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Im spray painting a wood stand with dark grey (krylon fusion). I want to do it a cheap as possible. If I get a dark grey base over the current white primer I can do it with about one coat.

Will mixing white primer, with cheap flat black latex paint (color place), do I get a not-so-great grey primer or a concoction that binds worse than mixing cheap black and white paint?
 

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What type of finish is currently on the stand?
Normally it's ok to mix the two [assuming the same type of base[ but a lot is dependent on the reason a primer is needed. The adhesion or stain blocking properties might not be as good.
 

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You can tint most primers. And, it doesn't need to be all that dark. Just moving it away from white to grey is all you need to do. Your top coat will take care of the rest.

Don't mix primer and paint though, unless they are from the same manufacturer. Unless you like colloidal lumps.

Are you using rattle can to spray with or an actual sprayer? Krylon does make a grey primer, I have used it.
 

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What type of finish is currently on the stand?
Normally it's ok to mix the two [assuming the same type of base[ but a lot is dependent on the reason a primer is needed. The adhesion or stain blocking properties might not be as good.

2 parts kills 1 part colorplce gets me very close to the colot of Krylon fusion.


The stand's only finish is 3 coats of white Killz2 (water based Primer).Now 10 weeks old.

Some paints apply fine on old primer or painrt, Colorplace is cheap paint ($13/gal), I need to reprime no matter what.

The good thing is that the 2 seems to blend smoothly, dont separate out and makes the primer only slightly more watery.

I need to cover 27 square feet, if the base color is close two cans is plenty.
 

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Just go to the paint store and ask them to tint the primer. Use a primer that says it can be tinted. That is the way they designed it to be used.
 

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Just go to the paint store and ask them to tint the primer. Use a primer that says it can be tinted. That is the way they designed it to be used.
Can't do that, that's not essential travel. If I wasnt stuck home this would probably be put off for months.

But I get your point, don't make concoctions. Ill do a test strip to see if its easier to cover pure white primer. black paint. or turquoises tinted primer (plenty of that on hand)
 

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I've intermixed a lot of paint/primers over the years with no issues. The odds are if they are both latex based you can mix them and have it work well. You could mix up a small amount and verify. My only concern would be if diluting the primer would affect adhesion to the current finish.
 

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Green is a hard color to cover. If you want a car to not fade, choose green.
Roy. G. Biv Red Orange Yellow Green Blue Indigo Violet. It is right in the middle of the visible light spectrum. As well as a rainbow.

Turquoise contains both blue and green and it could be hard to cover, but I would give that a try as long as you have it around. It is much closer to black than the white is.

Good luck and stay well.
 
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