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PRODUCT DATA SHEET
21.06.2011
(Previous date 01.11.2009)'

Kivitex Silicate Paint

Kivitex silikaattimaali
DESCRIPTION Inorganic potash waterglass-based one-component facade paint.
PRODUCT FEATURES For interior and exterior painting of precast concrete, lime plaster, lime-cement plaster and sand-lime brick surfaces. Also suitable for surfaces previously treated with lime, lime-cement, cement and silicate paints. See instructions for use.
RECOMMENDED USES Residential, commercial, industrial, storage, etc. buildings. Also suitable for special buildings such as air-raid shelters, water towers, etc.

TECHNICAL DATA
  The paint is full-matt The paint is water-borne The paint is solvent-borne Tool: roller
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
3
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
5
Base paints SA
Colour Range Tikkurila Masonry Facades Color Card, light colors and in addition the following colors for interior use: F497, G497, G467, G484, H466, H484, H497, X450, X459, X487, Y458, Y462, Y487
Gloss grade Full-matt
Coverage 3 - 5 m2/l, one coat application. Coverage is determined by roughness and porosity of the surface as well as painting method and conditions.
Can sizes 2.7 l, 9 l and 18 l
Thinner Water and Silicate primer
Mixing ratio Water or Tikkurila Silicate Primer
Application method Brush, lime chipper or roller
Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity Recoatable after 12 hours.
Water vapour resistance (EN ISO 7783-2) Sd,H2O < 0.14 m. (EN ISO 7783-2)
Permeability to CO2 (EN 1062-6) Sd,CO2 < 1 m.
Adhesive strength (ISO 4624) > 0,8 N/mm2. (ISO 4624)
Weather resistance Good, also in industrial and maritime atmosphere.
Density approx. 1.4 kg/l, ISO 2811
Storage Protect from frost. The temperature of the product or container may not exceed +35ºC. Do not store in direct sunlight, even under a protective tarpaulin. Tinted product, or a product kept in an improperly closed or half-empty can will not withstand long-term storage

APPLICATION DETAILS
Application conditions The surface to be painted must be clean, dry and solid, the temperature of the air at least
+8 °C, and the relative humidity of the air below 80 %. To avoid colour differencies do not paint under strong sun light or rain.
Preparation Unpainted exterior surfaces:
New concrete surfaces must be dry and hardened before treatment. It is recommended that concrete surfaces be allowed to dry for a minimum of one heating period before painting. The new plastering surface must be dry and hardened before painting. The time needed for drying and hardening is affected by, for example, the texture of the plaster (e.g. lime-cement ratio), the drying and hardening conditions and the thickness of the plaster layer.
Remove dirt, dust and salts from unpainted surfaces. Clean mouldy, mossy etc. surfaces by applying Tikkurila Mould Removal from the bottom upwards as instructed. Concrete surfaces cast by using formwork must be mechanically worked, e.g. sand-blasted, to create sufficient surface texture. Remove the glass-like, glossy laitance by, for instance, sand-blasting, using a special grinding stone or high-pressure washing with the help of sand.

Previously painted exterior surfaces:
Remove dirt, dust and salts from the surfaces.
Clean mouldy, mossy etc. surfaces by applying Tikkurila Mould Removal from the bottom upwards as instructed. Remove any flaky, loose or powdery paint layers from the previously painted surface. Organic paints or coatings are removed completely with a Paint Removal solution and pressure washing with hot water or sand-blasting. Choose the removal method according to the strength of the substrate and the type of paint to be removed (e.g. with steel wire brush, by pressure washing with hot water or water-sand washing). Also, remove powdery and weak areas from the plaster or concrete surfaces. Open cracks found near concrete-bars by chipping or by using an angle grinder and a grinding wheel etc. Remove rust from steel and treat with protective paint. Patch opened cracks, holes and crevices to the same level as the surrounding concrete surface with a suitable Finnseco repair mortar, and plaster surfaces with lime-cement mortar.

In the treatment of the substrate that contains asbestos, refer to the national guidelines or local regulations. (In Finland: Council of State statute 975/2004).

