Tikkurila’s new Valtti Plus products deliver superior weather-resistance

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21.04.2016 12:56

Tikkurila has launched a new-generation wood stain, Valtti Plus Kesto, whose new binder guarantees maintenance intervals that are twice as long as with traditional stains for wood façades.

Tikkurila has launched a new-generation wood stain, Valtti Plus Kesto, whose new binder guarantees maintenance intervals that are twice as long as with traditional stains for wood façades. The new Valtti Plus product family also includes Valtti Plus Terassiöljy, a wood oil for terraces and garden furniture.

Extended maintenance intervals for stained wood façades

Valtti Plus Kesto is intended for both consumers and professionals. Its new, highly durable binder is based on an alkyd-modified acrylate. Valtti Plus Kesto is also available in Super Color shades, which deliver exceptionally long maintenance intervals and deep, translucent colors. The product also contains a UV-protective agent and fungicides.

The water-borne, semi-matt Valtti Plus Kesto is ideal for cladding and laminated log walls, railings, and fences. The stain forms a film that effectively protects timber from moisture and cracking.

Transparent pigments produce intense colors

Valtti KestoThere are two kinds of base paints for Valtti Plus Kesto. The colorless base paint can be tinted to the 40 shades of the Valtti color card, and the new base paint with transparent pigments to the 10 intensive Super Color shades. A stain tinted with the Super Color technology produces a deep, translucent, and intensive result. The final look is influenced by the quality, roughness, and porosity of the wood, and the coating thickness.

The depth and transparency of Tikkurila per Color shades is based on transparent pigments, which are the size of one-tenth of traditional color pigments. Yellow and red iron oxide pigments produce warm, earthy shades that highlight the natural character of wood and withstand UV radiation better than traditional tinting pigments. Super Color shades are tinted using wood stain that contains transparent pigments.

Improved protection for terraces

The water-borne Valtti Plus Terassiöljy is a new terrace oil with UV protection. Besides protecting the wood, it gives the surface a superb appearance. Special pigments used in the product penetratedeep into the wood, providing better weather-resistance than traditional tinting pigments.

The product is suitable for impregnated wood, hardwood, thermally modified and untreated wood. It can also be applied on previously oiled surfaces. Valtti Plus Terassiöljy is available in the following pre-mixed colors: brown, black, and gray. For outdoor surfaces, it is always recommended to use tinted wood oil, because a tinted product withstands weathering better than a colorless product. The variety and condition of the wood affect the final color. The product should always be tested on a small area before application.

Further Information:
Hanna Salonen, Product Manager, exterior paint products for wood and metal surfaces, BU Finland, Tikkurila Oyj
Tel. +358 20 191 2115, mobile +358 50 311 1306, hanna.salonen@tikkurila.com

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