Colors for primers

Below you can find 12 standard TVT colors, which Tikkurila as a producer of industrial paints and coatings for metal surfaces recommends to use for primers. Choosing a right color for a primer will increase the hiding power of the whole paint system. This is especially important for yellow, orange and red color shades. Other benefits of colored primers are optimizing material costs and reducing the visibility of scratches and other surface damages during transportation and assembling.


The colors displayed on the screen have been produced electronically. They are not an exact representation of real color models, as the finish of the material, its gloss and lighting, as well as many other factors, affect our perception of color. Always select the final color with color cards from your retailer in the surroundings and conditions for which you are making your choice.