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Primer Tinting - Light Bases

Some primers in our range, like Otex Akva, Everal Aqua, and Helmi, may look lighter than your chosen topcoat, especially with darker colours.

This is because they have an A-base (light base) formulation, which means they won't achieve the same depth as a C-base (dark base). For instance, if you tint these primers in black, they'll come out as light grey.

Despite this, we recommend tinting towards your intended topcoat shade for optimal coverage. This helps with effective colour obliteration, reducing the overall number of coats needed.

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Use this calculator to work out your requirements, if you have any question please get in touch with one of our team who will be more than willing to help you.

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Disclaimer: Tikkurila UK Paint Calculator is provided as a guide only. The coverage rates will vary depending on surface being coated and the particular product range being used. More information on these products can be found on the cans, on the technical data sheets on individual product pages, by using our live chat service or by calling our technical team on 0131 334 4999.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the estimate, however paint requirements may vary depending on the surface, type of paint, sheen level and colour chosen.