Merit 80 - Acid-catalyzed lacquer

Merit 80
DESCRIPTION A two-component acid-catalyzed lacquer.

An all-round lacquer with good filling properties.


Recommended uses Recommended for furniture, doors and other similar wooden surfaces.

Gloss groups Full-gloss
Emission classification Emission levels of this product fulfils the E1 classification. Paint has been tested according to the standard EN 717-1, and formaldehyde emission is less than 0.124 mg/m3 air.

Recommended spreading amounts (thinned 10%)

Theoretical coverage




40 µm

 90 g/m2

10–11 m2/l

Thinner 1033 and 1027
Mixing ratio Lacquer 100 parts by volume 005 2701
Hardener 10 parts by volume 006 2098
Application method

Air assisted airless and conventional spraying.


Air assisted airless application with the viscosity 18–25 s (DIN 4) can be reached with approximately 15–30 % of thinning. Nozzle tip 0.009"–0.013" and the nozzle pressure 60-160 bar. Atomising air pressure is recommended to be used with pressure 1–3 bar. Spray angle shall be chosen according to the shape of the object.


Conventional application with the viscosity 20-30 s (DIN 4) can be reached with approximately 10–20 % of thinning. Nozzle tip 1.4–1.8 mm is recommended to be used with pressure 2-3 bar.

Drying times

80–100 g/m²


+23 ºC

+50 ºC

Touch dry, after

30–40 min

10–15 min

Dry to sand, after

3–5 h

30–40 min

Dry to stack, after

24–48 h

70–90 min


Stacking temperature below +35 ºC.


Drying and recoating times are related to the film thickness, temperature, the relative humidity of the air and ventilation.
Solids volume Volume solids 49±2 %
Weight solids 56±2 %
Density 1,0 kg/litre
Product code 005 2701

Application conditions The surface to be treated has to be clean and dry. During application and drying the temperature of the air, the surface to be treated and the lacquer has to be over +18 ºC and the relative humidity of the air below 70 %.
Preparation Wood surfaces should be sanded with sandpaper P150–240. Primer surfaces should be sanded with sandpaper P240–600. All sanding dust must be removed with f.ex.vacuum.
Priming Recommended primers: Merit Sanding, Merit 20, Merit 30, Merit 80, Merit Sealer.
Mixing of components Stir the lacquer carefully before use. Add 10 volume % of Hardener 006 2098. Thin the lacquer to the viscosity required. Do not use iron containers as mixing container. Instead use plastic, enamel or acid resistant steel containers.
Cleaning of tools Thinner 1033 or 1027.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value The Volatile Organic Compounds amount is 460 g/litre of paint.
VOC content of the paint mixture (thinned 30 % by volume) is 540 g/l.

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Containers are provided with safety labels, which should be observed. Further information about hazardous influences and protection are detailed in individual health and safety data sheets. A health and safety data sheet is available on request from Tikkurila Oyj. For industrial use only.
Safety data sheetMerit 80
Thinner safety data sheetMerit 80
Hardener safety data sheetMerit 80