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Kiva Furniture Lacquer, semi-matt

Give your furniture a new life

Waterborne Kiva Furniture Lacquer withstands heavy wear and is the right choice for giving furniture surfaces a beautiful translucent finish. You can leave the surfaces wood-coloured or tint them to match the colours of your home.

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For a variety of uses

Kiva Furniture Lacquer can be used on furniture as well as paneled walls, wooden ceilings, doors, and similar wood surfaces. Kiva is a durable product that has received the Finnish Key Flag symbol.

Choose your colour

Kiva Furniture Lacquer can be tinted to the colours in the Interior Wood Stains and Lacquers colour card. The colour card includes 30 translucent colours.

Protect your furniture

Kiva Furniture Lacquer is also suitable for the protective lacquering of painted and stained surfaces.

Tikkurila Oyj
(Previous date 21.12.2011)

Kiva 30, Semi-Matt Furniture Lacquer

Waterborne, low-odour, non-yellowing tintable acrylate lacquer for use on dry interior wood surfaces.
Product features

Single pack waterbased acrylic lacquer for use on dry interior wood surfaces according to instructions for use. Kiva Furniture Lacquer can also be used for protective lacquering of painted and stained surfaces. Not suitable for use on floors (use Parketti-Ässä Floor Lacquer for lacquering floors).

Recommended uses
Furniture like tables, chairs, bookshelves, toys and panelled walls, wooden ceilings, doors and similar wood surfaces. Suitable also for protective lacquering of painted and stained surfaces.

The paint is suitable for interior walls The paint is semi-matt The paint is water-borne Tool: spray Tool: brush
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
Base paints
Colour Range
Tikkurila Interior Wood Stains and Lacquers colour card.
Gloss grade

8-14 m2/litre per coat. Actual spreading rate will depend upon texture, porosity and hardness of the wood.

Can sizes
0,225, 0,9, 2,7, 9 l
Application method

Brush, sponge or spray.  

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

Dust dry in approx. 1/2 hour and recoatable after 2-3 hours. Ready to use the following day. The lacquered surface will reach final hardness after approx. 2 weeks. Hard stress, cleaning and placing of sticking and hot objects on the lacquered surface should be avoided during this time.

Chemical resistance
Resists cleaning chemicals and weak solvents e.g. white spirit. Spillage of coffee, tea etc. should be wiped off immediately.
Resists well oils and greases.
Solids volume
Approx. 32 %
Approx. 1,0 kg/l, 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 +10 ºC, and the relative humidity of the air 30 - 80 %.
New wood surface:
Clean the surface from dirt and dust. Wet with clean water so as to expose loose wood fibres, allow to dry and sand down. Remove sanding dust.
Previously lacquered surface:
Wash the surface with Maalipesu Cleaning Agent and rinse carefully with water. Sand the surface matt. Completely remove existing coatings that are in poor condition with paint removal agent or by sanding. Treat like new wood surface.
Stir Kiva Furniture Lacquer thoroughly before and during use. Thin with water, if necessary. Apply by brush, sponge or spray 2-3 times. If you use a tinted product, make a trial lacquering first on a separate piece of wood to be sure of the right colour. The final colour will depend upon the timber species, i.e. original colour and hardness and number of coats applied. Thin the tinted lacquer with approx. 20-30% water for the first coat. The chosen colour and gloss level will normally be achieved after the application of two coats. Always treat the whole surface without interruption and on large panel surfaces few boards at a time to avoid overlapping.
Cleaning of tools
Clean with water immediately after use. Tikkurila Pensselipesu (Tool Cleaner) is recommended to be used for cleaning hardened paint from tools.
Maintenance instructions
Cleaning earliest approx. 2 weeks after application, if needed.
The surfaces are cleaned with a soft brush, damp cleaning cloth or sponge and neutral (pH 6-8) washing detergent. The surface may not remain wet. Very dirty surfaces can be cleaned with a slightly alkaline (pH 8-10) detergent using e.g. a cleaning cloth or sponge. Rinse the surface carefully.
Maintenance treatment
Surfaces lacquered with Kiva Furniture Lacquer can be maintenance lacquered with same type of waterborne lacquer. See preparation.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value
(cat A/e) 130g/l(2010. Kiva contains VOC max. 130 g/l.

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

Empty cans should be recycled or disposed of in accordance with local regulations. Liquid waste should be destroyed according to the local regulations. Ympäristöseloste
ADR: not classified
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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.