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.
Eggshell Paint for walls and ceilings is a medium sheen, hard wearing protective finish, ideal for interior surfaces in kitchens, bathrooms, and other high moisture areas. Hard wearing and washable. As with all ECOS paints and other products, eggshell paint is water based, odorless, non-toxic, and VOC-free....More Details
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ECOS Eggshell Paint is a medium sheen, protective finish that dries to a hard, durable film. Ideal for kitchens, bathrooms and other high moisture areas. Eggshell Paint is extremely hard wearing. Highly washable, for use in high traffic areas.
- ✔ 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.
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Eggshell SDSClick to download
Eggshell Application InstructionsClick to download
Eggshell CDPHClick to download
Eggshell Ingredients/DeclareClick to download
Eggshell LEED v4Click to download
EN71Click to download
Eggshell ASTM D6886Click to download
Eggshell (Light Base) 8260BClick to download
Eggshell (Dark Base) 8260BClick to download
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, or contaminants. Repair any cracks, holes, or imperfections. Sand glossy surfaces with fine grit sandpaper first to ensure good adhesion. Before painting, clean stubborn areas with mild detergent, and remove any loose, or peeling paint, then rinse and dry thoroughly before painting. We recommend using one of our primers if painting over a higher gloss finish, a darker color, or applying an accent color, or applying over bare or heavily sanded surfaces.|
|Application and Clean Up||Stir well before use. If using multiple containers of the same color, intermix them all to ensure color uniformity. Can be applied using a high quality synthetic brush, rolled using a shed-resistant 3/8” to 1/2” roller cover, or sprayed using an airless sprayer with 0.015” to 0.017” tip at 1600 to 1800 psi. Do not apply in temperatures below 50oF. For best results, always apply two coats of paint. Dries to the touch in 30 to 60 minutes. Recommended wait time between coats is 2 to 4 hours. High humidity and cool temperatures may result in longer dry and recoat times. Do not thin the paint. Clean up with warm soapy water.|
|Coverage||560 sq. ft. per gallon|