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Deep Base Primers

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The latest trends in colour are more complex, "designer" colours, which tend to be very saturated and clean due to their higher chroma values.

These popular colours are best revealed when tinted in a deep or clear base with a minimal amount of white pigment, which promotes hiding.

Benjamin Moore offers several tintable deep base primers specifically made for use with more saturated or darker colours, which help reduce the number of coats necessary to achieve their full depth and richness. The Aura® product line offers a Foundation in a Red and Yellow base.

The example to the right shows the advantages of using a deep base primer with a darker colour. In the panel at right, no primer is used. This leaves the gray stripe underneath visible when the topcoat is applied.

In the panel at left, the deep base primer helps hide the gray stripe and makes the colour clean and rich.

Deep Base Primers

Deep Base Primers are available in the following products:

Exteriors

  • Benjamin Moore Fresh Start® Penetrating Alkyd Primer (K100)
  • Benjamin Moore Fresh Start® 100% Acrylic Primer (F023)
  • Benjamin Moore Fresh Start® All Purpose Alkyd Primer (K024)
  • Aura® Colour Foundation (K521)
  • Benjamin Moore Fresh Start® High Hiding All Purpose Primer (K046)

Interiors

  • Benjamin Moore Collection® Premium Interior Primer (F216)
  • Benjamin Moore Fresh Start® All Purpose Alkyd Primer (K024)
  • Aura® Colour Foundation (K521)
  • Benjamin Moore Fresh Start® 100% Acrylic Primer (F023)
  • Benjamin Moore Fresh Start® High Hiding All Purpose Primer (K046)
  • Eco Spec® WB Primer (F372)
  • Benjamin Moore Natura Interior Waterborne Primer (K511)

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