Do I Need A Primer?
Some colors, especially yellows, reds and oranges, and other dark accent colors, are considered by the paint industry 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 or tinted primer can help you avoid having to apply multiple coats of paint to get the color you want. A tinted primer will help prepare the existing surface for your color. After that, you’ll typically only need to apply two coats of paint to get that perfect result.
At ECOS, we can help you tell which colors need a primer. Click here to print a zig-zag patterned paint card you can use to test your paint sample. Apply two coats of paint over the pattern. If you can still see the pattern through the paint, you’ll get better results if you use a grey or tinted primer under your color.
Painting Tips to Improve “Hide"
- Always choose a high-quality paint like ECOS.
- If you have multiple cans of the same color, combine them before you start to paint.
- Always 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.
- Don’t spread the paint too thinly or unevenly.
- Allow the recommended drying time between coats.
- Always use high-quality brushes, rollers, and other tools.
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Nature's Palette Colors
The expansive, dramatic skies add saturation to the wide-ranging palette.
The warmth of the palette also reflects the flowering hues of springtime.
From the deep blues of the mountain ranges to the brightly colored flora and fauna, this ecoregion also boasts highly saturated primary colors.
The warms and cools of this palette are uniformly vibrant and saturated.
This set of nine neutral colors is meant to complement the other ECOS System palettes.
ECOS Classic Colors
ECOS Original Colors
EMR Shielding Paint
Our EMR Shielding Paint is extremely effective protection against ELF, VLF, and EMR radiation. This anti-radiation paint is formulated using nickel to create a barrier against radiation.
- Product Code: 700355463610
- Availability: In Stock
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ECOS Interior EMR Shielding paint uses high-quality nickel to provide shielding against ELF, VLF, and EMR radiation. Having a dark grey color, it is intended to be over-painted by ECOS wall paint. This EMR shielding paint is suitable for use on primed walls, floors, and ceilings. Not only does it help protect against harmful radiation, it doesn't release traditional paint odors. If you're in the market for a dependable, long-lasting paint, choose ECOS interior EMR shielding paint today.
- ✔ Zero VOC1
- ✔ No Odor2
- 1Conforms to CDPH 01350 (VOC emissions test taken at 14 days).
- 2No traditional paint (polyurethane) odor, which can cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory issues.
EMR Shielding Paint
|Preparation||Surfaces must be clean, dry and free of grease. Remove all loose and flaking material and, if previously wallpapered, remove all traces of paste and size. Prime bare plaster with ECOS Plaster Sealer, and bare sheetrock, with ECOS Wall Primer. This product can be painted directly onto wallpaper but this is not recommended as the product is intended to be a permanent structural feature. 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||READ ALL APPLICATION NOTES BEFORE COMMENCING. Do not thin. Stir gently and thoroughly before use. Apply in two medium coats with a 6 - 9" foam or short pile gloss roller, ensure the first coat is fully dry before recoating (minimum of 4hrs). Normally touch dry in 1-2 hours. Avoid temperatures below 41°F (5°C) and above 68°F (20°C). Once the ELF shielding wallpaint is dry it can be finished by over-coating with any of our wall paints and, once earthed, the shielding paint is activated against both high and low frequency radiations. If protection is needed against high frequencies only (microwaves, mobile telephone masts, etc.) then grounding is not necessary. However, for full shielding efficiency, it is essential that this product be earthed (grounded). This can easily be achieved as follows: 1. Turn OFF the power to all electrical circuits in the area. If in doubt about how to do this, consult a qualified electrician. 2. Loosen the screws of all the light switch and power socket panels. 3. When painting, extend the paint over the edge of the metal box behind the plate, as this should be grounded. 4. If boxes are plastic, a grounding wire should be extended to the edge of the box and this used as the grounding point for the paint. If in any doubt about how to use or apply this product, contact us for assistance|
|Coverage||550 sq. ft. per gallon|