Tikkurila Valtti Opaque is an ideal protective decorative coating for wooden exterior cladding, weatherboarding, window frames and more.
Valtti Opaque can be used for new surfaces, and surfaces previously coated with Valtti Opaque or semi-transparent wood finishes. Suitable for smooth and sawn wood surfaces and for impregnated wood. Also suitable for industrially primed wood surfaces.
Not suitable for treating floors.
Offers good weather resistance, flexibility and an extremely durable low-maintenance finish. Tikkurila Valtti Opaque is moisture regulating and will not crack, peel or blister.
All surfaces to be painted must be dry, the moisture content of the wood below 20%, the temperature of the air at least +5 °C, and the relative humidity of the air below 80%.
Surfaces must be clean, dry, and free from grease, dirt, oil, wax, rust, all loose material and surface contamination. Remove all loose material from the previously painted surface with a steel brush. Wash mouldy surfaces with Tikkurila Homeenpoisto Mould Removal solution according to instructions.
Treat rusting metal parts like nail heads with Tikkurila Rostex Super Metal Primer. Ensure that existing glossy, gloss painted and filled surfaces are thoroughly flatted down. Ensure that all surfaces are thoroughly prepared prior to priming and painting. Make sure that timber cladding, weatherboarding and timber glazing beads, etc. are adequately fastened with non-corrosive fixings.
Note: Discolouration of paint especially noticeable within light colours may occur over knots and resinous areas present in the wood as a result of temperature and humidity fluctuations. Particular attention must be made with regards to preparation should be given to wood such as Oak, Teak, Cedar, Douglas Fir, Mahogany and Idigbo, etc., which contain oil and water-soluble tannin which may impair the drying, hardening or adhesion of surface coatings and discolour the finished surface.
Prime new bare wood overall at the earliest possible stage of construction and spot prime all bare areas on previously painted wood with Tikkurila Valtti Base or Tikkurila Valtti Akvabase Priming Oil. Note: A priming coat of Valtti Base or Valtti Akvabase should be applied to all exterior wood which has not been pre-treated or vacuum impregnated with an approved preservative. Apply liberally on end-grain.
Stir the paint thoroughly before use. Usually Valtti Opaque is used unthinned, if necessary thin with water. Apply two coats with brush or spray on new surfaces and one or two coats in maintenance painting depending on the colour difference of the substrate and the condition of the surfaces to be treated. When treating impregnated wood with light colours, apply two or three coats. Reserve enough paint mixed in one container for a uniform surface to avoid possible colour differences. Apply liberally on end-grain.
Apply via brush or spray. Polyester and nylon paint brushes are best suited for the application
of Valtti Opaque. For airless spray use a 0.018” – 0.023” spray tip.
|Tintable:||Yes. Please note, bespoke tints are non refundable / exchangeable|
|VOC Content:||50-149 g/l|
|Suitable Substrates:||Exterior Wood Surfaces|
|Application Method:||Brush, Roller, Airless Spray or Conventional Spray|
Smooth wood: 8-10 m²/l per coat
Sawn wood: 4-8 m²/l per coat
|Wet Film Thickness (WFT):||100-250µm|
|Dry Film Thickness (DFT):||40-100µm|
|Touch Dry:||1 hour at 20°C|
|Overcoatable:||2 hours at 20°C|
|Cleaner / Thinner:||Water|
|Shelf Life:||See tin for shelf life and storage information|
|Packaging:||Available in 3 and 10 Litres|
The manufacturers data sheets are available for download from this website. It is your responsibility to read and understand all aspects of the data sheets before you place an order and prior to application. Please pay special attention to the preparation, mixing and application temperatures of the product, cleaning of substrate and environmental factors such as temperature, rain etc. Quoted coverage rates are based on the manufacturers theoretical rates and may vary depending upon substrates absorption, texture and application. We always recommend a test is carried out to ensure suitability.
Customer further agrees that Promain have no liability for any errors or omissions contained within the Product Data Sheets and are not liable for failure due to misapplication or inadequate substrate cleaning and preparation. For more information please refer to our Terms & Conditions.
Suitable for stripping wallpaper and removing paint.