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Ceilings

Instructions - Ceilings

Choice of product

  • Choose a product according to its surroundings and degree of gloss. Matt products are usually used on ceilings, so as not to reflect other surfaces in the room. However, glossier products may also be used.
  • Paneeli-Ässä Titan (Panel Ace Titan) is ideal for new, light-coloured wood surfaces that should remain light as long as possible.
  • Use water-borne paints and varnishes for ceiling heating panels.

Before treatment

  • The air, surface to be treated, and paint or lacquer temperature must all be at least +5°C. For Kiva Furniture Lacquer, the temperature must be at least +10°C, and for Feelings Furniture Paint at least +8°C. Relative air humidity must be below 80%.
  • Wood moisture content must be under 16%.

NB! Adequate humidity makes it easy to apply water-borne products, but prolongs their drying time. 


  • Always read the instructions on the product label before use
  • Choose an undercoat and topcoat of the same colour.
  • Undercoat any new panels before fitting them. Ensure that the undercoat is dry.
  • Paint the panel tongues and grooves sparingly, so that the paint dries thoroughly.
  • When treating wood surfaces with semi-transparent finishes, the final colour of the wood depends on its species, hardness, and original colour, and the number of times it has been treated. Make a small test application first to ensure the final colour!
  • For an even finish, always apply semi-transparent finishes in continuous strokes parallel to the grain.

During treatment

  • Stir products thoroughly both before and during application.

  • If you are painting an entire room, begin with the ceiling and then paint the walls.

  • Dry indoor air can cause water-borne paints to dry too quickly during painting.

  • If you continue painting the following day, put the paint roller or brush in a plastic bag and seal tightly overnight.

After treatment

  • After painting, increase the air temperature and reduce the humidity to allow the paint to dry.

  • Ensure adequate ventilation.

  • Let the paint dry properly. For paints and lacquers, surface dry is not sufficient. Depending on the product and coat thickness, final drying may take anything from a few days to four weeks.

  • If there is any paint or lacquer left over, put the lid carefully back on the can to form a tight fit. Turn the can upside down for a moment to make the lid airtight. Opened and/or tinted products cannot withstand prolonged storage.

  • Take liquid paint waste to a hazardous waste collection point. Empty or dry cans can be taken to a recycling point or to a public waste disposal site.


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