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Re: Paint Codes

The shade of a basecoat can be influenced by the colour of the primer underneath, this can either make the basecoat appear lighter or darker than intended.

It is then said that the primer has a 'value', and is referred to as a 'value shade'.

There is a range of primers from VS 1 (white), through VS 4 (grey) to VS 7 (black).

Believe me, using the wrong colour primer will increase the likelihood of a mismatch, or require you to use many more coats to try to achieve a colour match.



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