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Supi Sauna Wax

Colour for sauna benches

Supi Sauna Wax is Tikkurila’s tintable product for the treatment of all wooden surfaces in the sauna steam room. It is also suitable for treating sauna benches, paneled walls and ceilings, as well as doors and window frames.

The paint is suitable for interior wallsThe paint is water-borneTool: brush
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces

Tintable protective wax

Supi Sauna Wax is a water-borne protective finish containing natural wax. Like a thin stain, it permeates the wood and gives it a naturally beautiful, silky matt protection. The ready-mixed colours are black, white, and grey. The product can be tinted to other colours.

Maintain the natural colour

Treatment with colourless Supi Sauna Wax maintains the natural colour of the wood, as it does not deepen the colour of wood like oil treatments.

Safe product

No harmful substances evaporate into the indoor air.

Tikkurila Oyj
(Previous date 01.04.2010)

Supi Sauna Wax

Protection containing natural wax for interior wooden surfaces in saunas.
Product features

Supi Sauna Wax is absorbed into the wood and it forms a humid and dirt resistant surface.

Recommended uses
Sauna benches, panelled walls and ceilings, doors and window frames.

The paint is suitable for interior walls The paint is water-borne Tool: brush
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
Base paints
Colour Range
Colours 3441-3451 from the Interior Lacquer colour card. Standard colours black, white and grey.
Gloss grade
10-13 m2/l depending on wood species.
Can sizes
0,225 l, 0,9 l, standard colours 1/3 l and 1 l.
Application method
Foam brush, sponge or brush with artificial bristles.
Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity
Dust dry after 30 min - 1 hour.  Ready for use after 24 hours.
Solids volume
Approx. 24 %.
1.0 kg/l, ISO 2811.
Protect from frost.
Product code

Application conditions
The surface to be painted must be dry, the temperature of the air at least +5 oC, and the relative humidity of the air below 80 %.
New clean wood surfaces:
Remove dirt and dust. Moisten lightly with water spray, let dry and sand loose wood fiber off. Remove sanding dust.
Old dirty and previously with e.g. Supi Sauna Finish treated wood surfaces:
Wash down with Supi Saunapesu Cleaning Agent according to instructions, rinse thoroughly and let dry. Sand and dust off. If any old substrate traces are left under the wax treatment, the end result will be more glossy than on untreated wood.
Supi Sauna Wax is not recommended to be used on oil-treated surfaces (e.g. with Supi Bench Protection), if oil is not worn off.
Protect floors well before treatment, because Supi Sauna Wax is absorbed easily into ceramic tile joints.

Stir Supi Sauna Wax properly, from time to time also during usage. Apply one coat of wax along the grain, not using more wax than the wood can absorb. Because the wax is very liquid, most suitable application method is foam brush or sponge. The surface remains greasy, if too much wax is applied. Make a trial with a coloured Supi Sauna Wax on a hidden spot to be sure of a correct colour. The final colour of the surface depends on the wood species. Treat small surfaces in one go to avoid overlapping and large panel surfaces 1-2 panels at a time to achieve a uniform colour. Pre-heat and ventilate the steam room thoroughly before use. Thermally modified wood surfaces are recommended to be treated with Supi Sauna Wax tinted to colour TVT 318R.
Cleaning of tools
Clean the tools with water. Tikkurila Tool Cleaner is recommended for removal of hardened wax.
Maintenance instructions
Cleaning earliest abt. 1 month after applicaton, if necessary:

Clean the surface with Supi Saunapesu Cleaning Agent (1-2 dl of cleaning agent into 5 litres of water).
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value
(cat A/f) 130g/l(2010)

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
The product is not classified as dangerous. A Safety Data Sheet is available on request.
Safety data sheet

Empty cans should be recycled or disposed of in accordance with local regulations. Liquid waste should be destroyed according to the local regulations. Ympäristöseloste
VAK/ADR: not classified
sre060912 / niear170610 / 0017060-63


Interior wood stains and lacquers

We have chosen 30 translucent colours to this colour card. The final appearance of translucent colours is always affected by the colour and porosity of timber as well as number of coats applied and gloss grade of the product.

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Consumption varies depending on the surface to be treated and its condition. Absorption is affected e.g. by the surface roughness, moisture content level of timber and porosity. For example, log surface that has been untreated for a long time takes a lot more wood finish than a new surface to be treated.

When calculating the consumption, note that the consumption for round logs is 1.5 times higher than normal. Please also note the corner joints in the surface area.

Rounding up

As the filling rate is usually 90% (space for tinting), it is good to round up the liter amounts and reserve enough of the product so that the work is not interrupted unnecessarily, and colour will be even.