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Adhesion for demanding surfaces!

Tintable Otex is a quick-drying, matt alkyd primer for demanding surfaces that adheres well to various kinds of interior and exterior surfaces. 

The paint is suitable for interior wallsThe paint is suitable for exterior wallsThe paint is solvent-borneTool: rollerTool: sprayTool: brush
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Suitable as a primer and intermediate coat

Otex is suitable as a primer and intermediate coat for both new and previously painted surfaces. Otex adheres well to surfaces that require special adhesion, such as glass, tile, fiberglass, PVC plastic, aluminum, zinc-coated sheet metal, and surfaces coated with alkyd and acid-curing paint.

Tintable adhesion primer

Otex can be tinted according to Tikkurila Symphony 2436 colour card. Colour accuracy is not perfect, however.

Tikkurila Oyj
(Previous date 21.12.2011)

Otex - Adhesion Primer

Full-matt, quick drying special resin based adhesion primer.
Product features

Single pack solvent based adhesion primer suitable for priming and undercoating both new and previously painted surfaces. Otex adheres well to difficult substrates like glass, tiles, glass fibre, melamine, PVC-plastic, aluminium, zinc coated sheet metal and surfaces coated with alkyd and acid-curing paint. Suitable also for wood, wood fibre board, chipboard and metal surfaces in dry interior premises. 

Recommended uses
Interior surfaces that require excellent adhesion and exterior window frames painted with polyurethane or catalytic paints.

The paint is suitable for interior walls The paint is suitable for exterior walls The paint is full-matt The paint is solvent-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
AP and C
Colour Range
Tintable according to the Tikkurila Symphony 2436 colour card. Colour accuracy is not perfect.
AP base paint can be used both as white and tinted (half of A-base paint's colourant amount). C-base only as tinted.
Gloss grade
8-10 m2/l.
Can sizes
White: 1/3
Base paint AP: 0,9 l, 2,7 l, 9 l, 18 l.
Base paint C: 0,9 l, 2,7 l, 9 l
Spray Thinner 1032 and White Spirit 1050
Application method
Methods: Brush, roller or spray. For airless spray application use a nozzle 0.011" - 0.015" i.e. 0.280 - 0.380 mm.
Thinning:  0 - 10 vol-%

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

Dust dry after 1 hour, sandable and recoatable on the following day.

Solids volume
48 %
1.4 kg/l white, ISO 2811
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Application conditions
The surface to be painted must be dry, the temperature of the air at least +5ºC, and the relative humidity of the air below 80 %.
Unpainted surfaces:
Remove dirt and dust from unpainted surfaces. Treat knot points on bare wooden surfaces with Tikkurila Knotting Lacquer. Wash surfaces requiring special adhesion with Maalipesu cleaning agent and rinse carefully with water. Sand matt. Remove sanding dust.

Previously painted surfaces:
Wash down previously painted surfaces with Maalipesu cleaning agent and rinse carefully with water. Sand the surface matt. Remove sanding dust.
Stir Otex well before use and thin, if necessary, for brush application with White Spirit 1050, and for spray application with Spray thinner 1032. Apply Otex by brush, roller or spray. Otex adhesion primer levels well, so sanding is often unnecessary. When a very smooth surface is preferred sand with a fine dry sanding paper.
Cleaning of tools
Clean tools with White Spirit 1050 or Tikkurila Pensselipesu (Tool Cleaner).
Maintenance instructions
Handle the surface with care, ultimate durability and hardness is reached in approx. a month under normal circumstances. If cleansing is needed, use a soft brush or a damp cleaning cloth.
Clean the surface at the earliest after 1 month from painting, if necessary.
Use a neutral (pH 6-8) dishwashing agent and a soft brush, sponge or a dust rag.
Soiled surfaces can be cleansed with a cleaning cloth or sponge using a neutral (pH 8-10) detergent. Rinse surface carefully after maintenance.

EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value: (cat A/i) 500g/l (2010). Otex contains VOC max. 500g/l.

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Contains: Naphtha, hydrodesulfurized heavy, Solvent naphtha, light aromatic. FLAMMABLE. HARMFUL TO AQUATIC ORGANISMS, MAY CAUSE LONG-TERM ADVERSE EFFECTS IN THE AQUATIC ENVIRONMENT. Do not breathe vapour/spray. Use only in well-ventilated areas. If swallowed, seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label. Do not empty into drains. Keep out of the reach of children. Contains ethyl methyl ketoxime. May produce an allergic reaction. A Safety Data Sheet is available on request.
Safety data sheet

Avoid spillage into drains, water systems and soil. Recycle empty cans or dispose them of in accordance with local regulations. Liquid waste should be destroyed according to the local regulations for hazardous waste.
ADR: 3 III, Drums/vessels < 450 litres: not subject to ADR because of high viscosity
sre150312 / kmm160312 / tpi250308 / mpy261005 / 203-s

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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.