(Previous date 28.10.2013)

Feelings Universal Primer

Matt-finish low-odour waterborne acrylate latex primer for use on interior walls and ceilings. Offers a first-class foundation for subsequent coats of Feelings Extra Durable coating, Feelings Interior Paint and Feelings Ceiling Paint.
Product features

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


Recommended uses
For priming of plaster, concrete, filler treated, gypsum, chipboard and wood fibre board surfaces. Suitable for new surfaces and for maintenance painting of previously painted surfaces. Feelings Universal 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. It has a good adhesion on galvanized surfaces.

The paint is suitable for interior walls 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
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
For absorbing surfaces 5-7 m²/l. For non-absorbing surfaces 9-11 m²/l.
Can sizes
0.9 l, 2,7 l
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 after 1/2 hour. Re-coatable after 2-4 hours. Wallpaper can be hung the following day.

Chemical resistance
Resists cleaning detergents and weak solvents, e.g. White Spirit.
Heat resistance
85°C, (ISO 4211-3)
Wet scrub resistance
SFS-EN 13300 class II, ISO 11998.
Solids volume
approx. 35 % depending on the color.
approx. 1.4 kg/l, (ISO 2811)
Protect from frost.
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 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.
Stir Feelings Universal 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 Feelings Interior Paint, Lumi Interior Paint, Joker or Remontti-Ässä.
Cleaning of tools
Remove excess paint from tools and clean them with water. Tikkurila Tool Cleaner is recommended 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) Feelings Universal Primer contains VOC max. 30g/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 - Feelings Universal Primer

Empty cans should be recycled or disposed of in accordance with local regulations. Liquid waste should be destroyed according to the local regulations.
VAK/ADR: not classified
sre210415 / akk191213 / 726_0201