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A chalkboard paint in hundreds of colours

The versatile Liitu Blackboard Paint is a fun way to spice up your home. With Liitu, you can easily create a unique and personalized chalkboard. Waterborne Liitu can be tinted to all of Tikkurila’s hundreds of colours.

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

Many possibilities with Liitu

The fun Liitu Blackboard Paint offers many possibilities and can be tinted to all the colours in Tikkurila’s Symphony colour card – no need to restrict yourself to a traditional black or green.

An easy way to spice up your home

With Liitu Blackboard Paint, you can create colourful and personalized chalkboards on walls, cabinet doors, furniture, or small items in your home. 

A beautifully matt effect surface 

Waterborne Liitu Blackboard Paint is easy to apply for a beautifully matt textured surface that works well with chalk and withstands repeated wiping.

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Liitu Blackboard paint

Waterborne paint for painting blackboards.
Product features

To create blackboard surfaces. Chalk writing adheres well to the painted surface and can be wiped off easily.

Recommended uses
Walls, furniture

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
Tikkurila Symphony 2436 colour card. Additionally standard colour Black 202.
Gloss grade
8-10 m2/l.
Can sizes
A and C: 0.225 l and 0.9 l. Black standard colour 1/3 l and 1 l.
Application method
Roller, brush or spray

- Conventional spraying; pressure 3 - 4 bar, nozzle tip 1.6 - 1.8 mm, thinning 15 - 30 % by volume

- Airless spraying; nozzle pressure 140 - 160 bar, nozzle tip 0.011" - 0.013", thinning 0 - 5 % by                 volume

- Air assisted airless spraying; nozzle pressure 140 - 160 bar,  atomizing air pressure 2 bar, nozzle tip         0.011" - 0.013", thinning, 0 - 5 % by volume.

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

Recoatable after approx. 6 hours. Ready to use after approx. 1 week

Wet scrub resistance
SFS-EN 13300 class I, ISO 11998
Solids volume
approx. 39 % depending on shade
approx. 1.2 kg/l, depending on shade, ISO 2811
Protect from frost.
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Application conditions
The surface to be painted must be dry, the temperature of the air at least +8°C, and the relative humidity of the air below 80 %.
Unpainted surface:
Remove dirt and dust from the surfaces. Fill the surfaces with a suitable Presto filler, if needed, and sand the dried surface. Remove sanding dust. Prime wall surfaces with Feelings Universal Primer or Varma Primer and furniture with Feelings Furniture Primer, Helmi Primer or Otex Akva.
Previously painted surface:
Wash down previously painted surfaces with Maalipesu cleaning detergent following instructions on the label. Allow to dry. Sand the surface and remove sanding dust. Fill any holes and cracks with a suitable Presto product. Prime with a suitable product like Feelings Universal Primer, Varma Primer, Feelings Furniture Primer, Helmi Primer or Otex Akva, if needed.
Stir Liitu well before use. Thin with water, if needed. Apply with a short napped paint roller, brush or spray 1-2 times.
Cleaning of tools
Clean tools with water. Tikkurila Tool Cleaner is recommended for removal of slightly hardened paint.
Maintenance instructions
Cleaning earliest approx. 1 month after painting, if needed: The surfaces are cleaned with a neutral (pH 6-8) dish washing solution and soft brush, sponge or cleaning cloth. Clean very dirty surfaces with weakly alkaline (pH 8-10) detergent using e.g. cleaning cloth or sponge. Rinse the surface carefully.
The product achieves its final hardness and durability after one month under normal conditions, therefore the surfaces must be handled with care during this time. If the surfaces need to be cleaned soon after finishing, clean them slightly with a soft brush or damp cleaning cloth.
Maintenance treatment
Surfaces painted with Liitu paint can be recoated directly with Liitu paint. See Preparation.
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value
(cat A/d) 130g/l(2010)
Liitu contains VOC max. 130g/l.

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Contains 1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one and 2,4,7,9-tetramethyldec-5-yne-4,7-diol. May produce an allergic reaction. Wear protective gloves. A Material Safety Data Sheet is available on request.
Safety data sheet

Recycle empty, dry cans or dispose them of in accordance with local regulations. Destroy liquid waste according to the local regulations for hazardous waste.
ADR: not classified
ser250914 / mkv170314 / garta04062014 / akk290914

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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.