(Previous date 01.09.2009)
Taika - Pearl Glaze
Apply onto a coat of Tikkurila acrylate wall paint such as Harmony/Feelings Interior Paint. Because Taika Pearl Glaze is transparent, the colour of the primer (e.g. Harmony) will have a critical effect on the final look. Good lighting accentuates the fancy effect. Find recommendations for colour choices from Taika colour card.
Conventional spray: fluid nozzle 1.8mm, thinning up to 40 % with water.
Recoatable after approx.24 hours. Completely dry in approx. 2 days. Damp, cold conditions and thick layers slow down the drying effect.
Remove dirt and dust from unpainted surfaces. Smooth the surface with suitable Presto or Spakkeli filler, if necessary, and sand the dried surface. Remove sanding dust.
Previously painted surfaces:
Wash down previously painted surfaces with diluted Maalipesu cleaning agent, rinse carefully with water and allow to dry. Remove loose paint. Sand hard and glossy paint surfaces to matt. Remove sanding dust. Fill holes and cracks with suitable Spakkeli or Presto filler and sand the dry surface. Remove sanding dust.
Because Taika Pearl Glaze is transparent, the colour of the primer will have a critical effect on the final look. Recommended basecoat colours for Taika Pearl Glaze can be found from the Taika colour card.
Stir Taika Pearl Glaze thoroughly before applying. Use a short-pile roller designed for smooth surfaces, applying the glaze generously in bands of about one metre at a time. Then use the roller to roll out with long upward strokes for as smooth a finish as possible. Aim for as thin a roller pattern as possible and try to apply the glaze evenly throughout. Use masking tape to cover the borders and remove the tape immediately after painting.
Apply two coats for a more impressive, perfect finish.
Note that while effect painting with Taika Pearl Glaze is easy, even for novices, skill and experience are required to paint smooth, large, even surfaces.
Paint a small area (approx. 1 m²) at a time. Firstly, use a short-pile roller designed for smooth surfaces, applying the paint generously. Immediately after, use various design effect rollers, a brush or sponge to make patterns. First practice effect painting on a thick piece of cardboard or some other base.
Taika Pearl Glaze is also ideal for stencil painting.
See Tikkurila’s painting brochures for more ideas and more detailed instructions.
Clean surface with a neutral (pH 6-8) dishwashing agent using a soft cleaning towel. Rinse and dry immediately after treatment.
Taika Pearl Glaze contains VOC max.200 g/l.
according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008