Tikkurila Paint

Types Of Tikkurila Paint And How They Fare?


For the past eighteen years or so, Tikkurila, a Finnish paint brand, has been available in the UK. They have made a significant impact on the decorating industry since then, especially among sprayers. All the products have amusing names. The majority are excellent. Some offer exceptional value, and a handful are a little dubious. If you’re unfamiliar with the brand, you will find our paint review to be very helpful.

Tikkurila Optiva Primer

Optiva Primer is a somewhat simple and uninteresting product to begin the  review of Tikkurila Paint, but it’s essentially a contract matte made to prime bare plaster. It is the ideal foundation for applying any emulsion product. Optiva primer applies flawlessly with either an airless sprayer or a brush and roller. It performs as expected and fulfills its requirements.

Tikkurila Super White

Tikkurila Super White’s composition is comparable to that of Contract Matt in that it has a minimal amount of polymer binder. But unlike the Optiva Primer, this product can also be applied as a finishing coat. This product works wonders when sprayed airless. Its overall finish is really lovely and sharp, but since it cannot be touched up, keep it away from construction sites. I think it would be better to use the Tikkurila Anti-Reflex if you’re using a brush and roller. Simply put, I think the Super White drags a little bit and leaves visible roller marks on large ceilings.

Tikkurila Optiva Colour

Optiva Color resembles a regular vinyl matte. Excellent finish, very bad opacity! We are referring to three coats applied over walls that have previously been primed with Optiva.

To put that into perspective, Tikkurila requires twice as much labor and material as Dulux. But who would typically apply two coats over bare plaster! It seems like they made a slight improvement to their formula but we would suggest stay away from this one.

Tikkurila Ceramic Optiva 3

This is among the best and flattest emulsion products available on the market! The depth of color, visibility, and simplicity of use are all ideal. Considering that it has some durability once fully cured, it is amazing that you will never see picture framing or roller marks. This paint is easy to use and produces a flawless finish for anyone. This is the ideal hallway emulsion.

Tikkurila Optiva 5

Right now, Tikkurila Optiva 5 paint is arguably one of the more robust matt emulsions available in the UK. It works better than Johnstone’s Endura and Dulux Diamond, and it costs a lot less. Although the finish and opacity of the Tikkurila Optiva 5 in white aren’t the best, this is a fantastic product in color! For a long-lasting emulsion, the finish is remarkably flat and rich. Both opacity and usability are excellent.

Tikkurila Vinyl Matt

The only Tikkurila paint with an English name that we have reviewed is this one, which is also the newest. The color depth, opacity, sheen level, and ease of use are all excellent. There isn’t really anything wrong with this product. Yes, but only in white. The opacity and general finish are a little rough, just like in some of the other white Tikkurila emulsion products.

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