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Taika Pearl Paint

Opulent and magical surfaces

Taika pearl paints are opaque pearlescent paints which will help you create luxurious finishes on walls, furniture and other interior details. Taika pearl paint is available in a wide range of colours or can be used untinted in silver and gold.

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

Add some sparkle to your life

Everyday life does not need to be gray, and less is not always more. Adding some sparkle to your life is easy. With the quick-drying, waterborne Taika paints, you can make the change in just one day.

Only creativity sets the limits

In the Taika colour card, you can find silver-based bright, pearlescent shades and gold-based rich and warm shades. Learn about the different application methods and combine pearlescent and matt surfaces, for instance, to produce an exciting result.

A magical mood for furniture

A metallic sheen in its different shades transforms even the most ordinary objects. Taika Pearl Paints are suitable for walls as well a furniture and any other items that you wish to highlight.

Tikkurila Oyj
(Previous date 10.01.2012)

Taika - Pearl Paint

Water-borne, tintable, acrylate paint for a pearlescent effect.
Product features
Opaque waterbased pearlescent paint suitable for interior furniture, wooden surfaces, fibre board, particle board and metallic surfaces plasterboard (gypsum board) and similar. Taika is available in a range of metallic/ pearlescent colours which can be seen in the Taika colour card.
Recommended uses
For use on interior walls, furniture, etc. where a fancy effect is required. Can be used for first-time painting or patching up, and on substrates previously painted with alkyd or catalytic paint, or on lacquered surfaces. Good illumination emphasizes the effect.

The paint is suitable for interior walls The paint is semi-gloss 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
HM and KM
Colour Range
Taika colour card and guide
Gloss grade
6-8 m2/l.
Can sizes
0.1 l, 0.225 l, 0.9 l and 2.7 liters Silver and Gold
Standard color Copper: 0.1 l, 0.225 and 1 l
Application method

Methods: brush (synthetic), effect roller, spray. Use brush or effect roller to create different surface patterns.

For example conventional spray: nozzle size 1.8mm, thinning up to 40 % with water.

On spray application always make a test spraying.

Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity
Touch-dry after one hour. Recoatable after 6-8 hours.
Wash resistance
Resists over 5000 brushings (SFS 3755).
Heat resistance
+85°C, ISO 4211-3.
Solids volume
Approx. 35%
1.1 kg/l (without tinting), ISO 2811
Protect from frost.
Product code
MED Certificate

Application conditions
The surface to be treated must be dry, the temperature of the air at least +10ºC, and the relative humidity of the air below 80 %. A fairly low temperature (approx. +15º C) and a fairly high humidity (50-70 % RH) prevents the paint from drying too quickly and makes work easier.
Unpainted surfaces:
Clean new surfaces carefully of dirt and dust, to ensure the best possible adhesion.
Wood surfaces:
Treat knots with Oksalakka knotting lacquer. Prime with Helmi Primer/Feelings Furniture Primer. New clean wooden surfaces in good condition can also be treated directly with Taika Pearl Paint.
Metal surfaces:
Metal surfaces should be primed with Rostex Super or Rostex Super Akva anti-corrosion primer.
Wall surfaces:
If necessary, smooth the surface with a Presto filler and sand the dry surface. Remove sanding dust. Apply 1-2 coats of Tikkurila acrylate wall paint, such as Harmony/Feelings Interior Paint.
Previously painted surfaces:
Wash down previously painted surfaces with Maalipesu cleaning agent and rinse carefully with water. Allow to dry.
Wood surfaces:
Remove loose paint or lacquer with a scraper. Sand hard and glossy painted or lacquered surfaces matt. Remove sanding dust. Fill holes and cracks with Presto Rapid Filler and sand filled spots. Prime like unpainted surfaces. Please note: use Otex primer on surfaces covered with nitrocellulose lacquer.
Wall surfaces:
Sand hard and glossy surfaces matt. Remove sanding dust. Fill holes and cracks with Spakkeli or Presto Filler and sand the dry surfaces. Remove sanding dust. Prime like unpainted surfaces.

Stir the paint carefully all the way to the bottom before use. Furniture, etc.: Apply two coats of Taika Pearl Paint by brushing, rolling or spraying. On large surfaces, it is worth first applying with a roller and then smoothing it with a brush. Use a high-quality synthetic-fibre brush. The pearlescent effect is beautifully accentuated in the brush strokes. Wall surfaces/effect painting: On wall surfaces, Taika Pearl Paint works best as a limited effect surface, whereby part of the wall paint used as a 'primer' is left visible. From the Taika colour card, you will find colours for wall paints that match Taika Pearl Paint. Apply Taika Pearl Paint with a roller in areas of about 1m² at a time, and, if desired, immediately create effects using different effect rollers, brushes or sponges. A trial painting on thick cardboard is recommended. We recommend that you protect the skirtings carefully with masking tape. Remove the masking tape immediately after painting. If you use a brush, work with small areas and finish immediately with a roller. In that way, border areas are not so easily visible. Apply two coats of Taika Pearl Paint, but in effect painting, only one. Painting large, smooth, even surfaces with Taika Pearl Paint requires skill and experience, but such methods as criss-cross brushing or rolling also work for beginners, even on larger wall surfaces. Taika Pearl Paint is also excellent for patterning with stencils. Further ideas and more detailed instructions can be found in the Taika Guide and colour card and Effect Painting Guide.
Cleaning of tools
Remove excess paint from the tools. Wash the tools with soap and water. For cleaning slightly hardened paint, we recommend Tikkurila Pensselipesu (Tool Cleaner).
Maintenance instructions
Not until 1 month after painting: Clean the surfaces with neutral (pH 6-8) dishwashing liquid and with soft brush, sponge or cloth. Clean the very dirty surfaces with lightly alkaline (pH 8-10) washing fluid with cloth, mop or sponge. Rinse the surface carefully.

After painting the surfaces must be handled carefully for a few weeks time, because the paint will achieve its final hardness and durability in normal conditions after 1 month. If the surface must be cleaned soon after painting, clean the surface lightly with soft brush, cloth or mop.
Maintenance treatment
Follow the instructions of previously painted surfaces. If desired the effect surfaces can be recoated with Helmi Furniture Paint (furniture) or with water-borne wall paints (wall surfaces)
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value
(cat A/l) 200g/l (2010)
Taika Pearl Paint VOC max. 200 g/l.

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
The product is not classified as dangerous. Handle with care. Avoid prolonged contact with skin and breathing of spray mist. A Safety Data Sheet is available at 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.
VAK / ADR: not classified
sre090713 / hok120906 / tho140906 / 858 6085-6


Taika colour card

Colour and light, together create ambience. But rarely have they come together so enchantingly and mystically as in Tikkurila's Pearl Paints and Glazes, where it is as if light has been captured inside the very colour itself. With shimmering Taika Pearl Paints and translucent Taika Glazes you can create magical spaces with dreamlike, fairytale ambiences. Silver-based Taika Pearl Paints and Glazes produce bright, pearlescent shades, while gold-based colours create warm and spicy moods.

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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.