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Kivitex

Ready-to-use facade paint for mineral surfaces

Kivitex is a waterborne silicate paint for exterior and interior surfaces where a better heat resistance is required or the moisture stress level is greater than normal.




KiiltäväMatta
The paint is suitable for interior wallsThe paint is suitable for exterior wallsThe paint is water-borneTool: roller
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
3
m2/l
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
5
m2/l

Versatile facade paint

Kivitex is suitable for a variety of mineral surfaces, especially plaster surfaces.


Withstands heat and moisture

As an inorganic product, Kivitex is highly resistant to heat and is ideal for the treatment of sauna firewalls and fireplaces. Thanks to its excellent water vapor permeability, Kivitex is also suitable for basement walls and ceilings.

Full-matt dignity

The full-matt sandy surface of Kivitex paint creates a special ambience.


Tikkurila Oyj
PRODUCT DATA SHEET
21.06.2011
 

Kivitex Silicate Paint

Description
Inorganic potash waterglass-based one-component facade paint for interior and exterior painting.
Product features
Precast concrete, lime plaster, lime-cement plaster and sand-lime brick surfaces. Also suitable for surfaces previously treated with lime, lime-cement, cement and silicate paints.  See instructions for use.
Recommended uses
Residential, commercial, industrial, storage, etc. buildings. Also suitable for special buildings such as air-raid shelters, water towers, subways, etc

TECHNICAL DATA
The paint is suitable for interior walls The paint is suitable for exterior walls The paint is full-matt The paint is water-borne Tool: roller
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
3
m2/l
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
5
m2/l
Base paints
SA
Colour Range
Tikkurila Masonry Facades Colour Card, light colours and in addition the following colours for interior use: F497, G497, G467, G484, H466, H484, H497, X450, X459, X487, Y458, Y462, Y487
Gloss grade
Full-matt
Coverage

Approx. 3 - 5 m2/l, one coat application. Coverage is determined by roughness and porosity of the surface as well as painting method and conditions.

Can sizes
2.7 l, 9 l and 18 l
Thinner
Water
Application method
Brush, lime chipper or roller
Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity
Recoatable after 12 hours.
Water vapour resistance (EN ISO 7783)
sd,H2O < 0.14 m.
Permeability to CO2 (EN 1062-6)
sd,CO2 < 1 m.
Adhesive strength (EN 1542)
> 0,8 N/mm2. (ISO 4624)
Weather resistance
Good, also in industrial and maritime atmosphere.
Density
Approx. 1.4 kg/l, ISO 2811.
Storage
Protect from frost. The temperature of the product or container may not exceed +35ºC. Do not store in direct sunlight, even under a protective tarpaulin. Tinted product, or a product kept in an improperly closed or half-empty can will not withstand long-term storage.

APPLICATION DETAILS
Application conditions
The surface to be painted must be clean, dry and solid, the temperature of the air at least +5ºC, and the relative humidity of the air below 80 %. To avoid colour differencies do not paint under strong sun light or rain.
Preparation
Unpainted exterior surfaces:
New concrete surfaces must be dry and hardened before treatment. It is recommended that concrete surfaces be allowed to dry for a minimum of one heating period before painting. The new plastering surface must be dry and hardened before painting. The time needed for drying and hardening is affected by, for example, the texture of the plaster (e.g. lime-cement ratio), the drying and hardening conditions and the thickness of the plaster layer.
Remove dirt, dust and salts from unpainted surfaces. Clean mouldy, mossy etc. surfaces by applying Tikkurila Mould Removal from the bottom upwards as instructed. Concrete surfaces cast by using formwork must be mechanically worked, e.g. sand-blasted, to create sufficient surface texture. Remove the glass-like, glossy laitance by, for instance, sand-blasting, using a special grinding stone or high-pressure washing with the help of sand.

Previously painted exterior surfaces:
Remove dirt, dust and salts from the surfaces.
Clean mouldy, mossy etc. surfaces by applying Tikkurila Mould Removal from the bottom upwards as instructed. Remove any flaky, loose or powdery paint layers from the previously painted surface. Organic paints or coatings are removed completely with a Paint Removal solution and pressure washing with hot water or sand-blasting. Choose the removal method according to the strength of the substrate and the type of paint to be removed (e.g. with steel wire brush, by pressure washing with hot water or water-sand washing). Also, remove powdery and weak areas from the plaster or concrete surfaces. Open cracks found near concrete-bars by chipping or by using an angle grinder and a grinding wheel etc. Remove rust from the steel and treat with protective paint. Patch opened cracks, holes and crevices to the same level as the surrounding concrete surface with suitable Finnseco repair mortar, and plaster surfaces with lime-cement mortar.

