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Substrates and Surfaces - Interior

Where Can I Use Metallic Paints?

Our metallic paints are a great way to add a touch of glamour to your home.

Can I Paint Melamine Or Plastic Surfaces?

<p>Melamine can be painted if thoroughly sanded and then primed with our <a href="">Otex Akva Adhesion Primer</a>. You can then apply two coats of our Helmi topcoat in the sheen level of your choice.</p>

What Paint Is Best For Painting A Bathroom?

Formulated to resist moisture, staining and general wear and tear, our Luja range has a tough finish. It is a superb paint for bathroom walls, especially for rooms that may have limited extraction or suffer from condensation.

Do You Sell Floor Paint?

We have two different paint finishes for flooring. Our oil-based Floor Paint, Betolux, has an attractive and extremely tough gloss finish. Betolux Akva is a revolutionary water-based alternative, with a slightly lower sheen level. This highly versatile...

How Do I Paint Interior Alloy?

Wash down with Tikkurila roof cleaning agent. Alloys often have a covering of oil from manufacturing which needs to be removed. Even after exposure to the elements, the oils can persist. It is essential to remove these oils to ensure primers and topcoats...

How Do I Paint Interior Aluminium?

Aluminium is tricky to paint due to adhesion but if correct preparation is undertaken a solid and durable paint film can be achieved  Wash down with Tikkurila roof cleaning agent, ensure all areas of white rust (oxidation) are removed...

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...

How Do I Paint Interior Ash?

Ash is a light hardwood used extensively in joinery and furniture manufacturing Clean down as required using Tikkurila Cleaning agent or similar to remove any grease oil or other contamination. It is advised to apply a stain blocking...

How Do I Paint Asphalt?

Asphalt is a mixture of bitumen with crushed stone gravel or sand, used for paving, flooring, roofing Clean the surfaces from dirt, dust, moss and lichen. Use a high-pressure washer, avoiding damaging the substrate and structures. Use Valtti Mould...

How Do I Paint My Basement?

Basements can be technically very challenging to paint as multiple factors can impact the system. Please call our technical team on 0131 334 4999 to discuss your project or e-mail

How Do I Paint My Bathroom Walls?

Painting bathroom walls and ensuring a long-lasting, stain-free finish is simple and effective however proper preparation, application, and curing is essential. There are two main paint options available to Tikkurila customers wishing to refresh bathroom...

How Do I Paint Brass?

Painting is a great way to touch things up and bring new life to objects. But when it comes to painting brass objects, such as lights, fixtures, and hardware, things get a little more difficult. It is possible to paint brass, however, and the trick is...

How Do I Paint Interior Brickwork?

Painting brick inside your home is a relatively quick and simple process, the most important step is ensuring the surface is primed and sealed before topcoats are applied.  Brush down all brick to be painted remove any dust, dirt salts ensure...

How Do I Paint Interior Beech?

Beech is a versatile cost-effective and widely used hardwood in construction. Painting this timber is a simple process providing it is well seasoned to prevent movement after painting and stain blocking is undertaken.  Because beech is a hardwood...

How Do I Paint Bronze?

Although unusual to paint Bronze, due to its often polished or lacquered finish, it can be very difficult to paint. Please consult our technical team for further advice on your particular project

How Do I Paint Cedar?

While cedar can be painted, it is not recommended unless it is extremely weathered as it requires heavy preparation and is still prone to failure. It is a highly acidic oily hardwood and is so naturally durable it prevents proper adhesion of paint ...

How Do I Paint Interior Ceilings?

The main issue encountered with ceilings is flashing and shaping, visible lines when the different layers of paint overlap. Using a matt product assists the applicator when painting ceilings.  Wash down clean as required  Option 1 (Standard...

How Do I Paint Interior Cement Substates?

Brush down/Dust off. Ensure surface is clean and stable prior to application of paint system. Prime with one coat of Optiva Primer Topcoat x 2 with Optiva 3, Optiva 5, Optiva 7, Optiva 20 or Optiva White, depending on sheen level required

How Do I Paint Interior Ceramic Tiles?

Most ceramic tiles can be painted, as long as it's not frequently subjected to water or heavy wear. For instance, you can paint tiles on a bathroom wall, but avoid painting tiles that line a bathtub, shower, or that are on the floor or a countertop. ...

How Do I Paint Interior Chipboard?

Chipboard is easy to paint and cost effective. There are two options open to customers wishing to coat these materials. If a fire classification is required please contact one of our technical team to discuss.  Dust off and ensure boards are clean...

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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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