Painting with Accent base

Old 04-18-07, 07:10 PM
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Painting with Accent base

I went to the paint store today and asked for a paint to use on interior bare wood and was given a white latex semi-gloss accent base. I have never actually used this before and when I went to put it on, it was white in the can but was a light milky colour when applied and dried to a clear. Is this normal for an accent base or have I got bad paint or do I need to stir it up alot more than I did. If this is normal do I just brush it on as I would with a normal white primer. I am sorry if this seems like a dumb question but I am used to staining and varnishing wood or using a primer sealer that goes on white and is applied like normal.
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Old 04-18-07, 07:27 PM
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You got the wrong base it seems. If its going on milky and drying clear it sounds like you got the Ultra-Deep base. This is a tint base for deep rich colors and contains none of the Titanium Di-oxide used in other bases.

Take it back and tell them you need white base.
Old 04-19-07, 07:39 AM
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I agree, they gave you the wrong base. A tint base is meant to have colorant added - not to be used without the addition of colorant

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