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Tip - Tint primers


(Andy Crichton) #1

Save yourself a lot of stress and greatly improve the depth of coverage overall, by using oil or water based primers tinted to as close to the top coats colours as you can.

(Not aware of anyone tinting Zinsser BIN, but correct me if I’m wrong)

Update old post Holman Paints offer tinting of shellac primers.

Your paint supplier should be able to oblige, running the primer through the tinting and shaking machines for you. Depending on sheen, it may be an identical match, or it may be close. Having it tinted in the store is much more efficient than tinting your own, but if needs must, especially with stronger colours, it will still be a time saver tinting and mixing 2.5 litres of white primer, to somewhere close to the final colour, by hand.


(dave D9 decor) #2

agreed - Brewers in Bristol always do this for me for both Zinsser 123 and CoverStain and no extra charge.


(Fresh) #3

Was going to ask about this, cheers for the tip