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
Stone & Tile Sealer
Protective sealer for use on most floors and counters made from stone, tile, marble, and other hard materials. Can also be used on grout.
- Product Code: 700355463887
- Availability: In Stock
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Suitable for floors and worktops. Use on plain and rough stone and unglazed tiles including terracotta, slate, limestone, marble, sandstone, reconstituted stones and tiles, and also the cement/grout used in-between. Not ideally suited to polished granite or similar.
- ✔ 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.
Stone & Tile Sealer
|Preparation||Ensure the surface is sound, dry, non-dusty, non-greasy. If in doubt as to the suitability of this product, test on scrap/spare piece is recommended.|
|Application and Clean Up||Shake or stir before use. Apply one thin coat by spray, brush, roller, squeegee or sponge - depending on the porosity of the substrate. Do not allow pooling of the product. Remove any surface residual liquid straight away with a sponge or cloth. Dries in approximately 1 to 2 hours, depending on local ventilation. Clean equipment with water.|
|Coverage||300 sq. ft. per gallon|