Is it OK to use white primer under a different color?

Questions & AnswersCategory: Paint PrimersIs it OK to use white primer under a different color?
Janice Eaton Staff asked 2 years ago

I’m just painting the stoop by the front door. I bought a shade of brown for the color but I only have white primer. I’m not concerned what color brown it ends up. Is it OK to use the white primer? Both are latex.

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crowderpainting Staff answered 7 years ago

The color of the primer shouldn't affect the final color of your top coat. Whatever brown you choose will be the color you end up with. The only difference between a tinted primer and white is how many coats of paint it will take to cover the primer.

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