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What is the maximum thinning rate for Helmi topcoats?

Depending on the application method we do not advise thinning Helmi furniture paints by more than 20%. To find thinning ratio relevant to your application method refer to the technical datasheet

Are Tikkurila products suitable for spray application?

Tikkurila's products are designed for spray and brush application, including airless, air-assisted and HVLP. Our industrial wood range has been formulated for spray application only.   Please refer to the technical data sheets for further details...

Is this paint self levelling? Whats the best working temp for this paint

Akvi Top DS25 is a self-levelling paint, formulated to level out evenly over a surface as it dries, providing a smooth finish.

Is this product suitable for spraying with a gravity fed spray gun when thinned?

Yes! The Helmi paint range is suitable for brush, roller, and spray application. When it comes to spraying, Conventional Spray Machines, Airless Spray machines, and Air-Assisted Spray Machines are all suitable. Each machine type has its own nozzle tip...

Can I use it on lime plaster

Optiva 5 can be used on various interior wall surfaces.

Does Your External Masonry Paint Have A Minimum Temperature For Use?

Masonry paint should not be applied to surfaces when the ambient temperature is below 5 degrees or if there is a risk of rain during application or drying.

How Many Coats Of Paint Should I Use?

There are conditions specific to your project that can affect this, but we would always recommend a minimum of two coats.

How Long Should I Leave Paint To Dry Between Coats?

Depending on paint type choice, atmospheric conditions, and other variables, different paints can vary in dry time, however, for an interior wall paint in normal conditions the paint will be touch dry in approximately 1 - 2 hours.

Is Your Paint Suitable To Apply By Roller?

Our paint can be applied using traditional brushes or rollers, depending on the desired final appearance.

What Should I Use To Clean My Paint Brushes?

For water-based paints, use water and for oil-based paints, use white spirit or a specific solvent-based cleaner.

How Long Does My Paint Need To Cure?

We would always say 1 month for water-based to allow the product to be fully cured to its maximum durability.

How Do I Ensure Safe Use Of Tikkurila Products?

Before starting to paint, read the instructions for use on the product label and check the product safety data sheet.

How Soon Can I Use The Room After Painting?

If the room is being painted with water-borne interior products, such as wall and ceiling paints, or with low-emission M1 classified products, it can be used around 4–6 hours after painting.

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Disclaimer: Tikkurila UK Paint Calculator is provided as a guide only. The coverage rates will vary depending on surface being coated and the particular product range being used. More information on these products can be found on the cans, on the technical data sheets on individual product pages, by using our live chat service or by calling our technical team on 0131 334 4999.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the estimate, however paint requirements may vary depending on the surface, type of paint, sheen level and colour chosen.