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Holvi Lime Paint

A tintable lime paint for both outdoor and indoor uses

Holvi is a lime paint made from slaked lime and can be tinted to the light colours in Tikkurila’s Masonry Facade colour card using tinting equipment. A lime-painted surface is breathable, natural and vibrant. It always shows the painter’s hand. Lime paint can be used on plastered surfaces with a high lime content both indoors and outdoors.

The paint is suitable for interior wallsThe paint is suitable for exterior wallsThe paint is water-borneTool: brush

A beautifully matt, breathable lime surface

The full-matt surface shows the hand of the painter. A lime paint surface has a high water vapour permeability.

Easy to apply

Lime paint is applied using a traditional lime brush by thinning the paint with water. 

Suitable for outdoor and indoor use

Kalkkimaalilla voidaan maalata kalkkivahvoilla laasteilla rapattuja pintoja, niin julkisivuja kuin sisäseiniäkin, esimerkiksi kellarin seiniä.

Tikkurila Oyj
(Previous date 11.10.2006)

Holvi Lime Paint - Ready mixed lime paint

Tinted, inorganic lime paint based on slaked lime.
Product features

Suitable for interior and exterior lime-rich plaster and previously with lime paint treated surfaces. 

Recommended uses
Lime-and lime-rich plastered facades, cellars, etc.

The paint is suitable for interior walls The paint is suitable for exterior walls The paint is full-matt The paint is water-borne Tool: brush
Base paints
Colour Range
Specificly marked light colours on the Tikkurila Masonry Facades colour card.
Gloss grade
0.5 - 0.8 kg of unthinned Holvi Lime Paint/m² (work completed,  i.e.treated 3 times). Coverage is determined by roughness and porosity of the surface.
Can sizes
25 kg and 12.5 kg.
Mixing ratio
Thinner: Water. Add 16 litres of clean water to the 25 kg and 8 litres to the 12,5 kg of lime paste supplied (mixing ratio 1:1). See directions for use.
Application method
Lime brush or lime stippling roller brush.
Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity

Touch dry after 1 -2 hours.

Recoatable when the previous coat is fully bonded to the substrate, but not earlier than the following day. See directions for use.
Weather resistance
Approx. 1.4 kg/l, ISO 2811.
Protect from frost. The temperature of the product or container may not exceed +35°C. Do not store in direct sunlight, even under a protective tarpaulin. Tinted product, or a product kept in an improperly closed or half-empty can will not withstand long-term storage.
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Application conditions
The surface to be painted has to be clean and solid. The temperature of the air, paint and substrate should be at least +5°C. During hot and windy weather moisten the surface before and after painting. Do not paint during rain or when rain is expected or under direct sun light. When painting indoors it is recommended to fall the temperature of the room under +20°C.
Remove dirt, dust and salts. Loose dirt is recommended to be removed dry with a soft brush without abrasion. Mouldy and mossy surfaces are washed from below upwards with Tikkurila Mould Removal according to instructions. The surface to be treated has to be undamaged, clean and free from any organic paints. Mortars with a high cement content are not suitable as a substrate for lime paint. Remove loose lime paint layers with a steel brush (soft bristles of stainless steel or brass) or with high pressure washing so that the surface will not be damaged. Possible repairs are to be made using a mortar with a similar composition than the surrounding areas (including coarseness and level).
Note! Windows, metal and natural stone surfaces etc. are to be protected carefully for the duration of the treatment.
Mix the supplied lime paint at site in clean water using the following mixing ratio: - 12.5 kg Holvi Lime Paint and 8 L of water - 25 kg Holvi Lime Paint and 16 L of water Do not use unthinned Holvi Lime Paint. To avoid any color differences use the same ratio throughout the application. Stir the paint at regular intervals to prevent the heavier aggregate from settling on the bottom on the container. Before application wet the surface thoroughly with clean water. The substrate has to be evenly moist but still absorbing. Apply the lime paint using a lime brush or a lime stippling roller brush. Apply 2-3 coats. The next application may be done the following day at the earliest. Wet the surface evenly with care before and after every coat. Wet the surface after last coat, too. To avoid color differences prepare a sufficient amount of paint for each complete surface area. If however, you have to use another batch of paint, paint the boundary areas using a mixture of the old and new batch (1:1). Try to place the boundary area in a non-conspicuous location. Always apply the paint on one uniform surface without breaks to achieve a uniform end result. Avoid touching up afterwards in order to achieve a uniform end result. The best way to even out colour differences is to stipple lightly with the brush. The colour of HOLVI Lime Paint depends on moisture and porosity of the surface. Wetting afterwards will darken the colour. Mechanical stress may cause lighter marks especially on darker colours. This is a typical feature in all matt façade paints, which has no effect on the technical functionality of the product. With lime painting you get a living surface in which the handwork can be seen.
Cleaning of tools
Clean tools immediately after use with water or a weak vinegar-water solution (and rinse with clean water).
Maintenance instructions
Dirty surfaces can be carefully washed with a pressure washer without any cleaning agent, at the earliest one month after the treatment. The washing may leave a permanent mark on the surface, so the area to be washed should follow the construction lines. Loose dirt is recommended to be cleaned when dry using a soft brush, avoiding abrasion.
Algae and mould can be removed with Tikkurila Mould Removal and thorough rinsing as instructed. NOTE: The surface always requires a new coating treatment after mould removal.
Maintenance treatment
If the surface was previously painted with Holvi Lime paint suitable paints for maintenance painting are Holvi Lime paint or Finngard Lime Paint.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value
(Cat A/c) 40 g/l(2010)

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Corrosive; C Contains: Calcium hydroxide CAUSES SEVERE BURNS. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show label where possible). Keep locked-up and out of the reach of children. A Safety Data Sheet is available at request.
Safety Data Sheet - Holvi lime paint

Recycle empty, dry cans or dispose them of in accordance with local regulations. Destroy liquid waste according to the local regulations for hazardous waste.
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