About Tikkurila Feelings Furniture Paint
Chosen by many of the U.K’s top furniture and kitchen manufacturers, Feelings / Helmi Furniture Paint is a Matt, Semi-matt and Gloss low-odour, non-yellowing, waterborne acrylate latex finishing paint.
It can be used on a wide range of interior surfaces, and dries to an attractive satin matt finish which is hard-wearing, chip resistant and easily cleaned.
- Wood panelling,
- can also be used on primed metal and for repainting interior surfaces previously coated with waterborne, alkyd or acid catalysed paints.
Preparation and Application
Surfaces must be clean, dry, and free from grease, dirt, oil, wax, rust, loose material and surface contamination. Use recommended Tikkurila products as cleaning agents and for mould removal. Treat knots and resinous areas with Tikkurila Knotting Lacquer. Use a good quality filler for filling cracks, nail holes, blemishes and for levelling uneven surfaces. Ensure that existing painted and filled surfaces are thoroughly sanded smooth.
Note: Discoloration of paint, especially noticeable within light colours, may occur over knots and resinous areas present in the wood. Particular attention 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 bare interior wood overall and, if necessary, spot prime all bare areas on previously painted surfaces with Feelings Furniture Primer or Otex Adhesion Primer. Otex Adhesion Primer is preferable on wood that contains substances which may ‘bleed through’ and cause staining to the finished surface. Prime all bare metal and potential rust spots with Rostex Super Metal Primer.
Application and Thinning
Apply by brush, roller or spray application. Polyester and nylon paint brushes are best suited for the application of Feelings Furniture Paint. For airless spray use a 0.013” – 0.015” spray tip. Thinning: if necessary thin by up to 5% with water.