Mixing primer and paint (tinting).


Old 08-02-05, 07:38 PM
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Mixing primer and paint (tinting).

The other day I mixed a lot of Bullseye123 with my latex paint to tint the primer the cheap way . (I did so considering they're both water based.) The experiment fared well as the final product looks really nice.

Then today I got Zinnsser BIN since it's for interior only (I didn't need exterior). However, I failed to realize it's shellac based.

Can I still 'tint' it with a little of the latex paint? (All I need is to get the colour to be somewhat closer to my topcoat colour--instead of pure white.)

Thank you.
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Old 08-02-05, 08:14 PM
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I wouldnt do it. It would be like trying to mix oil and latex paint together. The only thing you can add to that primer is denatured alcohol
Old 08-02-05, 08:33 PM
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Nope, it won't ever mix together.
Old 08-02-05, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by prowallguy
Nope, it won't ever mix together.
Alright, thanks.
Old 08-03-05, 02:44 PM
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you can tint it with universal tinting colorant... for sale at most local paint stores. or just ask the guys to shoot some colorant in it for you, most of the time they won't mind.

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