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High performance matt emulsion

Safe, low-emission and odor-free high performance matt interior emulsion. Joker has been certified by the Allergy and Asthma Federation co-ID as M1 and holds the Nordic Swan and EU Eco flower ratings.

The paint is suitable for interior wallsThe paint is water-borneTool: rollerTool: sprayTool: brush
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces

Proven to be safe

Joker high performance emulsion has been granted the M1 approval by the Finnish Allergy and Asthma Federation and in addition holds the EU Flower and Nordic Ecolabel.

Silky matt surface

Available in thousands of colours Joker’s durable matt finish is perfect for all interior projects.

Tikkurila Oyj
(Previous date 18.12.2013)

Joker - High performance matt emulsion

Solvent free co-polymer emulsion paint that resists cleaning and dries to a superfine matt finish with a slight sheen.
Product features
Joker is suitable for interior painting of plaster, concrete, filler treated, brick, cardboard and wooden surfaces, also for cardboard-finished gypsum board, chipboard and wood fibre board surfaces. Suitable for new and previously painted surfaces. Not suitable for painting doors and furniture.
Recommended uses
For painting ceilings and walls in living rooms, bedrooms and children’s rooms, as well as halls and kitchens and other similar dry premises. Joker resists cleaning.

The paint is suitable for interior walls The paint is matt The paint is water-borne Tool: roller 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
Tintable in shades of the Tikkurila Symphony colour card.
Gloss grade

7-9 m2/l for absorbing surfaces. 10-12 m2/l for non-absorbing surfaces.


Can sizes
A and C base paints 0,225 l, 0,9 l, 2,7 l, 7.22 l, 9 l, Base paint A also in 18 l can.
Application method

Brush, roller or spray. For airless spray application, use a nozzle 0.015” – 0.021”. Thinning: If necessary thin up to 10% with water

Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity

Dust dry after 1/2 hour, re-coatable after 1-2 hours.

Chemical resistance
Resists cleaning detergents and weak solvents e.g. White Spirit.
Heat resistance
85°C, ISO 4211-2 and ISO 4211-3
Wet scrub resistance
SFS-EN 13300 class II, ISO 11998
Solids volume
Approx. 40% depending on the colour shade
Approx 1.3 kg/l depending on the colour shade, ISO 2811
Protect from frost.
Product code
MED Certificate

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:
Clean dirt and dust from the unpainted surfaces. Level the surface with suitable Presto filler, if needed, and sand the dried surface. Remove sanding dust. Prime with e.g. Varma Primer.

Previously painted surfaces: Wash down previously painted surfaces with Cleaning Agent (Maalipesu) and rinse carefully with water. Sand down hard, glossy and with alkyd paint treated surfaces matt. Remove sanding dust. Fill cracks and holes with suitable Presto filler and sand the dried surface. Remove sanding dust. If priming is needed, use e.g. Varma Primer before coating.
Stir Joker well before use and thin with water, if necessary. Apply by brush, roller or spray 1-2 times.
Cleaning of tools
Clean tools with water and soap. Tikkurila's Pensselipesu (Tool Cleaner) is recommended for cleaning hardened paint.
Maintenance instructions
Avoid cleaning approx. 1 month after the painting work.
Clean surfaces with a neutral (pH 6-8) detergent using a sponge or cleaning cloth. Very dirty surfaces can be cleaned with a weakly alkaline (pH 8-10) detergent using e.g. a cleaning cloth or a sponge. Rinse the surface carefully.
Follow the dilution instructions of the detergent producer when preparing the solution.

Handle the surface with care, ultimate durability and hardness is reached in approx. one month under normal circumstances. If cleaning is needed, use a damp cleaning cloth.
Maintenance treatment
Maintenance painting:
Surfaces painted with Joker can be maintenance painted with same or same kind of waterborne paint. See Preparation.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value
(cat A/a) 30g/l(2010)
Joker contains VOC max. 30 g/l.

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Not classified as hazardous for health. Handle with care. Avoid prolonged contact with skin and breathing of spray mist. Safety Data Sheet available on request.
Safety data sheet

Empty cans should be recycled or disposed of in accordance with local regulations. Liquid waste should be destroyed according to the local regulations for hazardous waste. Ympäristöseloste
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Feel the Color colour card

This colour card shows the 263 colours of the Tikkurila Feel the Color collection. The colour names are evocative and lead your selection.

Feelings colour chips

Our popular Feelings colour chip selection offers an inspiring framework for selecting the colours for your home. Interior design and colour professionals have created basic styles that differ from one another and through which you can reflect your personality and test what feels right for you. It is easy to approach interior design through the style you select. Now you can use colour to decorate like a professional.

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Consumption varies depending on the surface to be treated and its condition. Absorption is affected e.g. by the surface roughness, moisture content level of timber and porosity. For example, log surface that has been untreated for a long time takes a lot more wood finish than a new surface to be treated.

When calculating the consumption, note that the consumption for round logs is 1.5 times higher than normal. Please also note the corner joints in the surface area.

Rounding up

As the filling rate is usually 90% (space for tinting), it is good to round up the liter amounts and reserve enough of the product so that the work is not interrupted unnecessarily, and colour will be even.