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
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Semi-Transparent Color Concrete Sealer
ECOS Semi-Transparent Color Concrete Sealer is an acrylic, water 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.
- 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
- 1Conforms to CDPH 01350 (VOC emissions test taken at 14 days).
- 2No traditional paint (polyurethane) odor, which can cause headaches, nausea, and respiratory issues.
Semi-Transparent Color Concrete Sealer
|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|