Not adding colorant to tint base interior paint

Questions & AnswersCategory: Interior Trim, Windows and DoorsNot adding colorant to tint base interior paint
Anonymous Staff asked 3 years ago

I painted trim (over 20 year old white paint that was over wood stain) and new wooden doors with a paint I picked up off the shelf in the store since I just wanted a basic white color. I then went on the company website to look up something else and realized I purchased a tint base and they say a colorant is needed. My trim and doors look white so did I need to actually add white to my base? Do I have to add more paint and if so, do I need to sand? Should I leave it the way it is? I used Behr Prem Plus Interior Satin Enamel in Ultra Pure White — I thought was white paint, but guessing now just tint. Thank you.

2 Answers
MagicDave Staff answered 4 years ago

Tinting white should still work without any colorant added…

crowderpainting Staff answered 4 years ago

I agree with Dave. The only disadvantage is coverage, needing more coats to look good. Leave it alone and enjoy your new paint job. If this was exterior paint then you would have a problem, the colorant adds extra UV resistance.

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