There are several types of undercoat paints, applied to the surface before applying a layer of covering paint. Primer paints ensure uniformity of wooden and metal surfaces. Primer paints are used to eliminate all other colors and ensure a uniformly smooth surface.
Covering paints are divided into emulsion and oil paints. Emulsion paint is spread with water and is used to paint walls and ceilings. It dries quickly, it is available in finishing variants: matte and glossy. Oil paints are solvent-based and are used to paint wooden and metal surfaces. Semi-matt paints give a finish with a slight gloss, they are also used to cover surface blemishes. In addition, there are many new types of paint, which do not require the prior application of a primer or undercoat and special purpose paint: emalie, textured paints.