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Valtti Color

Enhances the natural beauty of wood

Traditional, solvent-borne wood stain for all kinds of timber surfaces. Valtti Color is absorbed well and enhances the natural beauty of wood whilst offering protection from the adverse effects of weather.

The paint is suitable for exterior wallsThe paint is solvent-borneTool: brush
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces

Colour and protection for log surfaces

Valtti Color is an oil-based, solvent-borne tintable wood finish that is absorbed into wood and does not form a uniform film after the first treatment. Valtti Color protects the wood from weather stress by slowing the impacts of humidity and sunlight.

Also enhances board surfaces

Valtti Color forms an attractive surface that is absorbed into the wood for vertical board surfaces in the yard. It is suitable for log surfaces, sawn and planed board surfaces, as well as impregnated wood and thermally modified surfaces outdoors.

Suitable colours from the Valtti colour card

You can find dozens of colours that blend in with the landscape from the Valtti colour card.

Tikkurila Oyj
(Previous date 29.04.2013)

Valtti Color - Full-matt solventborne translucent wood finish

Oil-based tintable translucent wood finish, which is absorbed into the wood and does not form a solid film after the first treatment. Protects wood from weathering. Retards moisture absorption and effects of sun light.
Product features

Valtti Color is a full-matt, low build solventborne translucent wood finish. Valtti Color has excellent penetration properties and once dry provides protection from moisture and UV. Valtti Color is particularly suitable for application to dense oily timbers where a matt translucent finish is required.

Valtti Color is suitable for logs, sawn and planed wood surfaces, various wood boards, as well as for impregnated wood and thermally modified wood surfaces for exterior use according to instructions.

Recommended uses
Exterior walls, fences, etc. Both untreated and previously with wood stain treated wood surfaces. Valtti Color is not suitable for interior treatment of greenhouses.

The paint is suitable for exterior walls The paint is solvent-borne Tool: brush
The coverage of the paint on rough surfaces
The coverage of the paint on smooth surfaces
Base paints
Colour Range
Use product as tinted, colours from Tikkurila Valtti colour card.
Additionallly standard colour: Dark Walnut
Gloss grade
Sawn wooden surfaces 4 - 8 m2/l.
Logs and planed wooden surfaces 8 - 12 m2/l.

Can sizes
0.225 l, 0.9 l, 2.7 l, 9 l and 18 l
White Spirit 1050
Application method
Drying time at 23°C and 50% relative air humidity
Touch-dry after 4-8 hours. Re-coatable after 24 hours.
Solids volume
Approx. 17 % depending on the shade.
n. 0.9 kg/l, ISO 2811.
Unaffected either by cold storage or transportation. Poorly closed or short canisters do not endure long storing.
Product code

Application conditions
The surface to be treated must be dry, i.e. the moisture content of the wood should be below 20 %. During painting and drying, the temperature of the air, surface and wood finish has to be at least +5 °C, and the relative humidity of the air below 80 %.
Untreated wood surfaces:
Remove dirt, dust and loose material from untreated surfaces with steel or scrubbing-brush. Wash down surfaces affected by mould with Valtti Mould Removal (Homeenpoisto) solution or Tikkurila Tehopesu (Power Cleaner) according to directions for use. Prime surfaces as soon as possible with Valtti Base priming oil. Protect plants from splashes of Valtti Color and Valtti Base.

Surfaces treated previously with wood preservative or wood finish:
Remove loose material from previously treated surfaces with scraper or steel brush. Clean the surface and wash down with Valtti Mould Removal (Homeenpoisto) solution or Tikkurila Tehopesu (Power Cleaner), if necessary. Glossy film remaining on the surface of the wood should be removed or at least sanded down. Protect plants from splashes of Valtti Color.
Surface treatment
Make sure you have enough tinted Valtti Color for one uniform surface, mixed into one canister to avoid possible colour differences. Stir Valtti Color thoroughly before use and during painting. Apply Valtti Color evenly by brush along the whole length of a log or couple of boards to avoid overlapping. Treat end-grain carefully. Apply 2 coats, thin coats on planed and log surfaces. Always use tinted product to protect new surfaces.
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. 4
weeks under normal circumstances. If cleansing is needed soon after finishing, use a soft brush, damp cleaning cloth or a mop.
After 1 month from painting a soiled surface can be cleansed with Huoltopesu (1 part of Huoltopesu to 10 parts of water). Clean stains and dirty surfaces with a mix of Huoltopesu and water (1:1). Rinse well and allow to dry.

Maintenance treatment
Observe the condition of the finished surface and perform maintenance painting, if necessary. Factors affecting maintenance intervals include the location, compass orientation and weather conditions.

Check the condition of the timber and the functionality of the log structure before applying the finishing coat. See more information at:
EU VOC 2004/42/EC-limit value
(cat A/f) max.700g/l(2010) Valtti Color contains VOC max. 700g/l.

according to Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008
Contains: Hydrocarbons, C9-C11, n-alkanes, isoalkanes,cyclics,<2% aromatics, 2-octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one and 4,5-dichloro-2-octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one. Danger. Flammable liquid and vapor. May cause an allergic skin reaction. May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways. May cause drowsiness and dizziness. Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects. Keep out of reach of children. If medical advice is needed, have product container or label at hand. Avoid breathing vapor. Wear protective gloves. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Keep away from sparks and open flames. - No smoking. Avoid release to the environment. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF SWALLOWED: Do NOT induce vomiting. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician. Contains small amounts of sensitizing substances: ethyl methyl ketoxime. A Safety Data Sheet is available on request.
Safety data sheet

Avoid spillage into drains, water systems and soil. Recycle empty, dry cans or dispose them of in accordance with local regulations. Destroy liquid waste according to the local regulations for hazardous waste. Note! Risk of self-ignition of used cleaning rags, paper wipes etc. Contaminated materials can create fire some hours later and should be soked in water and placed in a closed metal container before disposal.
sre050613 / ssa110308 / mli171106 / kmm141212 / lko191106 / 290 0070


Valtti wood finishes and wood oils colour card

Wooden surfaces are exposed to unrelenting weathering from sunshine and humidity. Semi-transparent wood finishes protect wood surfaces against the weather, retarding the adverse effects of moisture and UV-light, without covering up the beautiful wood grain.

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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.