Kivitex - for the most demanding interior and exterior mineral surfaces
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.
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.
The full-matt sandy surface of Kivitex paint creates a special ambience.
Kivitex Silicate Paint
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kivitex Silicate Paint contains VOC max.30 g/l.
according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Safety data sheet
InstructionsConsumption 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.