by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  June 20, 2022
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Some paint jobs may require an undercoat of paint before the topcoat can be applied. This is usually necessary when painting a dark color over a light one, or when painting a glossy surface that needs to be dulled down first. The undercoat of paint acts as a barrier between the two colors and helps to prevent bleeding through of the top color. It also provides a surface for the topcoat to adhere to more easily.

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