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I'm pregnant and wondering if it's safe to paint?

It's highly unlikely that painting or being around paint fumes while you're pregnant will harm your unborn baby, as the risk from our modern water-based paints is very low. However, to minimise the risk, we recommend using our <a href="https://www.tikkurila...

Is it safe for my child to help me paint my room?

When you are painting with children, use a paint that does not release harmful compounds even when used for an extended period. Tikkurila's range of products includes both paints and lacquers that meet these requirements and are suitable for painting...

What Is A VOC?

VOC stands for Volatile Organic Compound and these contribute to atmospheric pollution when they evaporate (while you're painting). There are chemicals used in all industries that are classified as VOCs, from paints and building materials to soaps and...

What Are Zero VOC Paints?

While low VOC paint lines are widely available and used, they still contain the chemicals mentioned above and off-gas harmful fumes, though less than traditional paint products historically. The main differentiator for zero-VOC paint is that no VOC chemicals...

Do You Have Any Zero VOC Paints?

Tikkurila have a range of zero VOC paints for interior use. See the full offering <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener">here.</a>

What Is M1 Certification?

Building materials for interior use, such as paints, can be classified according to the compounds they emit into the air.

Will Tikkurila Expand Its List Of Eco-Labeled Products?

Applying for an eco-label is always considered when new products are being developed.

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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.