Unpainted interior surfaces:
New concrete surface must be dry and hardened before finishing treatment. New plastering surface must be dry and hardened before painting.
Remove dirt, dust and other impurities from unpainted surfaces.

Previously painted interior surfaces:
Remove dirt, dust and other impurities. Wash surfaces with Tikkurila Maalipesu Cleaning Agent according to instructions, if needed. Remove any flaky, loose or powdery paint (e.g. lime paint) layers from the previously painted surface. Sand glossy, well adhering paint coats until matt.
Patching Patch opened cracks, holes and crevices to the same level as the surrounding concrete surface with a suitable Finnseco repair mortar, and plaster surfaces with lime or lime-cement mortar. Patches are carefully after treated, and they are left to harden before painting.
Painting Stir KIVITEX Silicate Paint well before use. Reserve enough paint from one batch for one uniform surface to avoid possible colour differences. However, if you have to use paint from various batches, paint overlapping area with a mixture of new and old batch (e.g. 1:1). Arrange so that the overlapping area is situated in an unobserved place.
Protect all surfaces not to be treated such as window panes, stone slabs and ceramic tiles on facades or metal surfaces. Clean paint splashes immediately with water.

Note !
On large surfaces, the paint should be applied without interruptions to avoid working seams. Different pore structure and variations in temperature and humidity during application and drying can cause colour varieties.
Mechanical stress can cause visible spots on painted surface. This is a typical feature for all matt facade paints which does not, however, affect the product’s technical performance.

Solid exterior surfaces:

Priming
Prime solid and hard surfaces once with a mixture made of Tikkurila Silicate Primer and KIVITEX Silicate Paint (mixing ratio 1:2).

Finishing
Finish with KIVITEX Silicate Paint at the earliest after 12 hours from priming. KIVITEX Silicate Paint can be diluted max. 10 % with water.

Porous exterior surfaces:
Priming
Prime porous and absorbent surfaces like plaster and sand-lime brick surfaces and previously with lime, lime-cement, cement and silicate paints painted surfaces using wet-on-wet system with a mixture made of Silicate Primer and pure water (mixing ratio 1:1).

Undercoating
Undercoat earliest after 12 hours from priming. Kivitex Silicate Paint can be thinned max. 10% with Silicate Primer.

Finishing
Finishing can be started at the earliest after 12 hours from undercoating. Kivitex Silicate Paint can be thinned max. 10% with water.

Interior surfaces:

Priming
Separate priming product is not needed for interior surfaces.

Finishing
Apply one priming coat of Kivitex Silicate Paint. Finish with Kivitex Silicate paint at the earliest after 12 hours from priming. Kivitex Silicate Paint can be thinned max. 10% with water, if needed.

Cleaning of tools Clean tools with water. Tikkurila Tool Cleaner is recommended for removal of hardened paint.
Maintenance instructions Earliest 1 month after finishing the surface can be cleaned using pressure cleaning without cleaning detergent. The cleaning might leave permanent marks on the surface, so the area to be washed must be limited according to the structure line. Loose dirt is recommended to be dry cleaned with a soft brush without abrasion.
Maintenance treatment Surfaces painted with Kivitex Silicate Paint can be re-painted with Kivitex Silicate Paint or Finngard Silicate Paint, see Pretreatment and Application.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value (Cat A/a) 30 g/l(2010)
Kivitex Silicate Paint contains VOC max. 30 g/l.

HEALTH AND SAFETY LABELLING
according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Irritant, Xi Contains: Potassium silicate RISK OF SERIOUS DAMAGE TO EYES. Do not breathe spray. Use only in well-ventilated areas. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label. Keep out of the reach of children.Safety data sheet

Irritant
Irritant
ENVIRONMENTAL and WASTE DISPOSAL Recycle empty, dry cans or dispose them of in accordance with local regulations. Destroy liquid waste according to the local regulations for hazardous waste.
TRANSPORT ADR/RID not classified
sre170415 / niear050112 / mli2111006 / sna281106 / tho291106 / 355s