ValttiTeho - Wood Finish

Semi-matt alkyd-oil based, slightly thixotropic, opaque wood finish for exterior surfaces.
Product features
It is used for new wooden surfaces or for renovation of wood which is already varnished.
Recommended uses
Exterior walls, covering boards, window frames, doors, garden furniture etc.

The paint is suitable for exterior walls 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
Standard colours according to latest colour card.
Gloss grade
Smooth wood: 8-12 m²/l per coat.  Sawn wood: 4-8 m²/l per coat.  
Actual spreading rates will depend upon many factors including texture, porosity and moisture content of the substrate.

Can sizes
0.9 l, 2.7 l and 9 l
White Spirit 1050
Application method
Brush or spray application
Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity
Dry after approx. 12 hours and recoatable after 24 hours. Low temperatures and high humidity will extend drying times.
Solids volume
Approx. 42%, depending on the colour.
1.1 kg/l, ISO 2811.
Unaffected by cold storage. Badly closed or short cans and/or tinted products do not withstand long storage.

Application conditions
All surfaces to be painted must be dry, the moisture content of the wood below 20 %, the temperature of the air at least +5 °C, and the relative humidity of the air below 80 % during painting work and drying.
Finishing must be done before evening dew. The paint film must be dry, because humidity will turn the fresh surface matt.
Unpainted surface
Remove all dirt, dust, wax, rust and loose wooden material.
The surface must be clean and dry (maximum wood moisture 16%). Wood has to be cleaned from dirt, oil and grease before application of the paint. Old paint has to be brushed off or sanded, parts exposed to moisture, e.g. frontal areas and joining, have to be pretreated with TIKKURILA Valtti Base+. Coat buildup for raw wood
1x coat woodprimer (TIKKURILA Valtti Base+)Use recommended Tikkurila fillers for filling cracks, nail holes, blemishes, etc.

Previously painted surface
Remove loose paint with a scraper and brush the surface with steel brush. Wash down surfaces affected by mould with Mould Removal (Homeenpoisto) or Super Clean solution according to instructions. Prime bare wood always with Valtti Base.

Note: Discoloration of paint especially noticeable within light colours may occur over knots and resinous areas present in the wood. Particular attention with regards to preparation should be given to wood such as Oak, Teak, Cedar, Douglas Fir, Mahogany and Idigbo, etc., which contain oil and water-soluble tannin which may impair the drying, hardening or adhesion of surface coatings and discolour the finished surface.
2-3 x coats with TIKKURILA Valtti Teho
The coats have to be applied one after the other without any waiting times, if the wood is exposed to weathering in order to achieve optimal protection against UV-rays.
Cleaning of tools
Clean immediately after use with white spirit 1050 or with Tikkurila Pensselipesu (Tool Cleaner)
Maintenance treatment
Depending on exposure and elevation, one coat of Valtti Teho is normally sufficient after 5 years.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value
(cat A/e) 400g/l(2010)

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Keep out of reach of children. Do not inhale fumes. Use only in well ventilated areas. Do not allow product to enter drains, bodies of water or ground. In case of contact with eyes or skin wash immediately with plenty of water and consult a physician if necessary. If product is swallowed do not induce vomiting, but call a doctor. Contains 2-butanonoxim, which can cause allergic reactions.

Empty cans should be recycled or disposed of in accordance with local regulations. Liquid waste should be destroyed according to the local regulations. NOTE! Cleaning cloths or sanding dust containing the product can create fire by auto-ignition and should be stored in water before disposal, or be dried outdoors or incinerated immediately.