Tikkurila
PRODUCT DATA SHEET
09.09.2012
(Previous date 01.04.2010)
 

Supi Sauna Wax

Description
Protection containing natural wax for interior wooden surfaces in saunas.
Product features

Supi Sauna Wax is absorbed into the wood and it forms a humid and dirt resistant surface.

Recommended uses
Sauna benches, panelled walls and ceilings, doors and window frames.

TECHNICAL DATA
The paint is suitable for interior walls The paint is water-borne Tool: brush
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
10
m2/l
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
13
m2/l
Base paints
EP
Colour Range
Colours 3441-3451 from the Interior Lacquer colour card. Standard colours black, white and grey.
Gloss grade
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Building material emission class
M1
Coverage
10-13 m2/l depending on wood species.
Can sizes
0,225 l, 0,9 l, standard colours 1/3 l and 1 l.
Thinner
Water
Application method
Foam brush, sponge or brush with artificial bristles.
Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity
Dust dry after 30 min - 1 hour.  Ready for use after 24 hours.
Solids volume
Approx. 24 %.
Density
1.0 kg/l, ISO 2811.
Storage
Protect from frost.
Product code
0017060-63

APPLICATION DETAILS
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 clean wood surfaces:
Remove dirt and dust. Moisten lightly with water spray, let dry and sand loose wood fiber off. Remove sanding dust.
Old dirty and previously with e.g. Supi Sauna Finish treated wood surfaces:
Wash down with Supi Saunapesu Cleaning Agent according to instructions, rinse thoroughly and let dry. Sand and dust off. If any old substrate traces are left under the wax treatment, the end result will be more glossy than on untreated wood.
Supi Sauna Wax is not recommended to be used on oil-treated surfaces (e.g. with Supi Bench Protection), if oil is not worn off.
Protect floors well before treatment, because Supi Sauna Wax is absorbed easily into ceramic tile joints.

Waxing
Stir Supi Sauna Wax properly, from time to time also during usage. Apply one coat of wax along the grain, not using more wax than the wood can absorb. Because the wax is very liquid, most suitable application method is foam brush or sponge. The surface remains greasy, if too much wax is applied.
Make a trial with a coloured Supi Sauna Wax on a hidden spot to be sure of a correct colour. The final colour of the surface depends on the wood species. Treat small surfaces in one go to avoid overlapping and large panel surfaces 1-2 panels at a time to achieve a uniform colour.
Pre-heat and ventilate the steam room thoroughly before use.
Thermally modified wood surfaces are recommended to be treated with Supi Sauna Wax tinted to colour TVT 318R.
Cleaning of tools
Clean the tools with water. Tikkurila Tool Cleaner is recommended for removal of hardened wax.
Maintenance instructions
Cleaning earliest abt. 1 month after applicaton, if necessary:

Clean the surface with Supi Saunapesu Cleaning Agent (1-2 dl of cleaning agent into 5 litres of water).
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value
(cat A/f) 130g/l(2010)

HEALTH AND SAFETY LABELLING
according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
The product is not classified as dangerous. 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.
TRANSPORT
VAK/ADR: not classified
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