tinting primer on kitchen cabinets

Has anyone tried to tint a whitish primer with a dark color? The overcoat is going to be an enamel walnut brown. I noticed that sometimes, the white undercoat shows through, requiring a se cond overcoat. Someone told me that tinting the primer risks messing up the job? Anyone's experience. I am redoing this job because the "pro" that painted this las t time used latex on kitchen cabinets, and the paint is peeling because the latex is easily scraped off due to the waxy surface finish. BTW, can I get him to repaint it free after 6 years? I guess I can ask, bu t this is due to a poor job the first time around.
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On 7/5/2013 2:07 PM, Deodiaus wrote:

yes. they also have different kinds paints for different colors (deep tint, pastels, etc). ask the paint guy when you are there.

tint doesn't affect the primer except for changing it's color.
probably not, but i would use a different painter, one who knows how to do prep. why give repeat business to someone who has already proved they don't know what they're doing?
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On 7/5/2013 5:07 PM, Deodiaus wrote:

My familiarity with primers doesn't include the new "all in one" primer/paints, but I would not use them. Primers can only hold a certain amount of pigment, so tints are limited. Just about any strong color contrast between old and new coats will require at least two coats of paint. Some pigments, especially, deep blues and reds, will have label instructions indicating AT LEAST two coats to cover.
Free, after six years? Doubt it. I would not waste my time trying. Did he suggest in a bid that latex would be appropriate? What is old finish? Primed? Cleaned by whom?
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Remove a peeling door and take it to a real paint store, not a home center's paint department. Ask them how to remove the old paint and possibly the old "waxy" finish.
If you've already bought the paint, bring that along also. Let them recommend the proper primer and let them tint the primer to work with your paint - assuming they agree that it's the right paint for the project.
I've given up on home center's paint counters. I'd rather pay a little more for good paint and better advice.
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Primer is tinted all the time. Works fine.(as long as the right pigment is used)
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