Some dark colors contain pigments that do not provide good hiding and coverage, so it may take 4 or 5 coats of paint to look good. With our new Dark Color Basecoat, you will achieve the desired topcoat color in less time, with less coats of paint. The gray tinted basecoat should be applied as the first coat to the wall. Allow 4 hours dry time, then apply 1 or 2 coats of the dark color topcoat. The result is a beautiful deep rich uniform appearance and better touch up. So, with the Dark Color Basecoat, you will get exactly the color you are looking for and you will save time and money. Formulas for different shades of gray to coordinate with the dark color topcoat are in the New formula pages. Apply to properly prepared drywall, plaster, masonry, or wood. 1 gallon covers approximately 350 to 400 sq. ft. Clean up tools with soap and water.