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Old 12-11-2013, 03:39 AM   #1
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Does base require a tint for white?

I have acquired some white Benjamin Moore Concepts latex Base 3 R798 3X but it seems thin and runny and not too solid in body nor does it cover well. Does it need a white tint to cover properly? Is it compatible with other manufacturers tints or must I use BM's Gennex tinit?


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Does base require a tint for white?

That base is meant for dark colors. You'll have to add a lot of tint to make it useable. It'll likely dry clear if left untinted. White is not something you'll get from a base 3.


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Does base require a tint for white?

I don't think you can use some other manufacturer tint and get a true BM color, but if you don't care a whole lot about the specific color, I doubt there's a lot that would go wrong by tinting it with generic tint. Might not be ideal.

If the paint is runny, adding tint won't help. Concepts paint is mediocre paint, more or less on par with Ben paint.
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Does base require a tint for white?

White colorant added to a deep tint base will not accomplish good coverage or consistent color, regardless if you use the BM colorant or another universal colorant. Generally, the white tint base in most lines (4 ounces short fill) is used for this purpose.
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