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Trouble Shooting

I've found some bits in your paint, can you advise?

Occasionally, small lumps or "bits" can sometimes form on the surface of some of our paints. This phenomenon is called skinning and almost always forms during transportation or when a tub of paint has been opened and stored. Paints with a high latex ...

Primer Tinting - Light Bases

Choosing dark colours in specific primers from our range may result in a lighter appearance compared to their look in a topcoat.

I've Purchased Your Emulsion And It Is Not Covering Properly

Tikkurila products are made in Finland for a Nordic market, we do not modify them for the UK.

I Have Bordering/Picture Framing Around The Edges Of My Wall

Not a common issue, however one that occasionally crops up.

My Internal Trim Paint If Not Covering

Tikkurila have three fully water-based options; Helmi, Everal Aqua and Intact.

I'm Experiencing Pinholing When Spraying Tikkurila Paints

Pinholes tend to appear when too low a film build is applied to the substrate.

I've Applied Your Paint, But Am Seeing Blistering On The Surface

Blistering is quite common and can be caused by a number of factors.

I've Left Your Paint To Dry But It Still Feels Soft

Fully water-based products dry quickly but cure slowly so it is essential that notice is taken of the CURING times for each individual product.

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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.