is paint always tinted using "extra white base"?
You have some good answers here. I agree that a primer will take on the colorants darker than a finish paint will if the primer is tinted at 100% of the finish paint formula. Normally a sales clerk at Sherwin Williams knows this and will tint the primer at 50% to 75% of the formula of the finish paint color. A tinted primer will also have a different sheen level than the finish paint. Your "brightness" maybe due to sheen level, i.e. satin will reflect more light than a flat or eggshell will. Primers tend to be more matte, closer to an eggshell sheen. What is the sheen level of your top coat?? Did you prefer the color and or sheen of the primer over your top coat?? You might be able to get your remaining gallons of paint retinted closer to the color of the primer if that is what you are going for(?????). If you liked the sheen level of the primer you might need to change the sheen of your finish paint. ---I am going to start another thread titled Batching different sheen levels--- I have in the past added flat paint to satin or semi gloss (same color, same brand) to change the sheen of the final top coat without any problems, but in watching this forum and the great pros that contribute here I would like to get their opinions if this is good or bad. I personally do not like satin on a wall, to shiny for me, I much prefer eggshell sheen, so mixing flat and satin I get closer to to that eggshell finish that I like.
I actually like the "latte" color better on my previous bright green wall(because it appears darker)than the wall I primed with tinted primer. Don't know how I should go forward. Could the "extra white base" be the cause of this? -- I pasted this from the original thread. It confuses me a bit. What exactly did you like?? The primer, the finish paint, the different sheen or what????
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