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.
Semi-Transparent Color Concrete Sealer
Semi-Transparent Concrete Sealer is a water based medium sheen, solvent-free water repellent. Effective for use on concrete, masonry, brickwork and plaster, this sealer will shed water and mud, also protects against many stains. Recommended for application on walls, flooring, patios, walkways and concrete decking. Odorless, non-toxic, and VOC-free. Not recommended for garages....More Details
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- Product Code: 700355464327
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ECOS Semi-Transparent Color Concrete Sealer is an acrylic based medium sheen, solvent-free water repellent, effective for use on concrete, masonry, brickwork and plaster. ECOS Semi-Transparent Concrete Stain will shed water and mud and protects against many stains. Recommended for application on walls, flooring, patios, walkways and concrete decking. Not recommended for garages.
- ✔ Zero VOC1
- ✔ No Odor2
- ✔ Non-Toxic3
- 1Conforms to CDPH 01350 (VOC emissions test taken at 14 days).
- 2No traditional paint (polyurethane) odor, which can cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory issues.
- 3Conforms to ASTMD-4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects.
Semi-Transparent Color Concrete Sealer
Add all surfaces to be painted then remove openings, like doors and windows
|Preparation||Good surface preparation is vital for the perfect finish. Surfaces should be clean, dry, and free from any dirt, dust, grease, glue, flaking pieces, sealers, curing and release compounds, or contaminants. Repair any cracks, holes, or imperfections where water can enter. Make sure that patching compounds will not show through the coating. New concrete must first cure for 28 days until the pH has stabilized. All concrete (new or old) must be etched sand/water blasted, or deep cleaned first – any residual liquid must be completely removed and the concrete allowed to dry thoroughly before sealing. Always spot test on an inconspicuous area to ensure satisfactory results and color.|
|Application and Clean Up||Stir thoroughly before and during use to eliminate any settling. Do not shake. Do not thin. Do not apply in temperatures below 50oF. Clean the area immediately prior to application. Dries to the touch in 30 to 60 minutes. Recommended wait time between coats is 4 to 6 hours. High humidity and cool temperatures may result in longer dry and recoat times. Do not apply if rain is anticipated within 12 hours of application. Light foot traffic possible after one hour, heavy traffic after 72 hours. Clean application tools with warm soapy water. When working with more than one can, we recommend mixing together the contents of the cans to ensure color consistency. Apply with a high quality synthetic bristle brush, or roll with a shed resistant ½” – ¾” roller cover, or apply using an airless sprayer with a 0.013” to 0.015” tip at 1800 to 2500 psi. Cut in corners or edges with a bristle brush, then evenly apply with a roller over the remainder of the surface working in one direction. Do not overwork the product. Do not allow pooling. Maintain a wet edge to avoid lap marks. Two coats are recommended to achieve maximum performance and protection.|
|Coverage||300 sq. ft. per gallon|