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How Do I Paint Asbestos?

• Asbestos is a carcinogenic silicate material commonly found in old insulation, fire-resistant boards, roofing sheets and ceiling tiles. If found it should be left untouched, appropriate authorities called and should only be disturbed, removed and disposed of by qualified licensed Asbestos removal experts. Asbestos is highly toxic if broken down into its fibrous state.
• Asbestos must not be sanded or abraded in any way which will cause the surface to break down.
• At most a light wash down may be completed with a soft brush and Tikkurila Cleaning agent, all washing residue should be collected in a sealed container and disposed of by a certified licensed asbestos removal company.


Priming Options

  1. Asbestos-cement boards - If the boards are in good condition, make sure the surface is clean from dirt and grease. Spray the surface with a thin layer of ProSeal to seal the remaining dust.
  2. Asbestguard – Encapsulating Primer (Interior Use only)
  3. Finngard Opaque (thinned by 20%)

For Topcoating

  1. Finngard Opaque

If you require more advice on painting over lead, give our technical team a call on 0131 334 4999 or send them a message here.

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Use this calculator to work out your requirements, if you have any question please get in touch with one of our team who will be more than willing to help you.

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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.