterned card you can use to test your paint sample.
Please note: this guidance is specifically related to color selection. We recommend using one of our primers if painting over a higher gloss finish, a darker color, or applying an accent color, or if applying over bare or heavily sanded surfaces.
Painting Tips to Improve “Hide"
- Choose a high-quality paint like ECOS.
- Combine multiple cans of the same color before painting.
- Stir paint thoroughly before painting.
- Don’t thin or dilute the paint with water.
- Use the correct primer as described above, or when you’re applying paint over a porous surface.
- Spread the paint evenly and smoothly.
- Allow the full drying time between coats.
- Use high-quality brushes, rollers, and tools.
Concrete Stabilizing Solution
Concrete Stabilizing Solution helps to reduce the crumbling and flaking of soft porous substrates like concrete, masonry, brick, mortar, render, or plaster. Ideal for use as a pre-treatment before painting, sealing or staining. water-based, non-toxic, and VOC-free....More Details
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Stabilizing solution is used prior to painting or decorating a surface that is worn, chalky, or weathered. The solution will bond with the surface and provide a suitable surface to begin painting. ECOS Stabilizing Solution helps to reduce the crumbling and flaking of soft porous substrates like concrete, masonry, brick, mortar, render, or plaster. Ideal for use as a pre-treatment before painting.
- ✔ Zero VOC1
- ✔ Non-Toxic2
- 1Conforms to CDPH 01350 (VOC emissions test taken at 14 days).
- 2Conforms to ASTMD-4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects.
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Concrete Stabilizing Solution
Add all surfaces to be painted then remove openings, like doors and windows
|Preparation||Ensure the surface is dry and remove as much loose, flaking, or dusty material as possible.|
|Application and Clean Up||Under most conditions thinning is not necessary. Stir gently before and during use. Generally only requires one coat. Typically dries to the touch in one hour and can be recoated in two. Hardening continues for up to thirty days. Avoid wetting, or scuffing during this period. Can be applied using a good quality synthetic brush; or rolled using a shed resistant 3/8"-1/2" roller cover. Avoid applying below 50oF.|
|Coverage||350 sq. ft. per gallon|