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.
Filler powder is the ideal filler suitable for filling holes or covering joints in both large and small areas. The white powder mixes easily to a smooth consistency, which dries to an easy-to-sand finish. Odorless, non-toxic, and VOC-free....More Details
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ECOS Filler Powder is the ideal filler suitable for a variety of jobs, even large areas. The white powder mixes easily to a smooth consistency, which dries to an easy to sand finish. Special binders give excellent adhesion. Use to fill holes, cover joints, etc.
- ✔ 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.
Add all surfaces to be painted then remove openings, like doors and windows
|Preparation||Ensure crack or hole is dry and free from loose or dusty material. Touch up any nails and screw heads with two-coats of ECOS Stainblock, to avoid ruststaining. WARNING: Older buildings may contain lead-based paint, which requires professional remediation if it is disturbed. If in doubt, consult with a professional from a Lead-Safe Certified Firm.|
|Application and Clean Up||Mix 2 parts Filler with 1 part water (approx) to a smooth paste. The filler is ready for use in about one minute and remains workable for more than 20 minutes. Press filler paste into hole with a filling knife/trowel. Fill the hole slightly proud. Sand, when fully dry, to a smooth flat surface and brush/wipe free of dust. Special easysand formula! Normally sets fully in around 1 to 2 hours. Before painting, seal with one coat of ECOS Filler-Sealer and allow to dry fully. Clean bowl and tools with warm water. Do not wash excess material into drains, but allow to dry on paper, then dispose of as household trash.|
|Coverage||400 sq. ft. per gallon|