(Previous date 31.10.2006)

Empire - Furniture Paint

Thixotropic alkyd paint for interior use.
Product features
For interior use. Empire levels well and ensures a smooth finish. Empire is ideal for brush application.
Recommended uses
Free-standing interior furniture. Wood, chipboard, fibreboard and hardboard surfaces according to instructions.

The paint is semi-matt The paint is solvent-borne Tool: spray Tool: brush
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
Base paints
A and C
Colour Range
Tikkurila Symphony 2436 colour card.
Gloss grade
10-12 m2/l.
Can sizes
Base paints: 0,225 l, 0,9 l, 2,7 l, 9 l
Empire Black: 1 l, 1/3 l
White Spirit 1050 and Spray Thinner 1032
Application method
Brush or spray.
Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity

 Dust dry after 3 hours, re-coatable after 24 hours.

Wash resistance
Good with all ordinary cleaning detergents.
Chemical resistance
Resists Turpentine, White Spirit and Methylated Spirit, does not resist e.g. Thinner.
Oil and grease resistance
Resists vegetable and animal fats, lubricating oils and greases.
Solids volume
50 % White
1.2 kg/l White, ISO 2811
Unaffected by cold storage or transportation. Badly closed or short cans endure badly long-time storage.
Product code

Application conditions
The surface to be painted must be dry, the temperature of the air at least +5°C, and the relative humidity of the air below 80%.
New unpainted surfaces:
Clean dirt, dust and grease from unpainted surfaces. Prime with Jehu Wood Primer or Otex Primer.

Previously painted surfaces:
Wash down previously painted surfaces with Cleaning Agent (Maalipesu), rinse carefully with water and allow to dry well. Remove loose paint with scraper and sand the whole surface. Remove sanding dust. Fill holes and cracks with Presto Furniture Putty or Alkyd Putty. Prime, if necessary, with Jehu Wood Primer or Otex Primer.
Empire does not need to be stirred before use. If you have to stir Empire - e.g. when thinning - let the paint become gelatinous before application. For brush application, thin Empire with White Spirit 1050 and for spray application with Spray Thinner 1032. Apply by brush or spray 1-2 times.
Cleaning of tools
Clean tools with White Spirit 1050 or Tikkurila Pensselipesu (Tool Cleaner).
Maintenance instructions
Earliest after one month from painting: Clean dirty surfaces with a neutral detergent solution (pH 6-8) using for example a brush, sponge or a cleaning cloth. For very dirty surfaces use weak alkaline detergent solution (pH 8-10) using a sponge or a cleaning cloth. Rinse the surface well.

The surface achieves its final hardness and durability after one month under normal conditions, therefore the surface should be handled with care during that time. If the surfaces need to be cleaned soon after finishing, use a smooth brush or a damp cloth to clean the surface.

The surface achieves its final hardness and durability after one month under normal conditions, therefore the surface should be handled with care during that time. Use smooth brush, damp cloth or mop to clean the surface, if it is necessary.
Maintenance treatment
Maintenance painting:
Surfaces painted with Empire can be maintenance painted with same kind of solvent-borne paint. See Preparation.

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Contains: Naphtha, hydro-treated heavy FLAMMABLE. Use only in well-ventilated areas. Do not breathe vapour/spray. If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label. Keep out of the reach of children. Contains ethyl methyl ketoxime and cobalt octoate. May produce an allergic reaction.A Safety Data Sheet is available on request.
Safety data sheet

Avoid spillage into drains, water systems and soil. Recycle empty, dry cans or dispose them of in accordance with local regulations. Destroy liquid waste according to the local regulations for hazardous waste.
ADR/RID: 3 III Drums/vessels < 450 litres: not subject to ADR because of high viscosity
sre300412 / niear020512 / lko291006 / 550-s