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Varma Primer

Varma Pitava Pohjamaali 9L[1]
DESCRIPTION Acrylic primer with good adhesion properties.

For priming of plaster, concrete, filler treated, gypsum, chipboard and wood fibre board surfaces. Recommended especially as a primer for Harmony, Joker, Remontti-Ässä and Lumi interior paints, for new surfaces and for maintenance painting of previously painted surfaces.

Varma Primer is a good choice under wallpapers. In wallpapering please note that the filler substrate must be made with a suitable Presto ready-to-use filler or cement reinforced dry filler, which does not easily dissolve in water. Varma Primer has a good adhesion on galvanized surfaces.


RECOMMENDED USES Interior walls and ceilings, especially when good adhesion is required, like wall surfaces to be wallpapered.

  The paint is suitable for interior walls The paint is suitable for ceilings The paint is full-matt The paint is water-borne Tool: roller Tool: spray
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
Base paints AP
Colour Range White. Can also be tinted to the colors of Tikkurila Symphony color card marked with A. Only half of the colorant amount shown in the tinting formula to be used. Color accuracy is not perfect.
Gloss grade Full-matt
Building material emission class M1
Coverage Non-absorbent surfaces 9 - 11 m2/l. Absorbent surfaces 5 - 7 m2/l.

Can sizes 2,7 l, 9 l.
Thinner Water
Application method

Roller or spray.

For airless spray application, use a nozzle 0.015" - 0.021" or

0,380 - 0,530 mm,   thinning 0-5 % by volume
Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity Dust dry in half an hour. Re-coatable after 2-4 hours. Wallpaper can be hung the following day.
Wet scrub resistance SFS-EN 13300 class II, ISO 11998.
Chemical resistance Resists cleaning detergents and weak solvents, e.g. White Spirit.
Heat resistance 85 ºC, ISO 4211-3.
Solids volume approx. 35 % depending on the colour.
Density 1.4 kg/l, ISO 2811.
Storage Protect from frost.
Product code 673_6201

Application conditions The surface to be painted must be dry, the temperature of the air at least +5 oC, and the relative humidity of the air below 80 %.
Preparation New surfaces:
Remove dirt and dust. Fill the surfaces with a suitable Presto filler, if needed, and sand the dried surface. Remove sanding dust.
Previously painted surfaces:
Wash down previously painted surfaces with Maalipesu cleaning detergent and rinse carefully with water. Fill cracks and holes with a suitable Presto filler and sand the dried surface. Remove sanding dust.
Painting Stir Varma Primer well before use and thin with water, if necessary. Apply 1-2 times by roller or spray. Finishing paint can be acrylate paint like Harmony, Lumi Interior Paint, Joker or Remontti-Ässä.
Cleaning of tools Remove excess paint from tools and clean them with water or Tikkurila Tool Cleaner, that is recommended also for removal of hardened paint.
Maintenance instructions At the earliest after approx. 1 month from finishing. The surfaces are cleaned with a well squeezed damp sponge or cleaning cloth and neutral (pH 6 – 8) washing detergent. Dilution instructions given by the detergent producer have to be followed by preparing the washing dilution. The surface must be dried after the cleaning.
The product achieves its final hardness and durability after one month under normal conditions, therefore the surfaces must be handled with care during this time. If the surfaces need to be cleaned soon after finishing, clean them lightly with a damp cleaning cloth.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value (cat A/g) 30g/l(2010)
Varma Primer contains VOC max. 30 g/l

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Contains 1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one and reaction mass of: 5-chloro-2-methyl-4-isothiazolin-3-one [EC no. 247-500-7] and 2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one [EC no. 220-239-6] (3:1). May produce an allergic reaction. Wear protective gloves. A Safety Data Sheet is available on request. Safety data sheet

ENVIRONMENTAL and WASTE DISPOSAL Empty cans should be recycled or disposed of in accordance with local regulations. Liquid waste should be destroyed according to the local regulations.
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