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HOW TO MAKE A DRAMATIC PAINT CHANGE

HOW TO MAKE A DRAMATIC PAINT CHANGE

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Your interior designer is encouraging you to create a bold accent wall. Primer is your best pal when it comes to wanting to explore strong, bold colors or wanting to change from dark paint to light.

WHAT IS A PRIMER?

A primer is a primary coat of paint, or undercoat that is put on a surface before painting with the color of your choice. Painting contractors know that this is a vital  stage if you want to create colors with depth. Professional painters want to paint on as smooth a surface as possible to achieve high quality results. A primer creates a consistent painting surface and may cut down on the number of coats of paint required. This can save you money on your painting budget.

WHAT COLOR PRIMER?

Pasadena painting contractors suggest using  a white primer for lighter colors and one tinted with grey as the basis for darker colors.

COLOR PRIME SYSTEM

The paint company Sherwin-Williams has found that many of its deep, bold and vivid colors are enhanced when applied over a grey-tinted basecoat. To improve color depth, they have introduced a Color Prime System that starts at a light grey and gradually deepens to a dark grey. The technology is based on how color pigment absorbs light and aims to achieve true color that accurately matches a paint chip.