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Which Primer/Undercoat Do I Need?

Using a primer will ensure the full depth of colour of your chosen paint colour. Primer is vital to seal unpainted surfaces or prepare the surface for painting. If you are transitioning from a dark to a light colour, the primer has properties that will help obliterate the colour beneath before applying the topcoat. As well as ensuring your paint will last longer, you won’t have to worry about chipping, peeling or discolouration. Opting for a primer is a fail-safe way to achieve the perfect finish.

Some of our most popular primers are noted below:

For walls:                                 Optiva Primer

For walls (high humidity areas): Luja Universal Primer

For interior wood:                     Helmi Primer

For exterior wood:                    Ultra Primer

For exterior masonry:               Hydrosol Primer

For tricky interior substrates:     Otex Akva

For tricky exterior substrates:    Otex Adhesion Primer

For metal:                                Rostex Super Akva

For spraying wood:                    Akvi Primer

Be sure to always check the data sheets for suitability for your specific project or give our technical team a call on 0131 334 4999 or send a message to us here.

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How much paint do I need? 

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.