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My Internal Trim Paint If Not Covering

Tikkurila have three fully water-based options; Helmi, Everal Aqua and Intact. Helmi is a water-based acrylic whereas Everal Aqua and Intact are both water-based enamels. Each product applies slightly differently to the other allowing the applicator to find a product that best suits their technique. Helmi is very unique in its application properties, you can apply a very high film build (way beyond what most applicators in the UK are used to) and in order for the product to work correctly, a high film build must be applied. If after first coating it appears that the Helmi film is not solid then try applying a heavier second coat. Helmi and similar products rely heavily on surface flow and their self-levelling ability. If too little product is applied to the substrate then the product will not level properly and the dried film will appear patchy. It does seem very obvious but the application properties of the Tikkurila WB acrylic systems are very, very different, as such a change of technique is required.

Issue: Grinning, low hiding

Cause: Low film build

Solution: Ensure WB acrylic is applied liberally. The product should appear to flow and self-level, do not overwork the paint film to remove brush marks. Trust that the product will self-level and not sag.

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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.