Unpainted interior surfaces:
New concrete surfaces must be dry and hardened before finishing treatment. New plastering surface must be dry and hardened before painting.
Remove dirt, dust and other impurities from unpainted surfaces.

Previously painted interior surfaces:
Remove dirt, dust and other impurities. Wash surfaces with Tikkurila Maalipesu Cleaning Agent according to instructions, if needed. Remove any flaky, loose or powdery paint (e.g. lime paint) layers from the previously painted surface. Sand glossy, well adhering paint coats until matt.
Patching
Patch opened cracks, holes and crevices to the same level as the surrounding concrete surface with a suitable Finnseco repair mortar, and plaster surfaces with lime or lime-cement mortar. Patches are carefully after treated, and they are left to harden before painting.
Painting

Solid exterior surfaces:

Prime solid and hard surfaces once with a mixture made of Tikkurila Silicate Primer and KIVITEX Silicate Paint (mixing ratio 1:2).


Finish with KIVITEX Silicate Paint at the earliest after 12 hours from priming. KIVITEX Silicate Paint can be diluted max. 10 % with water. 

Porous exterior surfaces:
Prime porous and absorbent surfaces like plaster and sand-lime brick surfaces and previously with lime, lime-cement, cement and silicate paints painted surfaces using wet-on-wet system with a mixture made of Silicate Primer and pure water (mixing ratio 1:1).

Undercoat earliest after 12 hours from priming. Kivitex Silicate Paint can be thinned max. 10% with Silicate Primer.

Finishing can be started at the earliest after 12 hours from undercoating.  Kivitex Silicate Paint can be thinned max. 10% with water. 

Interior surfaces:
Separate priming product is not needed for interior surfaces.
Apply one priming coat of Kivitex Silicate Paint. Finish with Kivitex Silicate paint at the earliest after 12 hours from priming. Kivitex Silicate Paint can be thinned max. 10% with water, if needed.
NOTE:

Stir KIVITEX Silicate Paint well before use. Reserve enough paint from one batch for one uniform surface to avoid possible colour differences. However, if you have to use paint from various batches, paint overlapping area with a mixture of new and old batch (e.g. 1:1). Arrange so that the overlapping area is situated in an unobserved place.

Protect all surfaces not to be treated such as window panes, stone slabs and ceramic tiles on facades or metal surfaces. Clean paint splashes immediately with water.

On large surfaces, the paint should be applied without interruptions to avoid working seams. Different pore structure and variations in temperature and humidity during application and drying can cause colour varieties.

Mechanical stress can cause visible spots on painted surface. This is a typical feature for all matt facade paints which does not, however, affect the product’s technical performance.
Cleaning of tools
Clean tools with water. Tikkurila Tool Cleaner is recommended for removal of hardened paint.
Maintenance instructions
Earliest one month after finishing the exterior surface can be cleaned cautiously using pressure cleaning without cleaning detergent. The cleaning might leave permanent marks on the surface, so the area to be washed must be limited according to the structure line. Loose dirt is recommended to be dry cleaned with a soft brush without abrasion.
Tikkurila Mould Removal can be used to remove algae or mould. Rinse carefully according to directions for use. Note! The surface has always to be repainted after mould wash.
Interior surfaces can be cleaned at the earliest one month after finishing treatment with dry brush, mop or dust towel, if needed.
Maintenance treatment
Surfaces painted with Kivitex Silicate Paint can be re-painted with Kivitex Silicate Paint or Finngard Silicate Paint, see Pretreatment and Application.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value
(Cat A/a) 30 g/l(2010)
Kivitex Silicate Paint contains VOC max.30 g/l.

HEALTH AND SAFETY LABELLING
according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Irritant
Irritant
Contains: Potassium silicate RISK OF SERIOUS DAMAGE TO EYES. Do not breathe spray. Use only in well-ventilated areas. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection. In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label. Keep out of the reach of children. A Safety Data Sheet is available at request.
Safety data sheet

ENVIRONMENTAL and WASTE DISPOSAL
Recycle empty, dry cans or dispose them of in accordance with local regulations. Destroy liquid waste according to the local regulations for hazardous waste.
TRANSPORT
ADR: not classified
sre170415 / niear050112 / mli2111006 / sna281106 / tho291106 / 355_www.tikkurila.com18012012

Colors

Masonry colour card

Masonry facades colour card features 49 timelessly beautiful facade colours fitting their surroundings.

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Instructions

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.