Substrates and Surfaces - Interior

How Do I Paint My Sauna?

The Supi product family includes suitable products for sauna benches, panelled walls and ceilings as well as wooden floors. Whether you like the traditional colour of wood, or prefer a modern tinted sauna, you can find a suitable product in the range...

How Do I Paint Inside Shipping Containers?

If you are concerned about the inside appearance, then an interior repaint would help - an interior repaint can instantly improve the appearance of a container without breaking the bank. It is important to remember that the inside of shipping containers...

Can I Paint Over Silicone Sealant?

Paint does not tend to adhere to silicone sealant. You can make paints cover by using an appropriate primer but it is not possible to guarantee long term results. It can depend on the type of silicone used and results can vary from case to case. For ...

How Do I Paint Wooden Stair Treads?

Wooden stair treads can be a difficult area of the home to paint and when it isn't properly prepared can lead to the peeling and chipping of the substrate. Tikkurila have a range of products for flooring but we always recommend seeking <a href="mailto...

What Paint Can I Use on Swimming Pool Walls and Ceilings?

Tikkurila provides an abundance of experience and knowledge when it comes to the painting of swimming pool walls and ceilings. Indoor swimming pools pose different problems to users all the time. High humidity is often a factor and the potential of attack...

What Is The Best Paint for Children's Toys?

When you are painting in your kids’ room, you want to choose a paint that does not release harmful compounds even when used for an extended period.  Tikkurila's Helmi furniture paint has undergone testing to ensure it meets the requirement...

How Do I Paint Wall Tiles?

Most ceramic wall 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 Previously Painted Wax Surfaces?

Painting over waxed wood generally isn't recommended. Unlike paint or clear finish, wax never completely cures. The solvents in oil paint will soften it, leaving a tacky finish, and wax prevents water-based varnishes from bonding to the wood surface, ...

How Do I Paint Interior Window Frames?

Painting the windows in your home can make them look brand new.  <strong>Preparation</strong><br>Windows are likely to have collected dirt and grease over time, so you need to thoroughly wash and abrade with wet and dry paper with a mild detergent...

How Do I Paint My Fireplace?

Excellent heat resistance <a href="https://www.tikkurila.co.uk/muuri.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Muuri</a> is particularly suitable for interior surfaces exposed to varying and higher than normal temperatures and particularly suitable for fireplaces...

Looking for a UV oil for cedar wood lining .

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 and...

Can I use it on lime plaster

Optiva 5 can be used on various interior wall surfaces.

Is there a particular paint that is best for painting interior panelling for a bedroom?

For interior wood panelling, we would recommend our Helmi furniture range. Available in a vast range of colours, choose from <a href="https://www.tikkurila.co.uk/helmi-10.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Helmi 10</a>, <a href="https://www...

Best primer for new plastered wall for small bathroom

For small, humid bathroom spaces, we recommend our Luja hygiene range.

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 <a href="https...

How Do I Paint Mahogany?

Mahogany is a durable yellowish-brown to reddish-brown usually moderately hard and heavy wood of a West Indian tree (<em class="mw_t_it">Swietenia mahagoni</em>) that is widely used for cabinetwork and fine finish work. Painting mahogany wood can be...

How Do I Paint Oak?

In timber form, Oak is of course a hardwood. It is known for its golden yellowy-brown colouring but this has variations depending on origin and grade.  You may not think your substrate has grease and grime all over it but it's more than likely, ...

How Do I Paint Pine?

Pine is a durable wood that is often used to make furniture, panelling, and all sorts of other things. While pine isn’t tough to paint, it comes with a problem called colour bleeding. This is an issue especially with knotty pine since the knots leak ...

How Do I Paint PVC?

Stained, faded and marked PVC surfaces make a property appear rundown, affecting the attractiveness of businesses to customers and of rental properties to prospective tenant. PVC surfaces on a property include Pipework, Guttering, Doors, Windows, Soffits...

How Do I Paint Idigbo?

Idigbo Timber is a yellow-brown hardwood that is often used for joinery, windows or doors, and interior fittings. Both light and relatively durable, this wood is often used as a less expensive alternative to oak. Idigbo contains highly water-soluble...

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