Using a primer when painting with certain colors will make the color look better and the job easier. We know a red dining room, a yellow sunroom or an electric blue bathroom will bring a flair to your home. But achieving that color can be difficult.
When you buy a can of paint the associate looks up a color formula (recipe) and then picks the recommended base. Paint is typically tinted into three bases. The white base and medium base are both white and provide more coverage. The deep base (also known as an accent base) is clear. When using a clear base, the color is achieved as you layer more coats onto the wall. To visualize this think about adding food coloring to a glass of water. The more food coloring you add the deeper the color will get.
The SureSwatch® Primer Decider Scale will help you determine if a primer is needed before you start the project. By using the right primer you will do less work with less paint to achieve the desired color and the coverage you want.