Two factors determine how much paint is needed to complete your painting project. Paint Coverage is the first factor that most people are familiar with. The concept is simple and involves the area of the surface to be covered. There are many “paint-coverage calculators” on the internet. The second concept, Paint Color Coverage has a more significant impact on the amount of paint needed for a project and its cost. Paint Color Coverage, unfortunately, is not a concept that is well understood by most painters. You can reduce your paint purchases by learning the secret of color coverage – recommended site!
Coverage of color is the term used to describe the way that the new paint coats will always be affected by any existing colors. It is impossible to avoid this fact, but you can use a few simple tricks to overcome it and save hundreds of dollars on your next painting project. The secret to saving money is how you apply your primer.
Why Primer is a Good Primer to Use with Paint
Primer is important for two reasons. Primers are important if the wall has not been painted before (with water-based painting). They allow new paints to adhere (or mechanically bond) to surfaces. Many people don’t bother with primer if they have already painted the wall. This negates the 2nd, and often more important, role of primer in covering color.
Primer can be used in two ways to help with color coverage. You can increase the color coverage when you apply a light-colored paint over a dark wall by using a primer before your paint. When painting dark paint on a lighter color wall, you can maximize color coverage by tinting your primer the same colour as the new paint. This is a surprising fact for many people. Your local paint store will gladly add any color to primer (thus “tinting”) at no cost!