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.
Exterior Porch & Floor Paint
Exterior Porch & Floor Paint is a high sheen, durable paint, ideal for coating covered exterior concrete floors and porches. water-based, non-toxic, and VOC-free....More Details
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- Product Code: 700355464037
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ECOS Exterior porch and floor paint is a high-sheen paint that's ideal for covered concrete floors, and porches (not recommended for wood). Our paints do not have the odors and toxic fumes commonly found in traditional paints. Our exterior concrete floor paint is available in over 1,200 colors - perfect for any design you can imagine. Not suitable for decks, or surfaces which are subject to pooling water. Contact us for more information or if you have any questions regarding our products.
- ✔ Zero VOC1
- ✔ Non-Toxic2
- 1Conforms to CDPH 01350 (VOC emissions test taken at 14 days).
- 2Conforms to ASTMD-4236, specifically concerning oral toxicity, skin irritation and respiratory effects.
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Exterior Porch & Floor Paint
Add all surfaces to be painted then remove openings, like doors and windows
|Preparation||Surfaces should be clean, dry, sound, and free from dirt, dust, grease, and loose or flaking material. Clean stubborn areas with mild detergent. Rinse and dry thoroughly before painting. Unpainted (or unfinished) surfaces should first be primed to ensure an even base color and consistency, before applying the paint.|
|Application and Clean Up||Under most conditions thinning is not necessary. Stir gently before and during use. Intermix if using multiple containers to ensure color uniformity. Best results are achieved with three coats. Typically dries to the touch in two hours and can be recoated in twenty four. Hardening continues for up to thirty days. Avoid wetting, or scuffing during this period. Can be applied using a good quality synthetic brush; or rolled using a shed resistant 3/8"-1/2" roller cover. Avoid applying below 50oF.|
|Coverage||430 sq. ft. per gallon|