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Ultra Classic

A born classic

Ultra house paints are the result of Tikkurila’s 150 years of experience and strong investment in product development. Semi-matt Ultra Classic is the father of the Ultra family. Environmentally friendly Ultra Classic is suitable for both primed and factory-primed surfaces as well as maintenance painting. This classic product has also received the Finnish Flag Key symbol.

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

Traditional semi-matt gloss grade

Ultra Classic provides an attractive semi-matt finish that corresponds to the gloss grade of the older Ultra house paint. You can select the colours for your house from the Wooden Facades colour card.

Water vapour permeability without compromising on moisture protection

Ultra Matt protects wood from water stress, while allowing water vapor to permeate. As good as freshly painted, even in harsh conditions. 


Modern, weather-resistant paint technology

The latest polyacrylate technology of the binder in the Ultra products provides the paint with superior colour and gloss retention. The hardness and flexibility of the binder is carefully balanced so as to make the paint flexible on the wood without cracking or flaking throughout its service life. The right hardness, in turn, helps to keep the surface clean longer, as dirt is not baked into the surface even in hot summer weather.

Tikkurila Oyj
(Previous date 19.07.2013)

Ultra Classic - House Paint

Waterborne high performance opaque satin wood finish
Product features

Ultra Classic is a semi-matt microporous high performance, flexible polyacrylate waterborne paint for wood. Ultra offers the highest level of durability for timber surfaces in the Tikkurila range. Ultra is available in matt, semi-matt and gloss finishes.

For the painting of untreated, factory-primed surfaces or surfaces treated earlier with exterior wood surface paints. Also for finishing painting at site according to Tikkurila ProHouse concept.
Recommended uses
Wooden exterior cladding , weatherboards etc.

The paint is suitable for exterior walls The paint is semi-matt The paint is water-borne Tool: spray Tool: brush
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
Base paints
A and C
Colour Range
Tikkurila colour card for Wooden Facades
Gloss grade
Sawn wood surfaces 4 - 6 m2/l. Planed and previously painted surfaces 7 - 9 m2/l.

Can sizes
0.9 l, 2.7 l, 9 l and 18 l
Application method
Spray, roller or brush.
Airless spray
-nozzle 0.018" - 0.023" i.e. 0.460 - 0.580 mm
-thinning 0 - 10 vol-%

Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity
Touch-dry after one hour. Next coat can be applied after 2 - 4 hours under normal conditions. At lower temperatures and during damp weather the drying time is longer.
Weather resistance
Good, also in industrial atmosphere.
Solids volume
Approx. 41%.
Approx. 1.3 kg/l, ISO 2811
Protect from frost. Close the can tightly for futher use.
Product code

Application conditions
The surface to be painted must be dry, the temperature of air must be at least +5 °C and the relative humidity of air below 80 % during the application and drying.
New unpainted surfaces:
Remove dirt, mould and loose particles from the surface. Wash down dirty and mouldy surfaces with Tikkurila Mould Removal solution according to the instructions. Prime with Valtti Pohjuste or Valtti Akvabase priming oil in as early construction phase as possible. Protect rusting metal parts like nail heads with Rostex Super anti-corrosion paint. Remove loose resin from knots. Prime surfaces once with Ultra Primer or Öljypohja Oil Primer. Finish with Ultra Classic House Paint 1-2 times. Treat the end grains carefully.
Factory- primed and previously treated surfaces:
Remove dirt, mould and loose particles from the surfaces. Remove loose paint with scraper and brush the surface clean with a steel brush. Wash down dirty and mouldy surfaces with Tikkurila Mould Removal according to the instructions. Treat bare wooden surfaces with Valtti Pohjuste or Valtti Akvabase priming oil and prime them once with Ultra Primer or Öljypohja Oil Primer.
Treat factory-primed surfaces in good condition with Ultra Primer (factory-primed surfaces that have been exposed to weathering over 10 months should be treated with Öljypohja Oil Primer), then finish with Ultra Classic House Paint 1-2 times.
Treat surfaces previously painted with oil paint or acrylate paint 1-2 times with Ultra Classic House Paint. If the old surface is worn out, prime the old oil paint surface first with Öljypohja Oil Primer, and the old acrylate paint surface with Ultra Primer. Finish with Ultra Classic House Paint.
Stir the paint well before use and thin with water if necessary. Apply by brush or airless spray. Apply carefully on end-grain. Make sure you have enough paint stirred in one can for one uniform surface to avoid colour differences. There is resin and other other coloring extractives in the wood, particularly in knots. They may cause discoloration or seepage of resin through the paint surface as a result of temperature and humidity fluctuations. Using a primer (Öljypohja Oil Primer or Ultra Primer) reduces the risk of seepage. Maintenance painting: Ultra Classic can be re-painted with the house paints of Ultra serie or with Pika-Teho House Paint.
Cleaning of tools
Clean tools with water. To remove hardened paint, Tikkurila Pensselipesu (Tikkurila Tool Cleaner) is recommended.
Maintenance instructions
Handle the surface with care, ultimate durability and hardness is reached in approx. 4 weeks under normal circumstances. After treatment, the surface can be cleaned with a soft brush, a damp cleaning cloth or a mop.
Earliest after 1 month from painting a soiled surface can be cleaned with Huoltopesu (1 part of Huoltopesu to 10 parts of water). Clean stains and very dirty surfaces with a stronger Huoltopesu solution (1:1). Rinse well and allow to dry.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value
(cat A/d) 130g/l(2010); Ultra Classic contains VOC max. 130g/l

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Irritant, Xi Contains: 2-Octyl-2h-isothiazol-3-one, 4,5-dichloro-2-octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one. MAY CAUSE SENSITIZATION BY SKIN CONTACT. Do not breathe spray. Use only in well-ventilated areas. Avoid contact with skin. Wear suitable protective gloves. If swallowed, seek medical advice immeadiately and show this container or label. Do not empty into drains. Keep out of the reach of children. A Safety Data Sheet is available on request.
Safety Data Sheet - ULTRA CLASSIC

Recycle empty, dry cans or dispose them of in accordance with local regulations. Destroy liquid waste according to the local regulations for hazardous waste.
ADR: not classified
sre240315 / jha281113 / akk120312 / hsa29122011 / 696-


Exterior wood colour card

Tikkurila Wooden Facades colour card consists of 120 colours suitable for outdoor use. You can dramatically change the appearance of your house by changing the colours.

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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.