Can Muuri Be Used on A Stone Fireplace Surround?

Yes it can. In addition, Muuri is suitable for use on concrete, lime, lime cement, cement plaster, sandlime brick and brick surfaces as well as mineral board surfaces indoors. Suitable also for surfaces previously painted with lime, lime cement, cement and silicate paints.

Do Tikkurila Sell Spray Plaster?

Traditional methods of plastering come with some drawbacks. Speed of application, product material waste, and inconsistent finish quality are some of the problems.

Tikkurila spray plasters are a faster, more consistent, and cleaner method of application while also ticking many boxes in terms of sustainability. Application is up to three times faster than conventional methods and drying times are fast enough to allow following trades to be at work within a maximum of two days. 

Advantages of Spray Plaster

  • Saves time both before and after work: no need to arrange water or clean up the filler dust around the mixing place.
  • Ready-to-use, even quality, and even colour.
  • Can be used both for new and previously painted surfaces.
  • Makes a firm surface, saves in priming.

Check out Tikkurila's full range below:

  1. Prestonit ALR             3mm filling capacity - suitable also for smoothing the joints between gypsum boards
  2. Prestonit 5+5             6mm filling capacity
  3. Prestonit 10+10         High build filler - 10mm filling capacity

Tikkurila also produce a ready-to-use, water-based filler for roller or steel trowel application. It is suitable for plastering interior walls and ceilings, as well as for fastening joint tapes. Presto R enables quicker application with less effort Roller plaster is fast to apply and very easily worked with trowels or sanded once dry.

If you require more advice on the application of spray plasters or roller plasters, give our technical team a call on 0131 334 4999 or send them a message here

Do You Have Any Hypoallergenic solutions for interior painting?

Joker, our matt high performance emulsion paint, has zero smell and is ideal for a hypoallergenic environment

Is Luja suitable for a bathroom with no window?

Luja is our high-performance system and is suitable for environments where ventilation is a problem and high levels of constant humidity and moisture are present e.g. swimming pools, wet rooms and surfaces where mould propagation are an issue.

Luja is certainly suitable for a bathroom with no windows.

Is Anti Dust suitable for sealing my concrete garage floor?

Yes, our Anti Dust is a water-borne dust-binding agent for mineral and concrete surfaces, including floors - ideal for garages and storage spaces.

What's the difference between Optiva 3 and 5?

The main difference between the two is the sheen level.

Optiva 3 is a full flat matt (sheen level 3%)

Optiva 5 is a matt (sheen level 5%)

Both are designed for walls and ceilings and provide a class I scrub rating. We also have Optiva 7 and Optiva 20 available in the zero VOC Optiva range

I need something wipeable for my kid's Bedroom, what's the best option?

Joker it is, ultra-low VOC odourless, water-based and highly scrubbable.

It's a high-performance matt emulsion paint with zero latex - so it's ideal for hypoallergenic environments.

Do you have a blackboard paint?

Yes, we do. We have our Littu blackboard special effect paint - a chalkboard paint that is available in hundreds of colours (classic black is of course an option!)


Are Your Paints Washable?

A large number of our paints are designed to be washable and scrubbable so we have quite a few options.


Option 1 (Standard System)

Option 2 (High-performance system for high humidity or high traffic areas)

Option 3 (For hypoallergenic environments)


The paint you select will very much depend on the surface type and condition of the room, feel free to drop us an e-mail so we can guide you further on this one


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 Joker, a totally safe paint that does not affect the air quality in the room that you are painting (even when wet) and is safe to use while pregnant.

Are your Helmi topcoats self-undercoating?

With all our products, we do recommend using the full system including our primers. However, if you have pre-primed furniture, you can order a sample pot to ensure Helmi will adhere to the surface.

What's best for painting kitchen units, Helmi or Everal Aqua?

You can use either Helmi or Everal Aqua on kitchen cupboards, both are perfect for the job. Most of our customer base use Helmi as this product is designed for painting furniture and has excellent self levelling properties.

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 everything in your kid's room, including the walls, furniture, and toys.

All of Tikkurila's paints suitable for children's rooms - such as Joker, Helmi, Taika Pearl Paint, Liitu blackboard paint - are in the highest M1 category for surface materials.


Can I use any of your wall paints on my ceilings?

Yes...but we would always recommend using our Anti Reflex 2 paint for ceilings because it's a dead matt, non-flash paint making it great for areas of critical light. It's also very easy to touch up with strong hiding power.

The award-winning Anti Reflex 2 is a real favourite with our customers. Click here to check out the reviews

I want to paint a room all in one colour - walls, skirtings and doors. Is there one paint for that?

We don't recommend this approach. Using separate products (depending on the substrate), ensures you get the best quality, long-lasting results from our products.

However, we do have lots of complimentary paints and can help you with the best combinations in the same colour choice and sheen level (so they will look the same).

Get in touch on 0131 334 4999 if you'd like some help getting started

Do Tikkurila have fire-resistant coatings for wood?

Fontefire WF is a water-borne one-component intumescent paint for wooden surfaces that offers the highest possible fire-retardant properties for interior wood surfaces. When subjected to heat, Fontefire WF expands to form an insulating foam layer which slows down the spread of fire and reduces smoke formation.

Fontefire WF Clear is a water-based intumescent lacquer, which also gives the highest possible fire retardant properties on wood. When subjected to heat, Fontefire WF Clear expands and forms an insulating layer of foam.

If you require more advice on our intumescent range, give our technical team a call on 0131 334 4999 or send them a message here

Is Finngard Opaque microporous?

Yes, Finngard Opaque, our exterior masonry paint is microporous. The term 'microporous' is often applied to specialist paints and stains and describes a coating that acts as a barrier to liquid water, but allows water vapour to pass through. The special feature about the coating is that it keeps rainwater out of the substrate, but allows moisture that has found its way into the substrate to escape as a vapour. Although almost all coatings will act as a barrier to liquid water, it is not correct to imply that coatings can be made so that moisture vapour can only travel through them in one direction. Moisture vapour will be able to pass through a coating equally well in either direction: from places where there is more moisture, to places where there is less moisture. The rate at which moisture passes through a coating is controlled by the permeability of the coating, the moisture content gradient, the film thickness, and the temperature.

How long does it take to dry Anti Reflex 2 before applying another coat

We recommend the interval between coats is at least 3 hours.

Do you have a product to protect paving and driveways?

Tikkurila have two clear products suitable for protecting driveways and paving, Hydroblock WB & ProCover WB.

ProCover WB penetrates the substrate providing a water and grease and oil repellent surface that inhibits the growth of algae and atmospheric contamination.

If you require more advice on painting your driveway or paving, 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.

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