What color primer is used to prep dark wood furniture for dark paint?

by Shelley
I have a very dark wood table that I want to paint a beautiful Navy blue that I found. I want to use the correct color primer so that I prep the furniture correctly to re-produce the color of the paint and not have the dark wood bleed through.
  4 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Mar 19, 2017

    Most paint stores will make you a tinted primer for your paint color.

  • William William on Mar 19, 2017

    I agree! Primers are generally white. Get a good stain blocking primer like Zinsser 123 and have them tint it your color. They will tint it lighter than your finish coat. They can do that for free since your buying the primer from them. It really isn't necessary to tint the primer. Personal choice. Proper prep is the key.

  • Dfm Dfm on May 04, 2017

    The times I have used darker paint for a project...with no tinted primer...it took a few mor e coats than not having the primer colored. I too like the zinsser products. Multiple light coats of paint do better than one thicker one.

  • Sharon Sharon on May 06, 2017

    Dark gray primer.